There are many ways to connect with ICA and help build cultural connections in our community.
Join our online conversation
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- Find many photos from past events on Flickr
At ICA, we value volunteering as an opportunity to welcome newcomers and build a respectful and inclusive community. Our volunteer positions provide individuals with the opportunity to engage in cross-cultural interaction, gain valuable skills, and make a positive difference in the Greater Victoria community. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, click here for more information.
Join the Community Partnership Network
ICA serves as the lead agency for the Community Partnership Network (CPN), a group of over 90 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 increasingly diverse region.For more information or to find out how your business or organization can join the CPN, click here.
Join the Safe Harbour Network
The Safe Harbour Program is a nation-wide initiative designed for local businesses and organizations who wish to take a leadership role in creating an environment where all members of our community feel safe and welcomed. ICA is the Safe Harbour community representative and provides two-hour Safe Harbour sessionsat no cost to local businesses and agencies. Click here for more information.
Become a Mentor
Mentoring Services connects internationally trained professionals with qualified local mentors to help guide newcomers along their career development path. It allows for a safe environment for immigrant professionals to explore the local labour market and the “unspoken rules” of the Canadian workforce. Mentors provide support by sharing information about their career path, education options, professional networks, workplace culture, job search techniques, and more. They support and encourage newcomers in their goals, expose newcomers to different perspectives, and share information. The specific ways that a mentor helps depensd on the unique needs of each client and the skills that the mentor brings.
Volunteer mentors may participate in a 3-month mentorship involving bi-weekly meetings or in a one-time informational interview. Please contact Mirko Kovacev, Mentoring Services Facilitator, for more information on this rewarding volunteer opportunity at MKovacev@icavictoria.org or 250-388-4728 ext 122
Make a Donation
As a non-profit organization, your donation will greatly help us to achieve success.