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Reaching Out,
Changing Lives

The Edmund Rice Centre WA has a proud history and an on-going commitment to assisting people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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The Edmund Rice Centre WA is recognised as one of Australia’s leading service providers by community groups, government and other agencies in the field.

Established in 1998 to provide essential settlement services and community education activities in the northern suburbs of Perth, the Centre services have expanded more widely throughout the metropolitan area with a particular emphasis on young people and youth leadership as a way of ensuring a positive future for all.

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    These programs facilitate access to mainstream services and support successful settlement. The activities covered by the programs include casework, advocacy and referral, information sessions and active workshops.

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    Education is the cornerstone of the Edmund Rice philosophy. It removes barriers to equity and promotes the benefits of multiculturalism to the wider community. Opportunities open up through the acquisition of new skills and increased awareness of vocational options and pathways.

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    Our Youth programs provide one-to-one casework, mentoring, tutoring and support to young people to assist them to develop achievable pathways to further education and training, and to become employment ready.

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    The Edmund Rice Centre Western Australia is a registered charity. If you would like to support our work, your donation will be most gratefully accepted. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. As we are required to issue a tax receipt for all donations, please send an email to when you donate, including your full name, postal address, email address and donation amount. You may also choose to make your donation to a specific project.

    Thank you for your donation, we do appreciate your support!

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    Each year the Centre interacts with around 3,000 people of all ages and backgrounds across Western Australia.

    Department of Local Government Go for 2&5 Healthway Australian Government The Smith Family Edmund Rice Foundation WA Police Crown Resorts Foundation Child and Adolescent Health Service Department of Local Government AU Government DHA