The CCCi Community Development Program is essential to our mission to creatively bring about social change.
CCCi is committed to building and enhancing social connections and capacity and fostering inclusion, access and equity for all community members and service users. This program therefore focuses on wellbeing, sustainability and capacity building. Through the program, community members are actively involved in problem-solving and developing skills or resources for themselves.
Community Development Program activities include:
- Capacity Building for Social Support groups – information sessions on topics of interest and importance, identified through consultation with CALD and Aboriginal social support groups
- English Classes – regular classes fulfilling an unmet need for seniors from CALD backgrounds, run by our volunteers
- Tai Chi for All – An Active Seniors initiative that offers regular and special-event Tai chi sessions in many settings, from day-care centres and parks, to during outings and community events
- Mental Health First Aid – in partnership with other service providers, CCCi has delivered culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health training to clients with special needs and their carers
- Vietnamese Cultural Performance Club – provides a vehicle for fun and meaningful expression of cultural traditions such as dance and song. The social and health benefits of cultural performance are well known, and audiences as well as performers benefit from being involved in such events.
- Aboriginal Seniors and Carers Support Group – an initiative by Aboriginal grandmothers in Sydney’s Inner West, supported by CCCi and Addison Road Community Centre Organisation
- Basic Computer Use for Seniors offers increased independence and access to information for seniors, through increasing their computer skills.