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about us

We are a Victoria-based not-for-profit organization whose members are dedicated to helping newcomers transition into their adopted communities through cultural literacy education, language development, community mentorship, and cultural exchange.

Our print and digital magazine provides a platform for newcomer voices and experiences and delivers community resources and information in an accessible format to help eliminate the real and perceived barriers for newcomers as they adjust to their new country and culture. Here! Magazine has established itself as a positive messaging platform celebrating the Canadian multicultural mosaic, diversity, and inclusive communities.

 

our mandate

  • to give newcomers the opportunity to see themselves and their newcomer experiences reflected in the media
  • to make language and cultural literacy accessible to newcomers
  • to build cross-cultural awareness by sharing the norms, traditions and stories of all cultures
  • to introduce newcomers to their adopted communities and accessible opportunities
  • to exchange, engage, and empower through community mentorship and the sharing of experience

 

our 2017 board of directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the editorial team

Fiona Bramble | Editor in chief: With a background in English Literature and Applied Linguistics, Fiona taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to adult learners in Victoria B.C. for over fifteen years and now develops ESL materials for special programs. The mother of two boys, Fiona lives with her husband in the Fairfield neighbourhood of Victoria B.C. She is a second-generation Irish-Scottish Canadian.

Contributing editors, writers, illustrators, and designers: Editorial content is developed in collaboration with community members, organizations, and service providers. Regular contributors and current columnists include: Christy Sebelius, Kedsanee Broome, Alex Creighton, Hyeyoung Jeon, Nofel Sheleeg, and Amsâa Methqal. We welcome and provide media mentorship for newcomer and immigrant writers. Contact us at community@heremagazine.ca

 

 

 

Fiona Bramble

PRESIDENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heidy Lopez

TREASURER

Hyeyoung Jeon

VICE-PRESIDENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Bramble

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Jakelina Listes

DIRECTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali Basiri

DIRECTOR

Here! Magazine is created with and for newcomers to Canada to give newcomers the opportunity to see themselves and their newcomer experiences reflected in the media.

Here! Magazine is a diverse community, building cross-cultural awareness by sharing the norms, traditions and stories of all cultures and introducing newcomers to their adopted communities through community mentorship and the sharing of experience. We welcome your voice!

 

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