The Communities' Council on Ethnic Issues (CCOEI) is a not-for-profit, non-political and non-religious organisation. It adheres to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and represents the multicultural interests of diverse people. The purposes of the association are to: 1. Influence public policy through advocacy 2. Encourage cooperation, social inclusion and harmony amongst all communities 3. Work with government and non-government organizations to identify and bridge gaps, in service delivery, to improve access and participation 4. Establish and maintain networks between key stakeholders which facilitate communication, consultation and links between them.