2013 Blossoms Campaign:
A Youth Fundraising Call Out!
Spring is in full bloom! Help us raise $5,000 towards our two youth summer programs by June 27, Multiculturalism Day.
We need your support for 40 immigrant youth to blossom. During the upcoming months many immigrant families will move to our community and young immigrants will start their transition into their new life in Canada. Over 1400 new immigrants moved to our region last year, and 29% are under 24 years old.
Origami pieces all start the same way, from one square of paper. Hundreds of unique pieces are constructed with careful folding of this same piece of paper. Similar to origami, we are also shaped by own experiences, friendships and love. We create our own experiences and each unique experience shapes how we are formed. Origami represents the life experiences that mold us.
How Can I Help?
Hundreds of origami pieces have been hand crafted by ICA youth. With your gift of $10, $20, $50, $100 or $250 you can add an origami piece to the fundraising tree in the ICA reception by dropping in to donate at our reception at 930 Balmoral Road (at Quadra) or ONLINE.
The tree will grow and blossom until the end of June when the youth programs will begin.
Purchase the following gifts and watch our tree grow!
$2—Small Green Crane
$5—Small Orange Crane
$10—Medium Green Crane
$20—Medium Pink Crane
$50—Large Cranes (orange, pink, green)
$100—Silver Blossom $250—Gold Blossom
When you make a donation to ICA, you are supporting over 1,400 immigrants and refugees annually and helping to make Victoria a more welcoming and inclusive community.
Check out the progress of the Blossom Campaign HERE!
In this past year, the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria assisted:
- 1,407 immigrants and refugees to integrate through our Settlement Services
- 627 permanent residents to improve their English language skills in English as a Second Language Classes
- 87 newcomer children to attend our childcare services
- 400 immigrants to become Canadian Citizens with the help of our Citizenship Classes
- 2,000 community members gather to celebrate our Annual Moon Festival (previously Luminara)
Thank you—on behalf of the immigrants and refugees whom we help each year—for making them feel welcome in their new community!
Other ways to donate:
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
930 Balmoral Rd.
Victoria BC V8T 1A8
Or Come Visit our Office:
930 Balmoral Rd.
40+ years and going strong!
ICA celebrated 40 years in 2011 with a very well-attended event at the Crystal Gardens. Check out the video from our 40th Anniversary Celebration.
Click on image to go to the YouTube video.
“I learned how to prepare my resume, how to do a good interview, what the culture is in Canadian workplace. I think ICA gives great help to new immigrants.”
“When I just came to Victoria, no friends, don’t understand English, can’t communicate with the local people, I felt very depressed. When I came to ICA, not only did I learn English, I also made many new friends.”
-ICA English Student
To make a donation please click here. Thank you!
If you prefer not to donate online, click here for a printable form that you can complete and fax, mail, or drop off at our office.
Tax receipts can be issued for any donation over $10.
The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria Charitable Tax Registration Number is 107509838RR0001.