TCLIP Updates
This newsletter provides updates on the projects TCLIP is working on and information about upcoming events that we will be hosting. It serves as a platform to inform you about our latest developments, initiatives, and opportunities. 








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Anti-Racism Tool Social Media Campaign

Funded by the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network, and in partnership with the Port Moody Police Department, TCLIP has developed an anti-racism initiative to strengthen Tri-Cities communities' capacity to respond to incidents of racism. As part of this initiative, TCLIP delivered the Anti-Racism Talk in October 2023 and developed, in partnership with law enforcement and representatives from equity-deserving groups, an anti-racism responsiveness tool. 

We have converted this tool into a series of social media posts to effectively disseminate its content to a broader audience and raise awareness. This month, we launched a social media campaign in collaboration with our community partners to share the tool across diverse social media platforms. The goal of the campaign was to highlight the importance of reporting incidents of racism, and to empower individuals by offering them essential resources and guidance on how to respond to these incidents. The posts were also translated into French to amplify this message and reach a wider community.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our partners for their incredible support in helping us spread awareness and foster allyship within our community.

Please check out our social media accounts below to access the posts, and feel free to share them with your networks.

Instagram: @tricitieslip
Facebook: @tricitieslip
Twitter/X: @tc_lip




Anti-Racism Community Responsiveness: Police Training

Building on this momentum, TCLIP is currently providing training and developing an anti-racism curriculum designed to enhance the capacity of law enforcement representatives. This training program aims to equip police officers with the skills to effectively use and share the anti-racism responsiveness tool with community members who have experienced or witnessed racist incidents, and identify incidents of racism in their interactions. We believe that the training will help law enforcement representatives better recognize the nuances of incidents of racism, ultimately leading to better support for victims. 








The Resilience Blanket

Inspired by the Witness Blanket, the Resilience Blanket is a collective story of strength and the power of community. Similar to a patchwork quilt, each story shares unique perspectives on strengthening confidence, empathy & community. The images used for the Resilience Blanket were made by community members and families with lived immigration experience who now reside in the Tri-Cities. They participated in several workshops offered by the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multicultural Early Childhood Development Program and Luna Aixin.

Over the past few years, the Tri-Cities has seen increased incidents of racism, which impact many Indigenous and racialized communities‘ health and sense of belonging. The idea for the Resilience Blanket was developed in response to the community‘s desire to support our diverse communities in amplifying their voices, to remind them of the strength in building connections and community, and to engage everyone in dialogue. We believe that by sharing stories of hope and resilience, we can reflect on our own privileges and how we can play a role in advancing equity and inclusion for all.

We encourage you to take the time to explore the stories, artwork and reflections on resilience represented in this interactive blanket. As you click through the blanket sections, watch for the reflection questions and think about what they mean to you and how they relate to your and others‘ experiences.

To access the Resilience Blanket, please click on the button below.

Resilience Blanket








Training Module 1: Effective Employer Engagement

Employer engagement is crucial to the success of community stakeholders and partners who provide immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers with employment-related services. Yet, knowledge about effectively engaging businesses and other employers—especially in long-term partnerships—remains scarce.

To address this gap, join us on May 31st and June 7th for a two-part interactive webinar to learn about: 
  • How to engage employers and build long-term relationships.
  • What the research tells us about employer receptivity to immigrant talent.
  • How to make the business case for hiring and investing in immigrant and refugee talent.
  • Proven strategies to engage employers in supporting the employment services you offer.
  • Communication practices in newcomer programming to align with employer priorities and needs. 
  • And more.

The webinar will be facilitated by Henry Akanko, Project Director of Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO), which is a community-wide initiative of United Way East Ontario. In this role, Henry (he/him) oversees efforts to bring together employers and key stakeholders to develop and champion local solutions to systemic barriers around the workforce integration of skilled immigrants; and to develop practical and effective programs, tools, and resources that enable diverse, inclusive, and belonging workplaces. 

Event Details:
  • Date: May 31st & June 7th.
  • Time: 8:30 - 10:00 am (PDT).
  • Location: Virtual, via Zoom.

For more information about the event, please visit our website at: 

This event is free, but registration is required. To register, please click on the button below.

Register Here




Tri-Cities Community Building Dialogue: From Hate to Hope

Join Kasari Govender, B.C.‘s Human Rights Commissioner, for an informational session shedding light on the Office‘s report, From Hate to Hope: Inquiry into Hate in the COVID-19 Pandemic. The inquiry explored why hate increased during the pandemic, where hate comes from and what actions we can take to stop hate now and in future times of crisis.

This webinar will be an opportunity for you to: 
  • Discover some underlying factors contributing to the rise in hate during the pandemic.  
  • Learn about stories of hate and their impact on people and communities.  
  • Explore some proactive measures taken by the community to respond to hate. 

Event Details:
  • Date: Thursday, June 20th.
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am (PDT).
  • Location: Virtual, via Zoom.

For more information about the event, please visit our website. 

This event is free, but registration is required. To register, please click on the button below.

Register Here




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