Immigrant Welcome Centre

 

Vision Statement

A North Island region that embraces diversity and inclusivity while actively engaging with the vibrant cultures in the region, and where newcomers feel welcome, safe and respected.

Mission Statement

The Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association of North Vancouver Island (MISA) assists local communities in attracting and retaining newcomers by providing education and professional services to members of those communities while offering advocacy for vulnerable populations and settlement services, thereby fostering welcoming and inclusive communities.

Values Statement

MISA believes that:

  • All people have a right to be treated, and feel that they are treated, with respect, dignity, and fairness
  • All people have a right to privacy, and to be treated and feel that they are treated with confidentiality and respect to personal boundaries
  • All people have a right to be and feel safe in their communities, neighbourhoods, and workplaces
  • All people have a right to self-determination and to build their capacities to be self-reliant and independent
  • All individuals, community groups, organizations, and employers need to understand and fully implement all related government statutes, regulations, and case law
  • All people have a right to be included, and to not be discriminated against for reasons of gender, age, culture, race, language, religion, ability, social class, and sexual orientation
  • All organizations have a responsibility for continuing to learn and implement best practices

Commitments Statement

MISA is committed to implementing and being a model for these ethics statements in all of its work, and, in addition, to being in its relations with customers, clients, funders, and stakeholders:

  • Transparent
  • Professional
  • Accountable