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Advance Diversity Services celebrates 40 years of service

Advance Diversity Services celebrates 40 years of service

Advance Diversity Services (ADS) celebrated its 40th anniversary with speeches, awards, Nepalese dancing and branded cupcakes at its AGM held in its Hurstville office on December 9. Mark Coure MP, Member for Oatley, spoke about ADS’s outstanding work in the community...

Art sessions create safe spaces for older CALD LGBTQI people

Art sessions create safe spaces for older CALD LGBTQI people

A five-week online art group offered by Advance Diversity Services has given ten older CALD LGBTQI people the chance to express themselves creatively and find friendship and support. ‘Research shows that older LGBTQI people from CALD backgrounds face discrimination,...

ADS collaborates to save lives this summer

ADS collaborates to save lives this summer

Advance Diversity Services collaborated to bring Water Safety Week online this November-December to help save lives this summer. ‘Life saving organisations say there has been a 20 per cent spike in drowning deaths around Australia in the past year, with the impact of...

ADS workshops support teamwork parenting

ADS workshops support teamwork parenting

Arabic and Bangladeshi parents and parents-to-be are finding support and encouragement thanks to a free parenting program run by Advance Diversity Services in partnership with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). Becoming Us, created by Australian...

EnCOMPASS Connectors link CALD seniors to aged care support

EnCOMPASS Connectors link CALD seniors to aged care support

Advance Diversity Services (ADS) has appointed two bilingual workers to support older people of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to access My Aged Care and improve their wellbeing and independence. As a local partner of EnCOMPASS Multicultural...

ADS targets COVID-19 communication

ADS targets COVID-19 communication

Between July 19 and August 15, Advance Diversity Services (ADS) staff targeted more than 1500 COVID-19 health messages to ensure people in CALD communities were well-informed about the dangers of the coronavirus and the importance of vaccination. Their work was part...