Interested in getting involved?

Participants in our recent Community Leadership Program have developed 3 important projects to support immigrants and newcomers across the Sea to Sky, and we’re looking for people who’d like to get involved…

Project 1: Building Employment Equity

Canadian employers tend to look for Canadian experience, background, and qualifications. In this project, we want to build employer understanding that different experiences and qualifications add diversity and value to a workplace, regardless of where they come from. The aim of this project is to create better job opportunities for immigrants and enable employers to take advantage of the diverse skills and qualifications that immigrants bring.

Project 2: Engaging Immigrants in Community Development

How can immigrants get more engaged in how their community works and develops? Our local governments are always asking residents for their opinions about community plans that can affect our quality of life, but the ways they try to connect aren’t always easy for newcomers and immigrants. This project will research how local newcomers and immigrants can participate in community planning. The aim is to build better ways to participate for immigrants, and to ensure that local planning decisions recognize the diversity and importance of including immigrant/newcomer populations, and especially youth.

Project 3: Love is Learned: Relationship Health Education

This is an anti-violence project that will educate people with diverse cultural backgrounds about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to prevent abuse and gender-based violence (GBV), and to learn how to love and live more healthy lives. Stop the violence before it starts.

If you’re interested in knowing more and/or getting involved let us know. Register here with your contact details and the project you’re interested in. We’ll be forming working groups to take these projects forward during May, so we’ll be in touch very soon…