BUILDING CONNECTIONS IN OUR 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 workplace and a welcoming and inclusive community.
The Community Partnership Network (CPN) is a group of more than 250 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.
ICA’s educational services will assist your business or organization to be more inclusive and welcoming in our changing society and help us to build cultural connections.
ICA has received funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to lead the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) initiative. The Greater Victoria LIP (GVLIP) is a coalition of major stakeholders, settlement organizations, and immigrant communities to help bring our different visions together.
ICA is the only settlement agency in Canada that has a dedicated arts program. We work with immigrants and Canadian-born residents to build awareness, provide a place for newcomers to express themselves, and educate the community about issues of race, culture and diversity. Arts programs include theatre, photography, dance, among others.
The Safe Harbour Program is based on the “block-watch” program that commits to equitable treatment in the workplace, while providing a “safe place” for victims of discrimination. Designed for organizations to take a leadership role in creating an environment where all community members feel safe and welcomed.
ICA’s Diversity Scholarship applicants engage in meaningful work in our community with a focus on diversity, as well as helping provide welcoming and inclusive communities.