Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network

The Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Western Australia (MYANWA) provides a forum for those who work with multicultural young people to network, share information and address sector issues.

MYANWA aims to develop the capacity of WA practitioners, service providers, policy makers and funding bodies to ensure positive settlement outcomes for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

The network was established in 2005 as the Refugee Youth Services Network (RYSN) and since that time has grown to over 250 members from the not-for-profit and government sectors.

In October 2014 YACWA became the new auspice agency for MYANWA and relaunched the network at highly attended event at the Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre on 14 November.

MYANWA provides a voice to the unique issues faced by young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and ensures that they are integrated into the ongoing advocacy agenda of YACWA.

MYANWA is currently funded by MYAN Australia. MYAN Australia is the nationally recognised policy and advocacy body on multicultural youth issues.

MYANWA holds quarterly network meetings. Each meeting has a dedicated Professional Development focus and also provides attendees with the opportunity to network and share information, knowledge and ideas.

2016 MYANWA meeting dates

Friday 12 February, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Friday June (TBC), 9 .30am to 12.30pm

Friday Sept (TBC) , 9.30am to 12.30pm

Friday Dec (TBC), 9.30pm to 12.30pm

Venues to be advised.

Email network

Network members also maintain contact through an email network list. To join the email network or to find out more about the project, please contact or call (08) 9227 5440.

MYANWA Advisory Group

MYANWA’s Advisory Group (AG) was established in late 2011 with the support of MYAN Australia. The aim of the committee is to oversee the integrity of the network and drive it’s advocacy work. It also aims to provide a consistent connection with MYAN Australia to ensure that key objectives are achieved.