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Celebrating Harmony Day 2017

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Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. Held every year on 21st March, the day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Harmony Day’s message is that ‘everyone belongs’. The day aims to engage people to participate in the community, respect cultural and religious diversity and develop a sense of belonging for all. 

Did you know?

  • More than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia since 1945
  • Almost half of Australians were either born overseas of have a parent who was
  • We identify with around 300 ancestries
  • More than 60 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia

Arche Health is a proud supporter of the Act Belong Commit Bentley Harmony Day, held on March 18 at Hedley Park. With one of the most diverse communities in WA, Harmony Day Bentley was vibrant and bursting with culture. The day included live performances from cultures around the world, an array of multicultural food stalls, community stalls, a youth games area and children’s activities. Arche Health was also represented at Harmony Day Belmont with our stalls offering free health checks from two of our Aboriginal Health team members in addition to our Infocus® Counselling Coordinator and headspace CaLD Youth Worker at our Bentley stall that were available to discuss our mental health programs.