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Our Cultural Diversity Program promotes the understanding of the unique cultural and ethnic heritage of newcomers and contributes to the development of a culturally responsible and responsive society.

Cultural Awareness Presentations

Cultural Diversity

Our Cultural Diversity Program promotes the understanding of the unique cultural and ethnic
heritage of newcomers and contributes to the development of a culturally responsible and
responsive society.

Our goal is for the city, school districts, employers, and community partners to work together to
build a more inclusive environment where newcomers feel accepted, succeed in the workplace,
and make progress towards their personal settlement goals.

This program is facilitated by KIS volunteer and diversity outreach coordinator who maintains
an ongoing presence at Kamloops events and meetings, and meets with service providers
promoting multicultural identity, respect and inclusion within the annual cycle of life in the city.
An impactful program since each year we observe public institutions, community agencies and
private enterprises begin to highlight their own aspects of social and cultural identity
outwardly. People begin to realize the value of the cultural mosaic within our community and
behaviours towards various ethnic groups inevitably shift to be more understanding, patient
and empathetic.

Our program spearheads events that highlight both international and Indigenous cultural
perspectives, which is in line with our efforts to provide newcomers with a vision of Canada
that includes Indigenous people. Relationships are cultivated with clients who became
established members of the local multicultural community. Many local and regional
partnerships originate from these community connections.

Resources: Multiculturalism and Diversity

A Canadian Multicultural Awareness Magazine focusing on Art, Culture, Heritage
www.diversemagazine.ca 

Canadian Immigrant is a national print and online magazine reporting on news, issues, policies,
programs and services of relevance to immigrants.
www.canadianimmigrant.ca

Canada’s leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism in the country.
www.crr.ca

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is a made-in-Canada solution designed to
help employers, and diversity and inclusion (D&I), Human Rights and Equity (HR&E) and human
resources (HR) practitioners effectively address the full picture of diversity, equity and inclusion
within the workplace.

The Canadian Human Rights Commissions (CHRC) offers protection against discrimination and
harassment under the Canadian Human Rights Act. The CHRC website provide an overview of
human rights obligations and protections, how to file a complaint, resources, links, etc.
http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/eng

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal is an independent, quasi-judicial body created by the B.C.
Human Rights Code. The Tribunal is responsible for accepting, screening, mediating, and
adjudicating human rights complaints. The Tribunal offers the parties to a complaint the
opportunity to try to resolve the complaint through mediation.
http://www.bchrt.bc.ca

Welcome BC is a no-nonsense, one-stop website for newcomers, the agencies that serve them,
and the communities they select as home. If you haven’t arrived here yet, or are looking for
ways to join us, this website can help you too. Anyone thinking of living, working, studying or
investing in B.C. can find what they need from this reliable provincial government website.
www.welcomebc.ca

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