Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)
The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)’s 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.
MEDIA RELEASE: ECCV welcomes ongoing funding announcement by State Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Vale Victor Borg AM
On 17 November 2019, We lost Victor Borg AM.
ECCV mourns the passing of Victor Borg, ECCV Founding Member, Life Member and Former Chairperson.
Raising Awareness on Elder Abuse in CALD Communities
ECCV conducted community education to raise awareness on elder abuse for CALD Communities in Victoria, in collaboration with Seniors Rights Victoria. The training aimed to equip bicultural and bilingual community educators with the appropriate tools and resources to deliver talks and facilitate discussions on elder abuse to groups of older people and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Through this training, ECCV also directed CALD communities, through bilingual educators, to the appropriate and available support services in Victoria.
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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.