A successful partnership that started in 2016 with Charlie Rayner of Inveresk Tavern, the Community Kitchen project has expanded in 2017 to provide eight MRC North community groups the opportunity to take turns cooking traditional foods each Sunday, as the local pub hands over its kitchen to local migrant cooks. ABC News featured cooks from

Refugee Week recognises the contributions refugees make to Australian communities. The following article appeared in The Examiner, clarifying the differences between asylum seeker, refugee and migrant. 18 June 2017, Refugee, asylum seeker – getting the terms right By Piia Wirsu, The Examiner Refugee week, launching on Sunday, will put the issues and contributions of refugees into the

At the 2017 Australia Day Ceremony, City of Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten and Deputy Mayor Rob Soward presented the Community Event of the Year Award jointly to the Migrant Resource Centre North and Inveresk Tavern for the ‘Community Kitchen’ in recognition of its outstanding service and contribution to the Launceston community. Receiving the award

Join us at our Last Community Kitchen for 2016, featuring the Sudanese Community: When:  Sunday 18 December 2016, 1-3pm Where:  Inveresk Tavern, 13 Dry St Invermay A partnership with the Inveresk Tavern, the Community Kitchen project provided six MRC North community groups the opportunity to take turns cooking traditional foods each Sunday, as the local pub turned

At the 2016 Launceston Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, hosted on 22 October 2016, Ella Dixon, CEO of MRC North was presented with the Building Communities Award. The Award celebrates and recognises the work of business and organisations for their contribution to the broader community, recognising the significant role that MRC North has played

Grace Williams Wins Canadian Fellowship

MRC North is thrilled to announce that Grace Williams won a Fellowship to attend the prestigious 6 Degrees Citizen Space Conference in Toronto Canada, hosted by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. Born in Ghana in West Africa, Grace and her family emigrated to Launceston in 2005 with the support of MRC North through our Settlement Services Program. A

19 April 2016, video courtesy Southern Cross News Tasmania The vision of the Heritage Forest Community Garden was to create opportunities for migrants and local Tasmanians to grow and have access to fresh produce, share important life skills, and benefit from onsite training and social enterprise opportunities. For more information about the Heritage Forest Community Garden,

Refugee Week

Bhutanese Celebration of Settlement in Tasmania  Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Proudly supported by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, MRC hosted the event Bhutanese Celebration of Settlement in Tasmania to recognise Launceston as the first region in