A resounding THANK YOU to all the CPN Diversity Summit participants, ICA volunteers, staff and the Summit presenters for their efforts in making the Summit such a success. It was an amazing day of workshops at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Participants networked, and shared knowledge and inspiration on how they can welcome and include immigrant newcomers and diversity into our businesses, organizations and the community.
We are very pleased to announce that Vanessa Raber and Tasha Page have been selected to receive the ICA 2013 Diversity Scholarship.
“Arrival: Stories, Mask & Movement”
ICA is looking for five actors: three women of Egyptian, Mexican and Filipino background, and two men of German and Japanese background. We are looking for an ensemble of actors skilled in movement, music and text. A second language is an asset but not essential.
The audition will consist of an interview where actors will present their headshot and resume, perform a 2-3 minute contemporary dramatic monologue, and be asked to improvise a movement piece.
Invitation to Share Your Experience of Encounters with Police
Police & Community - A Welcoming Communities Program Theatre Project
Our arts camp for 9-12 year olds this August had 23 young artists of a wide range of cultures and lengths of time living in Canada, from very recent newcomers to Canadian born. We learned about the local plants and animals on field trips around Victoria and then created drawings, paintings and lanterns based on what they found interesting. We also ran around playing banana tag a lot!
The ICA Employment Services Team. From left: Ai Sakomoto, Administrative Assistant; Elie Kozma, Case Manager; Mirko Kovacev, Mentoring Services Facilitator; and Deb Hamblin, Employment Services Manager. Missing: Ash Moosavi, Administrative Assistant and Laura Guarin, Case Manager.
It has been a tremendous year for our Youth Program, having offered 7 programs since Summer 2012, and supported over 80 youth to achieve their goals to adjust and integrate into Victoria.
These programs have included: