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Welcoming Communities Coalition Community Forum

Working together for diverse, inclusive and welcoming communities 


 Hello Coalition members,

We are excited to announce that the Immigrant Welcome Centre’s Welcoming Communities Coalition will be hosting our interactive Community Forums virtually on Wednesday November 18th in Campbell River and Thursday November 19th in Comox Valley from 2pm – 4pm.

We will be engaging community members, Welcoming Communities Coalition and other stakeholders in an interactive discussion on solution-focused ways to respond to discrimination and racism in our communities. The sessions are open to all, and registration is free.

We have two speakers from North Island College. Daryle Mills, Elder in Residence, frequently participates in local cultural events and activities, where he shares his cultural background, and Cree and Lakota teachings. He has provided social services and youth support for the last 22 years. Dr. Jen Wrye, a broadly trained sociologist and professor with expertise in Social Justice Studies, will offer a scholarly perspective on addressing racism and discrimination. These presentations will be followed by interactive breakout sessions to give participants an opportunity to discuss key learnings, lived-experiences and solutions to work toward ending racism and discrimination in our communities. To register please click the links below for your community. Registration is free.

Campbell River Community Forum – Register Here

Comox Valley Community Forum – Register Here

Our Needs Assessment Research is going great. We appreciate everyone who responded to our surveys and interviews. Data collection is wrapping up and we are now moving to the review and analysis phase. The final report expected in the new year. Thank you for your commitment in cultivating and fostering Welcoming Communities!

Kind Regards,

Toyin Kareem

Welcoming Communities Coalition Coordinator,

Thank you for your commitment in cultivating and fostering Welcoming Communities!

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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.