Eventually the organization evolved, although changes came much later than for ECCSC. Starting in the early 1990s, the demographics of the Chinese community in Calgary began to change.
Characteristics associated with both types of organizations described by Jenkins could be found in ECCSC and CCCSA.
Regarding the role of volunteers, this study found that the special qualities and the commitment of volunteers played an important part in the development of ECCSC and CCCSA.
Jeff Huang, Project Manager of ECCSC, started as a volunteer for the organization, then worked as an outreach worker in the Immigrant Settlement Program (ISP), and later was promoted to volunteer coordinator and project manager.
Can thus ECCSC and CCCSA still be counted as being ethno-specific organizations?
1 priority." As organizations serving immigrants, ECCSC and CCCSA have found it necessary to constantly shift their priorities and reinvent themselves in response to immigrant's changing needs.