ICA Spring Workshops

FREE: Our Spring Workshops and Training Programs Begin April 8!

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We are GVLIP. We champion the inclusion of newcomers in Greater Victoria.

We are responsive to the needs and aspirations of newcomers and the communities we live in, we are founded on collaboration and partnership, and we are results-oriented and dedicated to making a real difference in the community.

What do we do?

By listening to recent and established immigrants, informing our communities, engaging in local research, making connections, and collaborating on community projects and events, we foster partnerships with local governance, institutions, organizations, and businesses working in employment, healthcare, education, and housing, to create a welcoming equitable, inclusive, just, and well-connected community in which everybody has opportunities to thrive, learn, live, work, and play in safety.

The GVLIP is a local spoke in the Resilience BC: Anti-Racism Network.

Join us to collaborate on this important work!

Our Partners

Strategic Priorities

  • Cultivating belonging and learning
  • Supporting meaningful employment opportunities
  • Promoting good health and well-being
  • Improving access to housing and the community

Download GVLIP Strategic Plan

 

Contact Us

Florentien Verhage, Immigrant Integration Research & Planning Manager
Email: fverhage@icavictoria.org

Events          Latest Events

GVLIP Resources & Reports

Our community equity table as well as our employment, health, and housing tables regularly  share resources such as our report on “Racism In Greater Victoria“. All current resources and reports can be found below.

 

GVLIP Employment Resources

Want to create an inclusive workplace? Find helpful resources here.

GVLIP Equity & Justice Resources

What do you do when you experience or witness hate? We have created several resources with useful information.

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GVLIP Anti-Racism at Work

Anti-Racism at Work is everyone's job. Organizations from small to large will find local resources to help implement anti-racism strategies at work.

GVLIP Healthcare Resources

Our Health Sector Table works and advises on many healthcare issues facing newcomers, immigrants and refugees in Greater Victoria. 


STRATEGIC VISION

 

Greater Victoria is a welcoming, anti-racist, inclusive, equitable, and well-connected community in which everybody has opportunities to thrive, learn, live, work, and play in safety.

In its vibrant economy, employers and businesses fully realize the benefits of immigration, newcomers are economically integrated, and their skills and expertise are recognized.

Culturally competent health services effectively work in collaboration with community partners to ensure that everybody is healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

Everyone, regardless of their background, has access to suitable, appropriate, and affordable  housing in a community that has well-connected and thriving neighbourhoods with adequate access to basic services, transit, green spaces, and the area as a whole.

Tools for Equity

ICA’s Tools for Equity training program for businesses and organizations, addresses racial disparities and employment barriers faced by immigrants, refugees, and communities of colour in the Capital Regional District.

Ways To Give

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

Bystander Intervention Training

The Bystander Intervention Training Program is designed to equip individuals and organizations with practical skills and tools to be anti-racist allies and create cultures that promote dignity.