CAPACITY BUILDING FOR ETHNO-CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
The Empowered Communities program supports ethno-cultural communities using the Community Engagement approach, where the path to greater self-reliance must involve a process that empowers people and one that builds community and organizational capacity. We aim to engage communities from a set of values that is fundamentally strengths-based, promoting collective working, learning and reflecting, participation, political awareness and sustainable change.
WHAT WE OFFER
Ethno-cultural groups can access the following supports:
- Assistance to leadership with identifying community needs through participatory needs assessment processes and engaging with the communities that they serve.
- Information regarding grants, program support and implementation.
- Assistance with program design, delivery and evaluation.
- Training and workshops in board development, volunteer recruitment, strategic planning, community engagement and grant writing.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK
A member of the Empowered Communities team will meet with the members of the ethno-cultural group to jointly determine areas where the group can use support and areas where EMCN can assist. We connect the group to various community resources and/or work with the group over an agreed upon period of time to accomplish their goals. Ethno-cultural groups will also receive information about community events for their membership, and will be able to access periodic workshops and training sessions on different aspects of organizational development.