ECCV works with a range of partners to support community outreach and capacity building projects, with an emphasis on disability advocacy, ethnic seniors groups and elder abuse prevention. ECCV projects employ bicultural workers to help build connections and effectively reach vulnerable communities.
Our projects support and inform our policy advocacy work across the multicultural sector.
Access & Support
Access and Support services provide short term support for the elderly, younger people with a disabilty (who are not eligible for NDIS) and their carers.
Anti-racism is a core tenet of ECCV’s work with one of our flagship projects being All One Together, which supports workplaces to advance their diversity and inclusion.
Elder Abuse Prevention
For more than a decade, ECCV has been delivering community education on elder abuse prevention, and building capacity within Victoria’s multicultural communities to prevent and respond to elder abuse.
First Nations Advocacy
ECCV is leading the Victorian Multicultural Voices for ‘Yes’ campaign to inform and engage multicultural communities about the referendum and the importance of a First Nations Voice to Parliament.
Multicultural Emergency Management Partnership
ECCV’s award-winning Multicultural Emergency Management Partnership with VCOSS is enhancing engagement between multicultural communities and emergency services to improve disaster resilience.
Multicultural Mental Health System Reform
ECCV is supporting the current reforms of Victoria’s mental health system to ensure migrant and refugee communities can access mental health support that is culturally safe, responsive and inclusive.
Positive Ageing Information Sessions
ECCV is delivering information sessions to multicultural and ethno-specific seniors’ groups to empower older Victorians to know their rights and age well.
Speak My Language
As part of the national Speak My Language initiative, ECCV trained and supported a Victorian team of bilingual “Travellers” to produce in-language podcast episodes on living well with disability.
Recognising and Respecting Carers
ECCV is partnering with Carers Victoria to improve the health and wellbeing of carers in multicultural communities, and enhance their access to respite and other supports.
Raise Our Voices
Through the delivery of community forums and training sessions, and the facilitation of peer-led networks, ECCV is empowering people with disability from multicultural communities to advocate for themselves.