Originally established in 1996, the organisation focuses on providing specialised support services to newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants. These services include:
Settlement services which assist new arrivals to build self-reliance and integrate into the local community;
Employment and training which assist the target group to understand and access the Australian labour market programs;
Social enterprise and career based opportunities;
Family support initiatives which address some of the social and cultural challenges for new entrants to Australia.
CMRC operates within a community capacity building framework to encourage individuals and multicultural communities to identify and address their own issues. It works in collaborative partnership with other agencies to provide services which have both an immediate and long term benefit for the community.
The CMRC employs over 60 full time, part-time and casual bi and multi-lingual staff.