Who we are

The Canberra Multicultural Community Forum (CMCF) is a peak body representing more than 100 ethnic and associated community organisations in the Australian Capital Territory and its surrounding area.

Our Vision

A fair and harmonious Canberra community, which supports and celebrates cultural diversity.

Our Aims

CMCF aims to:

  • represent and advocate on behalf of the multicultural community, especially groups which have experienced the refugee and migration processes
  • provide a forum for ongoing discussion and communication on multicultural issues, events and policy
  • provide support for, and develop the capacity of, multicultural community organisations, particularly CMCF members
  • foster and promote social cohesion, cooperation, community harmony and a culturally diverse society.

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Our Values

We value:

  • diversity
  • respect
  • justice
  • integrity.

Our Strategies

CMCF is established to act as the voice of a multicultural ACT, through:

  • collaboration and consultation
  • facilitating and participating in public policy and debate
  • supporting new programs and innovation
  • celebrating and promoting multiculturalism
  • building community capacity
  • communication, education and support.