News & Media

ECCV signs the Victorian Multicultural CEO Network Open Letter

Spectrum in collaboration with other multicultural organisations across Victoria; joins with the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) in urging the Government to provide more support for ethnic and multicultural communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read the media release.

May 4, 2020

COVID-19 update 16th March 2020

As a provider of community services, including services to vulnerable members of our community, the team at Spectrum recognise the important role we play in keeping ourselves and our clients safe. Spectrum continues to monitor the status of COVID-19, including the information and directives from the Australian Government. Spectrum is well prepared and we continue […]

March 16, 2020

A pledge from the Australian community to support refugee sponsorship.

Many ordinary Australians across the country wish to help people fleeing conflict and persecution rebuild their lives in safety and help refugee newcomers use their strengths and attributes to contribute to the success of the Australian communities who welcome them. Community sponsorship of refugees is a way of involving ordinary citizens in supporting and welcoming […]

December 17, 2019

Cohesion sparkles in Refugee Week

Broadmeadows came to the party at the Refugee Week Cohesion festival, at the Hume Global Learning Centre, on Friday 21st June. Welcomed by Mayor Carly Swan, and the Federal Member for Caldwell, Maria Vamvakinou, the Cohesion Festival burst to life, with an official Welcome to Country by Uncle Colin Hunter.  Uncle Colin led the audience […]

July 12, 2019

Young adventurers connect and gain confidence

Adjusting to life in a foreign country as a newly arrived migrant or refugee can be difficult and challenging. Newly arrived young people already experiencing all the normal life changes of teen hood can feel even more isolated and displaced than ever. Connection and confidence can shift this. The importance of supporting newly arrived young […]

June 14, 2019

Carers just want to have fun!

2.7 million Australians live every day in some form of caring role, according to the Australian Department of Social Services. That is, 1 in 8 Australians who may benefit from support, and occasional reprieve, from this highly rewarding yet demanding and often socially isolating role. Spectrum’s team note that while in their caring role, it […]

May 16, 2019

Building Harmony

Spectrum aims to deliver a holistic and wrap-around service response that assists clients to integrate, thrive, contribute and achieve, while actively promoting and embedding economic participation and social cohesion into service delivery. Spectrum’s proven track record, and deep experience combined with a contemporary client centred approach uniquely positions us to provide services that move seamlessly […]

May 15, 2019

Lights + Camera + Cultural Dress = Inclusion!

‘Cultural Diversity Week is a fantastic way to celebrate the everyday diversity of Victorians and reflect on what gives us all a sense of belonging in our multicultural community.’ Cultural Diversity Week 2019 gave enthusiastic Victorians an opportunity to celebrate and embrace both their own culture and those of others through various events across the […]

April 26, 2019

Feel at Home: creating a peaceful tomorrow

In the face of the horrific violence in Sri Lanka over this most peaceful weekend, Spectrum again stands firmly to denounce any act of hatred motivated by difference and extremist beliefs. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the victims, their families, and their communities both in Sri Lanka and here in Australia.  We have been […]

April 23, 2019

Fresh air and sunshine creates connection, banishes isolation

Scientists have long known that both social isolation and feelings of loneliness can increase risk of illness and death in people.  And if, “looking forward to things, is half the pleasure of them” as LM Montgomery once said, then Spectrum’s adventurous excursion program, is multiplying the benefits of getting out and about. We are expanding the participants […]

April 23, 2019