TCLIP Newsletter: Virtual Community Dialogues on Racism, Diversity In Leadership
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The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership works to set priorities and coordinate services for immigrants and refugees, and to create a community where everyone can be welcomed and belong.

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In these dialogues, join our guest speakers,
Dr. Ismaël Traoré and Priscilla Omulo,
to learn about how racism presents itself in our communities and its impact to individuals and communities; the impact of colonialism in our communities that enable racism to exist; and how we can address racism in our communities through allyship.






Storytelling For Change:    A Filmmaking Campaign

The UBC-Community Refugee & Migration Working Group announces the launch of the Storytelling for Change Filmmaking Campaign.

 All youth creators across Canada are encouraged to share stories on belonging, diversity, social justice and more by making a short film this summer, to be entered to win prizes. 
As part of the Storytelling for Change Campaign, experts from the filmmaking community are offering two virtual mentorship webinars on “Storytelling & Production” on June 18 and on “Direction & Editing” on June 23.
Visit this page to learn more about the Storytelling for Change Campaign.









Opportunity for collaboration: Diversity in Leadership Project

Organized by the TCLIP, the Diversity in Leadership Project aims to increase diverse representation in voluntary leadership positions in the Tri-Cities.

The project’s objectives are two-fold:
to offer support to organizations/agencies/stakeholder groups to support board diversity & inclusion; and to offer support to individuals from under-represented communities to participate and engage in leadership positions.

If you could help identify any organizations/agencies/stakeholder groups in the community and individuals from under-represented communities who could participate in this project, kindly email Abigail Cameron at


Help support Temporary Foreign Workers in BC by taking this service mapping survey

The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA) in partnership with WorkSafeBC invites you and your organization to participate in a service mapping survey that will provide a snapshot of all the available services in British Columbia to Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) also sometimes referred to as Migrant Workers. The information you provide here will help us develop a comprehensive list of supports available to Temporary Foreign Workers across BC, and it is the first step in our overall goal of supporting Temporary Foreign Worker serving organizations by creating resources based on the needs identified through this project.
The survey can be found here.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable

The City of Port Coquitlam will have its first ever anti-racism and discrimination group, which will meet regularly to develop a community-driven process and forum for feedback, action and discussion on matters of multiculturalism, systemic discrimination, diversity, equity and inclusion in Port Coquitlam.

The roundtable will have 12 to 15 volunteer advisors from the community representing a broad range of groups such as, but not limited to diverse ethnic or cultural origins, Indigenous people, new immigrants, LGBTQ2S+, people with disabilities, diverse gender and ages and people living in poverty.

Community members who want to help counter racism and discrimination are invited to apply until noon July 6. Apply now.









Need a family doctor in the Tri-Cities?

Are you a Tri-Cities resident in need of a family doctor? The Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice will try to match you with one. Visit this site for more information.

Fraser Northwest Virtual Clinic

Fraser Northwest Primary Care Network offers access to primary care for those with or without a doctor. Visit the Fraser Northwest Primary Care Network Virtual Clinic and see one of their physicians today.

A new community resource for expectant families

The Maternity Hub in Fraser Northwest is a Shared Care initiative brought to you by your local prenatal healthcare providers


Access to COVID-19 public health information in Spanish, Dari, Arabic & Tigrinya

The Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op, a cooperative community health centre that delivers culturally-appropriate health care to immigrants and newcomers in the Lower Mainland, has translated updated information on basic recommendations of public health on COVID-19, so that community members have accessible information in their first language to stay safe. 
Visit their website for more information.









A program for young adults looking for work

Douglas College's Cave Youth Employment Program helps young adults who may be looking for work now. The program, which starts on July 6th, offers job search support; a chance to earn certificates in First Aid, Food Safe, Customer Service, Cashier, Barista, Forklift & Security; job coaching, and even job placement with potential wage subsidy. Visit this page for more information.











Webinar Wednesdays at FCSSBC

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC hosts webinar series on a variety of topics that are of interest to local, provincial, national, and international organizations that support the goals of The Federation and/or provide indirect as well as direct services to children, youth, adults, and families. Visit their page to learn more.














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