More than one million people in Queensland were born overseas and more than one in 10 speak a language other than English at home. The rich diversity of Queensland’s population offers opportunities to advance our multicultural society when this diversity is embraced.
QCOSS’ CAMS program supports increased social connectedness, participation and access for community members from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds through addressing systemic challenges, raising awareness and developing capacity for inclusion.
Currently, this work includes convening regular meetings and actions of the Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group (QAIWG) to ensure greater and more effective use of interpreters services throughout Queensland; providing training to community organisations and other agencies in how to effectively engage and work with interpreters; and developing capacity to engage CALD community members in place-based initiatives.
This is in line with our vision to achieve equality, opportunity and wellbeing for every person, in every community.
Multicultural Affairs Queensland, under the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs, funds the CAMS program.
For more information about QAIWG, please click here.
For more information about CALD communities, please click here.