Harmony Week, 21 - 27 March 2022

This Harmony Week we are encouraged to take time to celebrate our multiculturalism.

As one of the most successful multi-cultural countries in the world, Harmony Week celebrates inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians - regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

Connect Health & Community is proud of our multi-cultural community.

From the oldest continuous culture of our first Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world, our cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and is at the heart of who we are.

Orange is chosen to represent Harmony Week as it traditionally signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also signifies the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.

Why not wear something orange during Harmony Week to show you support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia?

Did you know:

  • nearly half (49 per cent) of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was
  • we identify with more than 300 ancestries
  • since 1945, more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia
  • 85 per cent of Australians agree multiculturalism has been good for Australia
  • apart from English, the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, Tagalog/Filipino, Hindi, Spanish and Punjabi
  • more than 70 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia.

The staff, volunteers and clients of Connect Health & Community proudly reflect the rich tapestry of cultures across our nation.

If you would like to get more connected with our amazing community, we have a range of social groups and volunteering opportunities where you can meet some of the wonderful people in your neighbourhood.

For more information, visit our social groups and volunteering pages or call us today on 03) 9575 5333.

Source: Department of Home Affairs and ABS 2016 Census Data.

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