Our multicultural work recognised
Tenants Victoria’s extensive outreach to culturally diverse communities amid the pandemic has earned recognition at the annual Multicultural Awards for Excellence.
We've received a medal from the Victorian Multicultural Commission and been Highly Commended in the category of Excellence in Community Response and Recovery. Key to our work with financially hard-hit renters from multicultural backgrounds has been our community engagement workers’ proficiency in languages besides English - comprising Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Dinka, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.
'Our approach to renters from multicultural communities is intentionally grassroots and we’ve been building this work from the ground up. Liaison, so far, with more than 118 representative organisations has opened new doors for us to build trust and create much needed awareness of rental rights and supports,’ said Farah Farouque, Director of Community Engagement.
Read about all the recipients at the awards ceremony at the Government House on 7 December here.