Strengthen youth engagement
MYAN WA provides a voice to the unique issues faced by young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and ensures that they are integrated into the engagement platforms. We continue to work to strengthen youth engagement in policy making and advocacy. We have led a number of projects that enhance the skills of multicultural youth and amplify their voices and experiences in Australia.
Catalyst youth summit delegate applications open
The Catalyst Youth Summit is an initiative organised by young people for young people. It is open to all young people from multicultural backgrounds aged 18 to 25 living in Western Australia, Christmas Island and Cocos Island. The aim of the summit is to bring 30 multicultural young people together to discuss issues important to you, create solutions and directly express these to politicians and other decision makers. The one-day summit also includes an inspiring keynote presentation, an advocacy 101 training session, the opportunity to network with politicians and decision makers, and form friendships with like minded young people!
On Saturday 28 November and Sunday 29 November, Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network of Western Australia - MYAN WA, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia and 3 amazing Shout Out speakers headed off to Christmas Island to run the Christmas Island Youth Summit!
We ran two days’ worth of programs and workshops with young people aged 12 to 17 and the other group aged 18 – 25 years old.
You can read the 2020 Christmas Island 'Youth Taking Charge' Report and find out more about our adventure below.
What we do
Inspiring young people to develop skills in public speaking and media relations on topics they feel passionate about.
MYAN WA holds four forums each year which bring the sector together to network and build their knowledge by listening to keynote speakers.
MYAN WA's training services are designed to be ideal professional development opportunities for those who work in the youth sector.