COMMUNITY

BUILDING CONNECTIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY

The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) helps individuals and organizations to build cultural connections in our community. We provide information, training and tools to help businesses and organizations create a diverse workplace and a welcoming and inclusive community.

The Community Partnership Network (CPN) is a group of more than 250 local agencies, businesses and institutions committed to building diverse, welcoming and inclusive communities in Greater Victoria. CPN members work to develop their capacity by sharing resources and information aimed at promoting and supporting our diverse region.

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ICA’s educational services will assist your business or organization to be more inclusive and welcoming in our changing society and help us to build cultural connections.

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ICA has received funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to lead the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) initiative. The Greater Victoria LIP (GVLIP) is a coalition of major stakeholders, settlement organizations, and immigrant communities to help bring our different visions together.

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ICA is the only settlement agency in Canada that has a dedicated arts program. We work with immigrants and Canadian-born residents to build awareness, provide a place for newcomers to express themselves, and educate the community about issues of race, culture and diversity. Arts programs include theatre, photography, dance, among others.

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The Safe Harbour Program is based on the “block-watch” program that commits to equitable treatment in the workplace, while providing a “safe place” for victims of discrimination. Designed for organizations to take a leadership role in creating an environment where all community members feel safe and welcomed.

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ICA’s Diversity Scholarship applicants engage in meaningful work in our community with a focus on diversity, as well as helping provide welcoming and inclusive communities.

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“It has put me in a place where I’m more comfortable shedding labels, and I’m not concerned with proving to anyone what I am, what I’m not, or what I’m trying to be.”- David Mutuku on the filming of a youth documentary project.
“In Canada, I realized my situation as a new immigrant and was lucky to be helped by the Inter-Cultural Association. Even luckier, I was able to become a volunteer at ICA and gain many opportunities.”- Zhiqi Jiang
``It has been fantastic. I look forward to my volunteer shift every week and love the ICA environment!``- ICA Volunteer
Responding to the Refugee Crisis

Responding to the Refugee Crisis

The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria warmly invites you to attend our upcoming INFORMATION EVENT: Responding to the Refugee Crisis, on 21 July. If you would.. Read More →
World Refugee Day – Forced to Flee Simulation

World Refugee Day – Forced to Flee Simulation

World Refugee Day will be recognized on June 20, 2018, commemorating the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees globally. Held annually,.. Read More →
Pathways to Prosperity and ICA – Victoria Workshop on International Students as Future Permanent Residents

Pathways to Prosperity and ICA – Victoria Workshop on International Students as Future Permanent Residents

Registration open Pathways to Prosperity and ICA-Victoria Workshop on International Students as Future Permanent Residents Victoria, British Columbia Friday April 20, 2018 |.. Read More →