Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities

Written by  Saturday, 26 May 2012 15:09



The “Participation Outcomes ---CALD Communities “is about engagement with the CALD community in a variety of diverse ways. Partnership with State and Regional Badminton Associations, State Departments and appropriate CALD community organizations will be the focus of the 4 year Strategy. The challenge is to engage communities such as China, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore and Vietnam communities more effectively to aid their integration, build registered numbers of badminton players.

The generous support from the Australian Sports Commission in this area provides Badminton Australia with a development opportunity that the sport has been striving to achieve.

Program Overview

The “Participation Outcomes ---CALD Communities “, through a range of varied programs, will be the focus of BA development activities over the next four years. In the development model, BA, States, Stakeholders play different but complementary roles in the areas of schools programs, coach education, technical and volunteer initiatives and this will be the ongoing theme under the CALD banner. Development is about a systemic approach to growth and progress. The two dimensions to development activities---- more and better--- will be the key themes. More players, coaches, technical officials, events and community links. Better quality in all areas with clearly defined pathways.

All programs entered into will be needs based, planned, co-coordinated and structured and will result in:

  • Better knowledge
  • Improved skills / competencies
  • Better understanding and more tolerance
  • Positive attitudes
  • Enhanced quality
  • Greater efficiency
  • Improved pathways
  • Continuous improvement

All of this will lead to:

  • Deliverance of quality participation opportunities to the CALD community and engagement with those who can provide specialist advice
  • Changes in perceptions around accessibility of specific populations keeping in mind whole of sport pathways
  • Undertaking of research and data gathering to identify gaps , assist with evidence based planning and to understand better conversion strategies to convert participants to membership

The programs here will offer benefits including:

  • Potential to build registration numbers through better conversion and accessing new community groups.
  • Pathway linkages with other programs especially TID, coach education and acquiring new technical officials.
  • Reach to a range of CALD communities in various parts of Australia.
  • Promotion of tolerance, awareness and respect for people of all cultures and backgrounds with integration opportunities for diverse groups to engage.
  • Capacity to look at new approaches be it place of event participation , integration of school , club and community links
  • Increased participation opportunities by better engagement with State / Regional and community groups

National CALD Newsletter

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