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Our Story

Our Story

Our organization has served newcomers to Campbell River and the North Island region as a charitable society since 1992.

We are proud of how we’ve expanded our services and capabilities over the years to meet the growing needs of immigrants in our community and to create spaces where newcomers feel safe, welcome, and respected.


Along the way, we have been honoured to be recognized for our work.

The Riasat Ali Khan Diversity Award recognizes an AMSSA member for their excellence in programming and strengthening diversity in BC.

This award recognizes innovative programming, and is given in honour of Riasat Ali Khan, a leader in diversity and inclusion and a former AMSSA President.

Campbell River was recognized as a community winner of the provincial WelcomeBC Award. The award was accepted by MISA (IWC), North Island College, and the Campbell River Community Literacy Association for making the community more welcoming to newcomers.

Established in 2008, our organization was the first ever recipient of this award. We were recognized for Youth 4 Diversity (Y4D), a program that fostered empathy, diversity, and inclusive behaviors among students in the Campbell River school district.