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As a non-profit organization, ICA would not be able to help newcomers reach their goals without the generosity of the community, organizations and businesses who get involved each year. We are thankful for their support and are continuing to recruit other community members to help us with our mission in building cultural connections.

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ICA is a non-profit organization who is funded through federal grants and through community and business donations. Please consider helping ICA continue to build cultural connections by providing a donation.

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Mentoring Services connects internationally trained professionals with qualified local mentors to help guide newcomers along their career development path. If you are trained professional this is a great way to give back to the community, provide your knowledge and expertise and help a newcomer get off to a good start!

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Besides making a donation to ICA, there are other ways to help us create welcoming and inclusive communities. We are always looking for mentors, volunteers and community supporters that want to help newcomers to our community.

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ICA will continue to assist community sponsoring organizations or five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents who get together to sponsor a refugee or refugees. Sponsoring groups assist with financial obligations, as well as the reception, housing, and care of the refugee newcomers when they arrive to the region.

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We value volunteering as an opportunity to welcome newcomers and build a respectful and inclusive community. We appreciate the wonderful work of our volunteers for all that they do to make ICA what is today.

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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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“Getting work in Victoria has changed my life. I now have a job and a place to call home… I don’t think I would be this successful in my life without the support of ICA.” - Penelope, ICA Client
“The focus group created a unique opportunity for newcomers and community members to come together for a meaningful exchange. Newcomers were able share their stories and settlement struggles with the wider community and together we identified some unique newcomer needs and gaps in services and resources. Every opportunity to bring stakeholders together to share and gather information helps inform and strengthen the work of the Here! Team, the CPN, and the LIP.”- Fiona Bramble, founding editor of Here! Magazine
“My English Class at ICA was a great experience of learning language, culture, and Canadian values.” - LINC student
Over 120 desktop computers donated to newcomer immigrants and refugees!

Over 120 desktop computers donated to newcomer immigrants and refugees!

Submitted by Kate Longpre, Community Integration Coordinator ICA, in partnership with the BC Technology for Learning Society, has distributed over 120 desktop computers,.. Read More →
ICA says “thank you” to Fig Delicatessen!

ICA says “thank you” to Fig Delicatessen!

ICA would like to say thank you to Yasser Youssef and his team at Fig Delicatessen for their hard work and generousity over.. Read More →
“Every place is our village and every person is our family.” An interview with a Tamil family who fled civil war in Sri Lanka

“Every place is our village and every person is our family.” An interview with a Tamil family who fled civil war in Sri Lanka

Written by Kate Longpre, Community Integration Coordinator Janaki is a Tamil who immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1998 to escape the.. Read More →