For more than fifty years, the Inter-Cultural Association’s purpose has been to support the full integration of newcomer immigrants and refugees into the social, economic and civic life of the Capital Region of British Columbia.
Newcomers make our communities stronger: economically, culturally and socially. To ensure their success, the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) plays a critical role in helping immigrants get a positive start to their new lives in Canada by providing the services and resources they need to thrive.
As an award-winning organization, no other settlement organization in Greater Victoria takes a more direct, holistic approach to helping set up newcomers for success than ICA. ICA has created essential pathways for immigrants. We are honoured and proud to have helped more than 70,000 individuals and families as they transition to a new life in Canada.
What We Do
ICA’s begins in the 1970s as a response to racism in our community. Today, we continue that important work by offering wide ranging services that help newcomers access housing, healthcare and employment as well as English language instruction and mentorship. Alongside our direct services to newcomers, ICA helps Greater Victoria be a more welcoming place by providing anti-racism programming and community education.