The Ethnic Communities Council WA (ECCWA) was established in 1975 as the International Communities Council. It commenced as an association of a small number of ethnic organisations. The main purpose for its formation was to establish a means of working on issues of mutual concern and to lobby government on the need for appropriate service delivery to people of diverse backgrounds. Over time the Ethnic Communities Council of WA has grown to be recognised as the peak organisation representing the interests of various ethnic communities in this State.
A fair and just society, one in which all people are encouraged to participate fully in the life of the community and are supported to reach their full potential, where diversity is valued and people live in harmony.
To work with member organisations, the community, government and non government stakeholders to ensure:
Ethnic community participation and consultation in decision making at all levels
Just and harmonious relations within our multicultural community
A consultative, advisory and training service to government and non government organizations
Provision of research and policy
Access to all information and equitable share of government and community resources