Latest news

August 19, 2013
Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria in partnership with Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council invite you to a forum to plan future services and strong active communities. Date: Tuesday 3rd September 2013 Time: 9:30am —1:00pm Venue: Function Hall, GPLACE, 102 English Street, Golden Point 3350 RSVP: By 27th August by following the prompts at: sdacforum.eventbrite.com.au or calling 5332 5941...
August 13, 2013
Are you an older person from a CALD background that has a story to tell about what it is like to be growing older in Australia, your experiences with the aged care system or your life as an immigrant? Are you a carer or family member of an older person from a CALD background, or a service provider working with them? If so, FECCA would like to hear your story. The stories may be published in the...
August 12, 2013
Following on from the popular metropolitan workshops, we're happy to announce some free regional workshops in Apollo Bay (19th September) and Shepparton (29th November)! The workshops are aimed at people working across all levels of residential aged care, this workshop will provide participants with: information about key issues affecting clients from culturally and linguistically diverse...
August 12, 2013
An exciting new initiative to improve support with life-limiting illness, death and grief for multicultural communities was launched by the Victorian Minister for Health, Hon David Davis, on Tuesday, 6th August 2013. The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and Palliative Care Victoria are the lead project partners and will use best practice...
August 05, 2013
Eastern Health is seeking consumer participation from members of our multicultural community . They are asking for assistance to spread the word to culturally and linguistically diverse community members you may know or be working with, to ensure multicultural communities have a say in the way they provide health care. Eastern Health is the major provider of public health services in the eastern...
August 01, 2013
Total Aged Services presents the 'Dementia and Community Care Conference 2013', which will be held on the 30th and 31st October at Caulfield Racecourse, Victoria. 2013 will be the first year for the Dementia and Community Care Conference, a major forum for CEOs, managers, senior clinicians, health care professionals, academics, researchers and other interested professionals and staff working...
July 30, 2013
The Population Diversity in Local Councils in Victoria: 2011 Census publication is now available for free download from the Victorian Multicultural Commission website . This publication provides data on the key census cultural and language diversity indicators for Victoria’s population, including country of birth (birthplace), language spoken at home and religion by Local Government Areas (LGA)....
July 30, 2013
The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) in conjunction with the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) and the Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast (MCCGC) are hosting the 2013 FECCA Conference to be held from Thursday 7 to Friday 8 November 2013 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for this year’s conference is Breaking down...
July 30, 2013
Alzheimer’s Australia is conducting research on end of life care for people with dementia. The project aims to identify barriers and enablers to quality end of life care from the perspective of carers involved in end of life care. If you work in end of life care or aged care, or are a current or former family carer of a person with dementia, Alzheimer’s Australia wants to hear about your views...
July 30, 2013
The Continence Foundation of Australia has launched its new FREE language web pages for non-English speaking communities and health professionals working with these communities. Continence information is now available in 20 languages. The language pages provide links to 17 bilingual fact sheets on topics such as bedwetting, pregnancy, pelvic floor muscles, prostate issues and incontinence...
July 30, 2013
The National CALD Ageing Network (NCAN) is a web-based communication network, developed by the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA), that has been designed for all stakeholders who are involved in the CALD ageing sector. It is free to join and FECCA encourages all stakeholders in the CALD ageing sector, as well as interested organisations and individuals, to become...
July 30, 2013
Culturally Responsive Palliative Care Community Education Project Launch Forum The Minister for Health, the Hon David Davis will be launching the Culturally Responsive Palliative Care Community Education Project at this forum. The date of the Project Launch Forum has been changed to Tuesday 6 August 2013, 10.45am to 4.30pm with registration from 10.15am. It will be valuable for metropolitan...