International Day of Peace

​​On the 21st of September each year, nations and people around the world come together to celebrate International Day of Peace. Initiated by the United Nations, the aim of the day is to “honour a cessation of hostilities” and encourage “education and public awareness on issues related to peace.” It presents an opportunity to reflect on the importance of global ...

International Youth Day

Resilience, vibrance, diversity, strength. Just some of the many characteristics and contributions made by young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Ones that deserve recognition and acknowledgement. Today, International Youth Day (IYD), provides an opportunity to celebrate the actions, achievements and voices of young people. Across the globe, millions of young migrants and refugees show their strength and courage through ...

Celebrating the contributions of Multicultural Youth

​​Tasmania’s latest census indicated that the state is home to people from 177 different countries. That’s 177 nationalities bringing distinct skills, knowledge and experiences to this multicultural island. A significant portion of these are young people, aged 15 to 25, who are making their own valuable and unique contributions. ​​A report by the United Nations (UN), on the impact of ...

International Friendship Day

July 30th is International Friendship Day. It’s a day that speaks to the importance of fostering strong friendships and building bridges between peoples and cultures. Although the United Nations only declared July 30th as the official International Friendship Day eleven years ago, the history of celebrating connections between individuals and communities from around the globe stretches further back. The progression ...

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) is a not-for-profit organisation working to support and empower culturally diverse community members living in Tasmania. We strive to ensure Tasmanians from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are supported, settled and able to lead fulfilling lives. Together with mainstream services and organisations, we work to foster a more socially inclusive society. That means ...