Refugees and settlement

The Brotherhood's Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC) has been working with new arrivals since 1956. Today, the EMC, together with the African Australian Community Centre (AACC), leads the Brotherhood’s work with refugees. 

What we do

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The Brotherhood offers:

Are you a service provider who wants to improve their ability to work with culturally diverse individuals and families? The Brotherhood's Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC) offers interactive cross-cultural responsiveness training.

Support our work

You can support our work by making a charitable gift, or volunteering your time.

We are now seeking skilled and enthusiastic mentors for our Brainbank mentoring program and our Stepping Stones to Small Business women's micro-enterprise program.

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Employment Pathways for Young Asylum Seekers - Brimbank

Supported by Brimbank City Council, EPYAS will be running in Brimbank from June 2015.

Upcoming workshops for young asylum seekers with work rights:
  • Wed 18 & Thurs 19 November, 12-4pm at Good Shepherd, St Albans - see flyer
Upcoming workshop for young asylum seekers without work rights:
  • Wed 21 & Thurs 22 October, 12-4pm at Sunshine Visy Hub - see flyer

Register by contacting Loren Polzot - phone 8412 8712, mobile 0411 470 486 or email lpolzot(at)

Small Business Victoria Workshops

Register your interest now for three upcoming Small Business Victoria Workshops! See the flyer for more information.

Workshop 1 – Starting Your Business

Wednesday 2nd September - 10am to 12.30pm

Workshop 2 – Marketing Basics

Wednesday 21st October - 10am to 12.30pm

Workshop 3 – Building Your Online Strategy

Thursday 22nd October - 10am to 1pm

All of these seminars will run at Whittlesea Council Offices - 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang.

Booking are essential. Please complete the registration form and return it to Rebecca Meddings at rmeddings(at) 

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