Current and future events are available here, past events are available below.

Upcoming MSC Meetings – CANCELLED

The upcoming Migrant Settlement Committee meetings on Friday 6th April and Friday 1st May are now cancelled to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

As it stands, the June meeting is still going ahead but is subject to change depending on the situation with the virus at the time. CCOEI will do all we can to ensure the public is informed of our movements during this time.

International Women’s Day – Box Hill Library

This celebration (organised by Whitehorse Manningham Libraries) was held on 4th March 2020. Over 50 women attended. Master of Ceremonies and Migrant Settlement Committee member, Dilnaz Billimoria, said this was a “grassroots, multicultural community event”. Women presenting included CCOEI Committee Member Gina Etienne who spoke passionately about her experiences as a woman in coming to and living in Australia.

Harmony Day 2020 – CANCELLED

It is with regret that the Together in Harmony event to be held on 21 March has been cancelled  due to the Cvit-19 virus being declared a pandemic by the WHO and other related issues where running of the event may impact participants, audience or guests.  

The steering committee will convene to discuss whether the event could be deferred to take place later in the year.  If this is the case we will advise everyone well before the date. 
The organisers regret having to take this course of action and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

VMC Commissioner Appointed

CCOEI would like to congratulate Bwe Thay for his appointment as a Victorian Multicultural Commissioner and we would like to thank him for his work on several projects over the years.

VMC Commissioner Announcement

VMC Chairperson Appointed

CCOEI welcomes the appointment of Ms Vivienne Nguyen as the new Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC). We look forward to working with Ms Nguyen to promote harmony and social inclusion whilst raising the profile of multicultural communities and services in the Eastern Region.