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. 

  

#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 here: http://eccv.org.au/strategic-documents/

Check out the Facebook photo album of the AGM

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.

Recent Event: State Pre-Election Multicultural Policy Panel Discussion  

ECCV hosted a state pre-election panel discussion with Robin Scott MP, Inga Peulich MP and Huong Truong MP on Thursday 15 November.  

 

ECCV Latest Blog: ECCV has a new Interim Executive Officer, Jill Morgan AM. 

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New Australians of the Year @apchundu78 and @garyleecious and friends at the Nepal Festival of Melbourne 2018. What a beautiful day celebrating #diversity ! @welcome2aussie @ethnicvic @multiculturevic @FedSquare @HelenKapalos

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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