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.

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The CPN is a group of over 180 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 LIP initiative works to connect key CPN members, immigrants and community stakeholders to create a comprehensive and meaningful immigration settlement strategy for the region.

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ICA’s Arts programs focus on education and awareness of diversity issues within our community. Arts programs have included theatre, photography, festivals, as well as short films.

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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
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