Definition of a CaLD community service organisation
To be classified as CaLD, an organisation must demonstrate and provide evidence that they meet the following criteria, not just claim that they provide services for CaLD communities:
- the objectives of the organisation (in the organisations' Constitution and Rules) clearly state that it is specifically established for and its core business and focus is to either: a) provide support and deliver services and programs to the CaLD communities (including asylum seekers and refugees) or b) represent and advocate for the interests of the CaLD communities (including asylum seekers and refugees)
- management committee or board and staffing profile of the organisation reflects CaLD communities and it has a commitment to workforce training in cultural competency
- the organisation has internal policies and procedures that demonstrate a commitment to multicultural and cultural diversity
- the organisation is incorporated in WA in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Act and is not-for-profit
- an organisation that serves CaLD communities as an incidental service will not be eligible.
Examples of CaLD community service organisations that meet these criteria include: the Edmund Rice Centre WA, Multicultural Futures, and Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Centre.
The above definition is for community service organisations only and not for CaLD/ethnic community associations such as: Afghan Community Association, Indian Society of WA, Italian Club, Ukrainian Association etc.