Wednesday 17 June 2015

Building Social Cohesion in our Communities is a free, interactive online resource to support local governments to build strong, socially cohesive communities.

Developed by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government for the Australian Human Rights Commission under the National Anti-Racism Strategy, the resource aims to help local governments to:

  • Understand their communities and measure their strengths and weaknesses
  • Engage their communities and build partnerships between key stakeholders
  • Prevent and respond to incidents of racism or conflict between groups if they arise
  • Strategically plan for the needs of their communities now and into the future, and
  • Monitor, evaluate and share outcomes.

The resource is structured around the five elements of building social cohesion based on international best practice. It features case studies from local governments around Australia, tips for implementing good practice at the local level and links to further resources.

Building Social Cohesion in our Communities is available here:

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