Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria Inc
The Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria is the peak non-government body representing ethnic communities throughout Victoria. The ECCV was established in 1974 as a voluntary community organisation through which common concerns are discussed, consultation and liaison is carried out with and amongst ethnic communities and issues are brought to the attention of all levels of government.
The ECCV is made up of 195 member organisations. A member organisation is an incorporated body whose primary object is either of an ethnic or multicultural focus and whose aims and activities are not inconsistent with the Statement of Purposes of the ECCV.
Every two years the member organisations elect an Executive Committee. There are 18 positions between Councils and Multicultural on the Executive, as well as the chairpersons of the 7 regional Ethnic Communities' Councils Multicultural Councils. The next election is December 2003.
The Executive Committee meet every month to identify and discuss current issues. These meetings are guided by the nine policy and programming committees.
ECCV Mission Statement
The Council's vision is to participate and actively contribute in the development of a society where all Australians enjoy equity of opportunities and realise their potential and the self esteem that flows from confidence in themselves, their particular culture and their place in a multicultural Australian society.
In order to achieve this, the ECCV will be an effective advocate and catalyst for action and consultation; and involve, co-ordinate, develop and empower ethnic communities in Victoria.
Community Responsibility: Provide a high quality and well developed advocacy process in order to ensure that the available government sponsored programs and services adhere to the guidelines of Access and Equity and meet the needs of the ethnic communities.
Cultural Development: Provide the framework and the mechanism to facilitate and encourage greater participation of ethnic communities in the development of a culturally pluralistic Australian society with specific emphasis on the maintenance and further development of ethnic cultures and languages.
Government Relations: Enhance the mechanism through which ministers and government departments are advised and assisted in their formulation of policies with respect to programs and services being developed for ethnic communities.
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⊜ 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton | Map
✆ 03 9349 4122
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