Our Initiatives

Work with us to build a more inclusive and more prosperous City

More than 1 in 3 City of Stirling’s residents are born overseas = a very diverse workforce. 

Mr Stuart Jardine, CEO City of Stirling; Councillor Mark Irwin City of Stirling Mayor; The Hon Paul Papalia MLA, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia ; Bella Ndayikeze; Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre Advisory Network; Oriel Green, Aboriginal Elder; Janine Freeman; Member for Mirrabooka.

Diverse workforces are proven to provide bottom-line benefits to businesses, as well as improved problem solving, creativity and innovation.  The City of Stirling’s Kaleidoscope Initiative (KI) project aims to harness the economic benefits of its diverse population by helping newcomers to Australia secure employment in their field of expertise and support employers to benefit from this diverse workforce.  This project has been developed in partnership with Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and funded by Office of Multicultural Interests, Government of Western Australia.

Kaleidoscope has brought various stakeholders together by establishing its

  1. Employer Partnership Program
  2. Kaleidoscope Initiative Network (KIN), and
  3. An online resource hub for newcomers to enhance their capabilities, and
  4. Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program

These initiatives have won Kaleidoscope wide recognition and following awards

  1. 2019 IPAA Achievement Award for ‘Best Practice in Collaboration Across Government Agencies‘ on 28 Jun 2019.
  2. 2019 National Award for Local Government‘s overall Excellence Award on 18 Jun 2019
  3. 2019 National Award for Local Government in the ‘Multicultural Australia – Cohesive Communities‘ category on 17 Jun 2019
  4. 2018 Local Government Professional Award in the ‘Partnership and Collaboration‘ category.

Employer Partnership ProgramBusiness Breakfast Kaleidoscope

Is your organisation looking at ways it can enhance diversity and inclusion in the workplace?  Join our network of Employer Partners and benefit from:

Express your interest now by filling out the form.

You can also nominate your employees to become mentors in our Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and further develop their leadership, cultural competency and mentoring skills.  More information on becoming a mentor is available here.

Do you belong to a professional association that actively supports newcomers in finding employment?

Does your community want to establish its own professional network? We can help you do this with resources and mentoring. Join the growing number of professional associations who are already working with us.

In 2018 we will be launching Professional Immigration Networks program. If you want to join this your association will benefit from:

Express your interest now and email us

Are you a newcomer who is looking to reconnect with your career in Australia or set up a business?

Get in touch with us so we can connect you with:

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If you are you a newcomer (migrant or refugee) professional with more than two years of international experience and looking to reconnect with your career in Australia, you can join our Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program as a mentee and be mentored by an Australian professional from your own industry.  Find more on how you can be a mentee here.