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The North Island Immigrant Welcome Centre receives a generous donation from local lawyers

The Immigrant Welcome Centre would like to thank Lyle Carlstrom, Stewart Carstairs, and Peter Higgs from CR Lawyers for stepping up through this difficult time and donating a total of $15,000 to support our services to newcomers, including Ukrainians.

Carlstrom, Carstairs, and Higgs have shown wonderful community spirit and contributed to creating
welcoming communities.

On behalf of the Immigrant Welcome Centre’s staff, members, board, and clients thank you!

If you’d like to make a donation, please visit


Jim Brennan, ED of the Immigrant Welcome Center, receives a donation from Stewart
Carstairs (on the left) and Peter Higgs (on the right) from CR Lawyers. Missing in this picture: Lyle


Jim Brennan (center, back) Immigrant Welcome Center’s ED, and Amy Gibson (center,
front) Finance and Courtenay Office Manager receive a donation from Lyle Carlstrom (on the right) from
CR Lawyers. Missing in this picture: Stewart Carstairs and Peter Higgs.
Immigrant Welcome Centre
Immigrant Welcome Centre

We provide free specialized services for immigrants, refugees and newcomers in Campbell River, the Comox Valley, and northern Vancouver Island.

Immigrant Welcome Centre

Free Professional Services for Immigrants & Newcomers in Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and northern Vancouver Island.