PEACE employs people from diverse cultural backgrounds who are professionally trained to provide needed services in a culturally meaningful way. One of PEACE’s most recent initiative is to implement a program designed to reach out to CALD communities with regards to the problem of gambling.
The PEACE Community Ambassadors program, a joint venture between the Office for Problem Gambling and various CALD Communities, is a strategy to ensure that CALD communities have access to information and support services related to gambling problems.
The Community Ambassadors are individuals who are well connected with their own communities or have been endorsed by their community leaders or are leaders themselves who are interested in learning about the issue of gambling, how to recognise the problem and its impact on the community. Following the 4 days training, Community Ambassadors will become a resource for their communities and act as a liaison between service providers and their respective communities, (Please refer to the attached PEACE Community ambassador’s role description for further information). With the support of PEACE and other gambling help services, they will facilitate the delivery of information and promote an ongoing conversation regarding problem gambling in their community.
For more information about the project or on becoming a Community Ambassador please click here.