Catalyst Youth Summit

The voices of Western Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) youth have been recorded in a really interesting new report, recently launched by Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Mike Nahan.

The report outlines recommendations from WA’s first CaLD youth forum – the Catalyst Youth Summit – held in February and attended by 46 WA delegates from 22 countries of origin.

The summit’s focus was to bring together young people to work on solving issues that affect them. The five key areas discussed were discrimination, access to opportunities, refugees and asylum seekers, mental health and a sense of belonging.

The report’s recommendations include the need for cultural competence training for CaLD youth-related service providers, and the importance of creating opportunities for young people from CaLD backgrounds to share their stories and have their voices heard.

You can find the report on the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) website. It is well worth reading.