Gardening Working Bee

Gardening Bee March 2021

Our Canberra Refugee Support volunteers had a great time at our gardening working bee over the weekend. Our volunteers contribute in so many ways including helping move house, tutoring, helping clients find work, providing transport to get to appointments, etc. Being part of the working bee is just one of the ways that volunteers can get involved and put their …

Inclusive employment and training for migrant and refugee women

Stepping Stone Cafe Canberra

Canberrans Hannah Costello and Vanessa Brettell launched a social enterprise café in Colombia several years ago, using… Posted by ABC Canberra on Monday, March 1, 2021 Canberrans Hannah Costello and Vanessa Brettell launched a social enterprise café in Colombia several years ago, using their combined savings to employ and train 18 at-risk youths. “I was thinking, I don’t just want to …

Thank you Canberra!

Thank you Canberra

We did it! $22,336.00 was raised for Canberra Refugee Support in the Hands Up 4 Canberra Appeal. All money will stay in Canberra and will be used for the Geoff McPherson Scholarship Fund and to support Refugee and Asylum Seekers in Canberra. A huge thank you for all your efforts and generosity.  Please donate what you can to CRS at the …

Australia will give refugees free doses of coronavirus vaccine

Covid Vaccine bottles

A piece of good news from the Australian Government! To ensure the maximum possible vaccine protection in Australia, the government will also offer free doses to anyone in Australia, regardless of their visa status. Visa holders, refugees, asylum seekers, temporary-protection visa holders, those on bridging visas and those whose visas have been cancelled will given free doses after the government’s …

The sweetest moments in the sourest of years

Deng Family

Canberra Times Story January 5 2021 Malual Kuir and Dabora Moses with their children in the backyard of their Kambah home. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong The Deng family lived for 17 years in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya before coming to Australia. It was bleak but not as bleak as Sudan from which they fled as it descended into bloody …

CRS Response to Christchurch

Canberra Refugee Support expresses its sympathy and support for the victims of the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand Canberra Refugee Support joins in the heartfelt expression of solidarity with our Muslim communities from people across Australia, New Zealand and the world. CRS expresses its commitment to continue to welcome refugees and asylum seekers and to stand against …

Local soccer club welcomes refugees and holds a minutes’ silence

Local soccer team welcomes refugees

CRS member Oliver Caruana-Brown and his team Canberra City SC, along with Weston Molonglo FC, stood together to welcome Hakeem al-Araibi and support refugees, as well as hold a minutes’ silence for the lives lost in Christchurch, before their FFA Cup clash over the weekend. Talking to the Canberra Times, Oliver said “al-Araibi’s story transcends one man – it is …

CRS Fundraising Dinner – 12 October 2017

Vietnamese food

The 2017 CRS Fundraising Dinner was held at The Hellenic Club in Phillip on Thursday 12 October. Once again, the Hellenic Club provided a terrific venue, with efficient and courteous service and delicious food. This is more than a club: worth making the effort to visit. Our first keynote speaker was Dr Kim Huynh. As an Indochinese Boat person, Kim …