Building 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 and equitable workplace within a welcoming and inclusive community.

Tools for Equity: addresses racial disparities and employment barriers faced by immigrants and people of colour in the CRD. Through training and organizational coaching, the program will help organizations and businesses develop long-term equity frameworks, promising equity policies and institutional practices that strengthen management and employee competencies at all levels.

Bystander Intervention Training: offers practical training for individuals to help participants interrupt and address racism wherever they find it.

Community Partnership Network: The CPN is a group of more than 300 local agencies, businesses, and institutions committed to building diverse, welcoming, and inclusive communities in Greater Victoria.

Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership: focuses on making sure policies impacting governance, education, health care and housing in our community are a top priority.

“UWSVI believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of a healthy and vibrant community.

As a long-term funder of ICA we are proud to partner on the Tools for Equity program to bring a positive solution forward.”

Mark Breslauer, CEO
United Way Southern Vancouver Island

Bystander Intervention Training

The Bystander Intervention Training Program is designed to equip Victoria residents with practical skills and tools to be better anti-racist allies.

Tools for Equity

We are proud to support residents of the Capital Region to learn practical anti-racism skills. ICA's Bystander Intervention Training will provide participants with tools and skills to interrupt and address incidents of racism and support racial justice in the region.

Community Partnership Network (CPN)

The Community Partnership Network (CPN) is a group of more than 300 local agencies, businesses, and institutions committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities in Greater Victoria.

Ways To Give

Your tax-deductible donation helps ICA welcome, support and provide much-needed services for immigrants as they settle into the local community. There are many ways to give a gift to ICA that has a direct, positive impact on the lives of newcomers. Donate or volunteer today!

Arts Programs

The Arts Program provides a non-threatening and democratic space through which to tell the newcomer story. It is a space to explore social issues relating to race, culture, identity, gender, religion, stereotyping and discrimination. Our objective is to hold conversations that engage community, and share ideas that help break down barriers and help build healthy and welcoming communities.