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EVOCA Spring Edition November 2014


EVOCA, ECCQ’s quarterly magazine, features in-depth articles on topics around cultural diversity in Queensland. This edition, Health and Diversity, features a real story on what it’s like to live with HIV, prostate cancer in CALD communities, managing type 2 diabetes in CALD communities, bone health, creating positive experiences for residents in residential care and cultural competence for better care. We hope you enjoy it.

Read it online here and download as a pdf here.

ECCQ accepting participants for leadership course starting in Jan.


ECCQ has been funded by the Department of Social Services under the Settlement Grants Program to run the Community Leadership Program. We are now accepting participants from new and emerging communities for our next 8-week  leadership course starting 10 January. (more…)


New community leaders in Brisbane


1 December 2014: At last Saturday’s graduation ceremony for ECCQ’s Community Leadership Programs, Sharon Orapeleng, former President of the Queensland African Communities Council (QACC), told the group of aspiring leaders that to be an inclusive leader you have to represent your community in all its diversity. Two groups of new community leaders came together for the graduation, including a women’s only group. The leaders are all from new and emerging communities including Somalia, Afghanistan, Iran, South Sudan, Iraq and Sri Lanka. (more…)

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