Supporting multicultural communities, celebrating diversity
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services (LCMS) is a leading not for profit multicultural organisation. Our role is to support, strengthen, engage with and lift the voices of people from multicultural backgrounds across the region. We help deliver essential services, strengthen communities and provide a platform for people from multicultural backgrounds to be seen, heard, prosper, and become part of the community.
Founded in 1999, we have a long history and experience of collaborating, supporting and advocating for multicultural communities. Our service area spans the six Local Government areas of: the City of Greater Bendigo, Loddon Shire Council, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Goldfields Shire Council, Mount Alexander Shire Council and Campaspe Shire Council.
We work with and for people from all multicultural backgrounds. Our reach includes people from refugee, asylum-seeking, migrant and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Our support stretches from people who have arrived recently to people who have been in this country or the region
for multiple generations. We are here for all people from multicultural backgrounds regardless of age, gender, sexuality, ability, language, race, nationality, religion, political opinion, visa status or the length of time lived in Australia.
OUR VISION: A vibrant Loddon Campaspe region where people from multicultural communities are able to thrive, have a sense of belonging, contribute to society and are welcomed, celebrated and embraced.
OUR PURPOSE: To support people from multicultural communities to participate and belong in our community, and exercise their human rights across the breadth of social, cultural, economic and civic life.
OUR VALUES: Respect, Inclusiveness, Integrity, Collaboration, Authenticity and Reliability
OUR APPROACH: We support all multicultural communities in the Loddon Campaspe region to exercise their human rights. Our approach in what we do informs: who we are, how we work and how we make decisions. In everything we do, we aim to:
- Put people from multicultural backgrounds voices and experiences at the centre
- Welcome everyone and be inclusive
- Practice and champion cultural safety and respect
- Empower and focus on strengths
- Collaborate, be authentic and partner with others for impact
- Be professional, accountable and transparent