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MercyCare recognised for advancing cultural diversity

MercyCare was recently named a recipient of the highly regarded Community Organisation Award at the Western Australian Multicultural Awards.

Held last month as part of Harmony Week, the event features 10 award categories that recognise individuals and organisations for their outstanding work in embracing and advancing multiculturalism in WA.

Presented by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Community Organisation Award recognises MercyCare’s work with people who come from diverse, multicultural backgrounds.

Winning the prestigious gong  – which saw MercyCare go up against a host of strong contenders – comes more than two years after nominations were submitted, with last year’s event postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MercyCare’s Manager of Multicultural Support Services, Community, Family and Children Samira Husic says the award win took staff by surprise.

“It has however, been a great motivator to all of the Multicultural Services staff as well as MercyCare in general, to continue with the grass roots engagement and support for people who are new to Australia and need support to get established and integrated into their new home country,” she says.

Being recognised at the awards is a big coup for MercyCare’s Multicultural Support Services team and drives home their commitment to helping people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to settle into their new home, lead meaningful lives and feel like a part of the WA community.

The award is proudly on display in the reception area at the Mirrabooka office.