In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Awards


Multicultural Awards

2020 ACT Multicultural Awards

The ACT Multicultural Awards program established in 2011 acknowledges outstanding contributions of individuals and organisation to promote multiculturalism in the ACT.

2020

Category 1: ACT Multicultural Individual Champion Award

Winner: Mrs Lieta Sauiluma-DugganLieta 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

Yelin Hung

Category 2:  ACT Community Organisation (Multicultural Champion) Award

Winner: Quality Training in ConstructionQuality 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

Born to Shine

Commendation: ACT Council of Social Services and Carers ACT

ACT Council of Social Services and Carers ACT

Category 3: ACT Outstanding Excellence Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Winner: Libraries ACTLibraries 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

Zouheir Dalati

Category 4: ACT Multicultural Art, Media or Culture Award

Winner: Chinese Voice Program of CMS FM 91.1Chinese 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

The Cubby House of Tales team, Canberra Youth Theatre

2019

2019 Multicultural Awards Winners

ACT Multicultural Individual Champion Award

Winner: Mr Harry Oppermann
Commendation: Dr Madhumita Iyengar

Mr Harry OppermannDr Madhumita Iyengar

ACT Community Organisation (Multicultural Champion) Award

Winner: Legal Aid ACT
Commendation: Charles Weston School

Legal Aid ACTCharles Weston School

ACT Outstanding Excellence Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Winner: Dr Ajoy Kar
Commendation: Dr Sunita Dhindsa

Dr Ajoy KarDr Sunita Dhindsa

ACT Multicultural Art, Media or Culture Award

Winner: Canberra School of Bollywood Dancing
Commendation: Ms Varaporn (Nim) Osborne

Canberra School of Bollywood DancingMs Varaporn (Nim) Osborne

2018

2018 Multicultural Awards Winners

Outstanding Volunteer Award for Services to the Community - Mr Adrian Arulanandam
Organisational Excellence Award for Services to the Community through Social Enterprise, Business, the Public Sector or Education - Canberra Muslim Community
ACT Multicultural Champion of the Year Award - Ms Sarah Mosslar
ACT Multicultural Honour Roll Award - Inducteee: Companion House, led by Director kathy Ragless
Outstanding Excellence Award in the area of Creative Services and Experiences for the Community through Art, Media or Culture - Ms Zsuzsi Sobaslay

2017

2017 Multicultural Awards Winners

The awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by people and organisations who promote and strengthen our multicultural community. Now in its seventh year, the awards focus on the great work that happens every day in support of multiculturalism, reflecting the respect and value for the cultural diversity of our community.

Business Enterprise Award - ACT AM 1323 Pty Ltd Trading as STAR AM Canberra
Community Organisation Award - Multicultural Employment Services (MES)
Education Award - Polish School Canberra
Media Award - Community Radio 2XXFM/Latino American Community
Multicultural Advocate of the Year – Mr Ziaul Hoque
Multicultural Advocate of the Year – Mrs Chin Wong 
Multicultural Young Person of the Year – Mr Mostafa Eshan
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year – Mr Krishna Nadimpalli
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year – Ms Diana Rahman

2016

2016 Multicultural Awards Winners

Business Enterprise Award - Mr Derek Jiang
Community Organisation Award - Ms Lisa Stephan
Education Award - ACT Community Languages Schools Association
Media Award - Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis
Multicultural Advocate of the Year Award - Mr Lucky Prasad
Multicultural Young Person of the Year Award - Ms Laura Welsh
Public Sector Award - The Environmental Health Unit from the ACT Government’s Health Directorate
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award - Mr Dean Sahu Kahn and Dr Willy Senanayake

2015

2015 Multicultural Awards winners

  • Business Enterprise Award - Premier Capital Properties
  • Community Organisation Award - Health Care Consumers' Association of the ACT
  • Education Award - Bunyarra Children's Centre
  • Media Award - Helen Musa
  • Multicultural Advocate of the Year Award - Dr Krishna Nadimpalli
  • Multicultural Young Person of the Year Award - Jeeven Nadankumar
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award - Mohammed Ali
2014

2014 Multicultural Awards winners

  • ACT Multicultural Centenary Advocate of the Year: Mr Raj Satija
  • Community Organisation of the Year Award: Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT Inc (MARSS)
  • Education Award: Charnwood - Dunlop School
  • Public Sector Award: ACT Health Directorate
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award: Mrs Raewyn Bastion
2013

2013 Multicultural Awards winners

  • ACT Multicultural Centenary Advocate of the Year: Marion Le
  • Business Enterprise of the Year Award: Canberra CBD Limited
  • Community Organisation of the Year - Highly Commended Award: Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT Inc. (MARSS
  • Community Organisation of the Year Award - Overall Winner:Canberra Islamic Centre (CIC)
  • Education Award:Aranda Primary School - EALD Teaching Team
  • Media Award:Mr Victor Marillanca
  • Public Sector Award: Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen Child and Family Centres, Community Services Directorate
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award: Ebenezer Banful