Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV)

The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) mission is to work to ensure that we remain a member driven peak body committed to empowering people from culturally diverse backgrounds. We strive to give voice to multicultural Victoria. We strive to advocate for human rights, freedom, respect, equality and dignity for ethnic and multicultural communities and in building a socially cohesive and inclusive Victorian community.

The organisation advocates and lobbies all levels of government on behalf of multicultural communities in areas like human rights, access and equity and improving services. As our core business we advocate on any issue that is of concern to our members.

We are proud to have been the key advocate for culturally diverse communities in Victoria since 1974. 

New Year Message:  

Dear Members and Stakeholders,

The ECCV office has reopened following the Christmas break and we look forward to working closely with you in 2019 in building a diverse, open and welcoming community.

We will be working hard to ensure we remain a responsive and relevant peak body committed to empowering people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Now, more than ever, we need to continue to celebrate the goodness and diversity that lives within our community and is integral to our neighbourhoods. We all must take a strong stance against racism. The continued success of our multicultural society depends on the ability of all Victorians to actively exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens and to participate fully  in the social, cultural and economic life of our state and our community. We will advocate for human rights, freedom, respect, equality and dignity for multicultural communities in building a socially cohesive and inclusive Victoria. 

We look forward to peace and kindness in our community and in our neighbourhoods and sharing 2019 with you. The ECCV wishes you all a very happy new year and may your year ahead be filled with success, prosperity and happiness!

If you wish to contact us – the current Chair is Kris Pavlidis chair@eccv.org.au and our new Executive Officer is Chris Christoforou cchristoforou@eccv.org.au  

Blog:  Chris Christoforou announced as the new ECCV Executive Officer 

ECCV warmly welcomes Chris Christoforou to the role of Executive Officer.

Chris has extensive management experience within both the education and community sectors.

ECCV will host an event to introduce our new Executive Officer to our members and chat about our direction for 2019 and beyond.

Media Release:  ECCV salutes Victoria Police efforts to eliminate anti-social behaviour

Anti-Racism advocates received strong messages of support from our nation’s leaders for a Multicultural Victoria and continued migration. This was in response to events that occurred in St. Kilda at the weekend. Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) Chairperson, Cr Kris Pavlidis says, “ECCV is deeply concerned about the unAustralian display of racist behaviour by a minority group in St Kilda on Saturday. Unfortunately this type of behaviour makes a lot of noise and receives a lot of media attention. ECCV condemns these divisive acts and salutes efforts made by Victoria Police to control the crowd and deescalate the situation”.

#FactNotFiction:  Join our Anti-Racism Campaign

Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is proud to have launched #FactNotFiction at a community state pre-election forum held on Thursday 15 November.

Cr Kris Pavlidis Chair of the ECCV stated “The ECCV thanks the State Labor Government for their generous support of this new anti- racism leadership initiative.”
Now, more than ever, we need to take a strong stance against racism and continue to celebrate the goodness and diversity that lives within our community and is integral to our neighbourhoods.

We call on our political leaders to make statements based on rigorous evidence and not play to populist prejudices. We can and we must do better. 

Recent Event: Annual General Meeting: 2017-2018

All members & stakeholders were invited to attend the 2017-2018 AGM.

In his first public engagement as the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Richard Wynne MP was the special guest speaker. 

The ECCV Chairperson, Cr Kris Pavlidis congratulated the MInsiter on his appointment. 

A copy of the current ECCV Constitution can be found below.

Survey: Multicultural Consumers on Disability and the NDIS 

ECCV is undertaking a Disability Advocacy Project to improve disability services for culturally diverse Victorians. Your feedback will help us to raise existing problems with disability services and find solutions to support you better.

Survey: Knowledge & Understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)  – Within Ethnic Communities & Organisations – 2018

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is the peak policy advocacy body for Victoria’s ethnic and multicultural organisations and a key advocate for culturally diverse communities in Victoria. We are funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS)  Transition Support Package. (TSP)  This supports people with disability, their family and carers, service providers and the workforce to transition to the NDIS.

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Pleased to launch new ECCV Multicultural Directory: Disability, NDIS & Health.
Supporting ppl w/ disabilities thru NDIS transition & encouraging connections bw services & raising awareness of services.
Get your org in directory, email ndis@eccv.org.au
LINK https://t.co/lrrtGc8kGn

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JOB Opportunity: Australian Red Cross, RESEARCH FELLOW - DONOR DIVERSITY

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Zimbabwe protests after petrol and diesel price hiked by the Government with several people being killed during protests. Hundreds more were arrested as demonstrators took to the streets in the cities of Harare and Bulawayo. #ZimbabweShutDown #Zimbabwe

A man gestures as angry protesters barricade the main route to Zimbabwe"s capital Harare from Epworth township on January 14 2019 after announced a more than hundred percent hike in fuel prices

Zimbabwe fuel price protests turn deadly

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the doubling of the petrol price hike will address fuel shortages.

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We are proud to recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the first Australians, cultural leaders and traditional custodians of the land from which we advocate for ethnic community groups. We pay our respects to their elders, past & present.

ECCV Statement: Recognising the Rights of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders 

 

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Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
Suite 101, 398 Sydney Road,
Coburg VIC 3058
Phone: 9354 9555
Email: eccv@eccv.org.au