Thank you: Symposium 2019

By all accounts, the 2019 Welcoming Cities Symposium was our most successful yet. A packed program featured the inaugural First Nations keynote and an exceptional line-up of community practitioners, Local Government representatives, researchers, and community leaders.

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Supporting local governments to advance communities where everyone can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life.

Welcoming Cities is part of a growing network of more than 135 municipalities around the world. The network is built around:

Knowledge Sharing

Supporting local governments to access evidence-based research, resources, policies and case studies.

Celebrating Success

Recognising local governments that demonstrate leading practice and innovation in welcoming efforts.

Partnership Development

 Facilitating & resourcing multi-sector partnerships to maximise learning, reach and impact.

Standard + Accreditation

Setting the National Standard for cultural diversity and inclusion policy and practice in local government.

Setting the Standard

The Welcoming Cities Standard sets the National Standard for cultural diversity and inclusion policy and practice in Local Government – helping to create communities where everyone can belong.

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