CAMS
Community action for a multicultural Society

Introducing TMC as a Cams Provider

The Migrant Centre Organisation Inc. (trading as Thriving Multicultural Communities) provides various no-cost community services and programs to assist the Gold Coast community. Many of our programs focus on assisting persons from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), from migrant and refugee backgrounds to promote social and economic inclusion in Australian society.

For the next 3 years, TMC, will be the provider of the Queensland Government’s CAMS program for the Northern Gold Coast. Our TMC CAMS Coordinator is Jake Coates.

Jake has been with TMC for a year as a Project Coordinator and has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, certificates in intercultural communication and grant and tender writing.

cams@migrantcentre.org

what is cams?

The Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) program supports the Queensland Government’s commitment to promoting an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland”. The Queensland Government has provided funding to 19 locally based organisations throughout Queensland to deliver local economic and social inclusion outcomes for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. With the funding, each organisation will aim to deliver a range of projects, activities and initiatives that address local barriers to economic and social inclusion and build sustainable opportunities for inclusion in local employment, services, networks, and industries.

Consequently, TMC – Thriving Multicultural Communities has developed a strategic plan for the next 3 years to deliver programs, activities and initiatives that will support social cohesion and promote independence and opportunity for all.

CAMS programs and initiatives

TMC has been working hard to ensure that we have a lot to offer the Gold Coast’s CALD Communities for 2022.

Under our CAMS program, TMC will be delivering seven core projects in year 1, including:

Migrant Emergency Readiness Programs (MERP)

Come to one of our Migrant Emergency Readiness Programs to learn how to protect yourself and your family when disasters occur. Participants will be provided with tool kits to ensure that they are prepared to respond to the types of disasters we typically face in South East Queensland and how to recover quickly.

Digital Literacy for Seniors

Having difficulty with your device or getting online?

Come to one of our Digital Literacy for Seniors workshops, where you will be taught digital device basics and how to get online. Classes are small and interactive. Bring your device with you if you have other issues; at the end of the information sessions there will be time to troubleshoot any issues you are having.

Business Mentors program

Looking to start your own business but don’t know where to start?

Attend one of our Business Mentors Programs and get real advice from people who are already in business to ensure that you have a solid foundation to work from.

Striving4Change DFV Conversations

Domestic Family Violence is an issue that affects everyone. If you are a community leader that is interested in discussing the often-stigmatised issue, join our community conversations and be part of a solution.

Youth Employment Support

Want to give yourself the best chance of securing a job?

If you are between the ages of 16 – 24, come to one of our Youth Employment Support Sessions. The sessions will be directed by your needs and include resume and cover letter writing assistance, job search tips, practice interviews and career advice – sessions are small, so book in early. There will also be pizza!

TMC Sports Engagement Program

Looking to get fit while being social?

Register your social soccer team to play in the TMC Harmony Cup.

Or, if you are a female who would like to learn how to swim, ask us about our swimming sessions.

Establishment of Ethno-specific Organisation workshops

Are you thinking about developing your own community group or organisation? Do you want to advocate for your community? Do you want to be able to apply for grant funding for your community projects?

Attend one of our workshops to learn where to begin, the advantages of incorporation, how to govern an organisation, how to write grant applications and how to develop a project budget.

Click on the ‘Events’ tab or visit our social media for upcoming dates.

register your interest to participate in any of our programs or events by emailing: cams@migrantcentre.org