By Kate Wiley
Georges Murr came to Canada looking for new horizons. Though he would one day come to employ nearly 100 people on the island, in 1966, no one was willing to show him the ropes.
Services like those offered by the Inter-Cultural Association (ICA) of Greater Victoria were nowhere to be found. The founder of Ali Baba Pizza, which now boasts seven locations, Murr struggled for a year and a half before successfully launching his first enterprise.
The Welcome Playgroup provides a family-friendly meeting place for families with young children (0-5 years) who are newcomers to Canada. Every Friday morning between 9-11am, families meet at the James Bay Community Project for a morning of play, health information and friendly conversation.
Reconciliation Canada Event
Staff members from Beacon Community Services (BCS) recently completed a full day diversity workshop offered by ICA. These in-depth diversity workshops are offered to members of the Community Partnership Network (CPN).
By Mary Huang, ELSA Student, ICA
Employment Workshop Series
ICA's Employment Series spans eight weeks. You will learn about how to write effective resumes, interviewing techniques, networking tips and much more!
Workshops run every Thursday from 9:30am - 12:30pm
January 9-February 27. Advance registration is required.
For a complete list of workshops click HERE.
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