Category 1: ACT Multicultural Individual Champion Award
Winner: Mrs Lieta Sauiluma-Duggan
Mrs Sauiluma-Duggan is a strong advocate for diversity and multiculturalism in the ACT and through a number of endeavours provides outstanding support to people to better participate in Canberra’s social, cultural, economic and civic life.
Her radio station work promotes community harmony, cohesion, and inclusion across the ACT.
Commendation: Ms Yelin Hung
Category 2: ACT Community Organisation (Multicultural Champion) Award
Winner: Quality Training in Construction
Quality Training in Construction works to ensure communication and language barriers are overcome so that all employment program participants can learn and obtain essential skill sets. Quality Training has developed and tailored their training program to suit the needs of Canberra’s CALD community including building links with many construction firms willing to recruit new employees through the training program.
Commendation: Born to Shine
Commendation: ACT Council of Social Services and Carers ACT
Category 3: ACT Outstanding Excellence Award for Diversity and Inclusion
Winner: Libraries ACT
Libraries ACT provides excellent services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse background and supports them to participate in Canberra’s social, cultural, economic and civic life through their story time project. Libraries ACT provides opportunity for multicultural communities to showcase their diverse cultural heritage and contributes significantly towards promoting and strengthening community harmony to create a Canberra where diversity is celebrated and embraced.
Commendation: Mr Zouheir Dalati
Category 4: ACT Multicultural Art, Media or Culture Award
Winner: Chinese Voice Program of CMS FM 91.1
The Chinese Voice Program in the CMS Radio Station FM 91.1 has been broadcasting for 20 years. The Program conducts a range of radio interviews across the week and covers many topics. During the COVID19 shutdown, the Program cooperated with professionals including lawyers and financial advisers to provide useful information to listeners on stimulus packages and the Jobseeker and Jobkeeper schemes. The Program also conducted an online cloud concert to bring positive views and stress relief to listeners. The program is not just a voice program but also runs courses in which the community can participate and engage.
Commendation: The Cubby House of Tales team, Canberra Youth Theatre