Did you know that around one in three Queenslanders were either born overseas, or have at least one parent born overseas? Or that 9.8% of Queenslanders speak a language other than English at home?
ECCQ has been working directly with Queensland’s many communities since 1976. Every year, we help thousands of people from all backgrounds, across all of Queensland. Our focus is supporting and advocating for the needs, interests and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.
We believe that everyone, no matter their background, should be able to participate and contribute in all aspects of society.
We also know that diversity and inclusion builds stronger communities. Communities characterised by cooperation, trust and sharing of cultures.
Whether it’s working alongside culturally diverse communities through our support and education programs, or seeking equality around access to services, ECCQ is supporting Queensland’s growth into an inclusive and harmonious community – for everyone to enjoy and participate in.
We’re directly working with Queensland’s local culturally diverse communities and their associations to address and support their needs.
We’re working with government at all levels to increase the responsiveness of Queensland’s systems and services to meet the needs of these communities.
We’re empowering and supporting culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and communities to manage their health and healthcare.
We’re providing cross-cultural training and consulting services to enhance individual and organisational effectiveness and leadership to promote inclusion and ensure access and equity in service delivery.
We’re providing culturally inclusive care for older Australians, and younger people with disabilities.