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Our vision is that all people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to participate fully in Australian society and receive services that are relevant and appropriate to their needs.

 Our mission

  •  To continue to advance access and equity to all services and social inclusion within Australian society for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds through our community development, direct service provision, systemic advocacy and in working in collaboration with like-minded organisations, and
  •  To continue to value the knowledge, energy and passion of our workers and volunteers and provide a workplace where people can learn, innovate and grow.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to CALD communities is guided by international conventions and national legislative and policy frameworks. Our underpinning principles are:

  • CALD communities are afforded the same rights as other Australians
  • Centrality of culture and community when engaging CALD communities
  • Inclusion is incorporated into mainstream services
  • Universal consideration & inclusion of CALD communities in policy, program & evaluation frameworks
  • Recognising that CALD communities have a right to autonomy & self determination to make their own life choices.

Our Values

  • We are Passionate about advancing for our clients, their families and communities the opportunity to find their own ‘voice’ and participate fully in Australian society
  • Be Bold in Advocating for equity and access to services, and where gaps arise we will consistently provide quality services built on collaboration to meet these gaps.

Therefore we must ……

  • Prioritise understanding our clients needs, by valuing their right to have choice and control over the decisions that impact their lives,
  • Actively promote positive relationships that are built on trust and respect,
  • Operate with the greatest integrity demonstrating compassion, honesty and sensitivity in all our actions and behaviours,
  • Structure our organisation and culture so that it is responsive and has the agility to cater for the changing needs of our clients.

ECSC brochure June 2017 | Download PDF

 

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Our Programs

Direct services are provided to the carers of people with disabilities through Multicultural Respite Services (MRS) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) children in Commonwealth funded children’s services are assisted through Bicultural Support across NSW.     Find out more...