Building Tomorrow’s Communities
How do 537 municipal authorities across the country develop a reasonably consistent and planned response to migrant and refugee settlement?
Welcoming Cities supports local councils and community leaders to leverage the ideas and innovation that come from being welcoming and inclusive. The Welcoming Cities network is built around:
Supporting local councils and communities to learn from each other and access resources, research, policies, and case studies.
Standard + Accreditation
Developing and accrediting The Australian Standard for Welcoming Cities to benchmark policy and practice in cultural diversity and inclusion.
Brokering meaningful multi-sector partnerships that foster a sense of belonging and participation for all members of the community.
Showcasing leading practice through case studies and an award focused on responses by local government and communities to welcoming efforts.
Over the next 35 years, migration will drive economic and skills growth in Australia. Migrants will contribute $1.6 trillion dollars to Australia’s GDP, and 10 per cent more to the economy than existing residents.
Welcoming Cities is an initiative of the Scanlon Foundation and Welcome to Australia in partnership with Welcoming America.
Register your interest in becoming part of the Welcoming Cities network.