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Our local and national partnerships and collaborations

It takes a village! We could not do the work we do without strong collaborations on an individual or organisational level. We welcome new collaborations with organisations that share our mandate of supporting cultural diversity and inclusion in the community.

Royal Roads University (RRU)

Since 2016, we have partnered with the Professional Communication and Intercultural and International Communication cohorts at RRU, which has resulted in important collaborative multimedia projects highlighting newcomer and immigrant experiences in the Greater Victoria region, while introducing RRU students to our community-based work and mandate of inclusion and diversity education.

New Canadians TV

Our  latest partnership with New Canadians TV aims to support the work both of our organisations do in newcomer communities across Canada, and to help grow our capacity, media reach and impact through content sharing, cross promotion, and strategic partnerships. New Canadians is an informative and entertaining TV and web-based series portraying stories of recent immigrants making Canada their home. The magazine-style presentations showcase settlement, education, employment and small business resources available to newcomers to help them maximize their chances of success and ease their integration into Canadian society and workforce. New Canadians is broadcast on OMNI Television across Canada, and is available online at newcanadians.tv.

BC Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS)

We are currently partnered with BCBHAS on a Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) project, developing video, text, and photography content for BCBHAS’s Virtual Exhibit documenting British Columbia’s unique history of early Black settlers, the majority of whom settled in British Columbia at the invitation  of then-Governor James Douglas. BCBHAS celebrates the achievements of Black people in British Columbia by creating an awareness of the history of Blacks in B.C., stimulating interest in the contributions of persons of African ancestry to B.C. and Canada today, and celebrating historical and current achievements in the arts, education, government, sports, science etc. bcblackhistory.ca

Construction Foundation of British Columbia (CFBC)

Along with Your Entrepreneurial Society (YES Victoria), Here Magazine and CFBC has developed a new engagement model for employers and newcomer job seekers called the Employment Opportunity Exchange (EOE). Newcomer-led and dialogue-driven, the EOE brings newcomer job seekers and employers together to break down barriers, address misconceptions, discover each other’s assets and build relationships that lead to meaningful and sustainable employment in our community. Read about a newcomer job seeker’s experience at the EOE here.  Follow the EOE-Victoria Facebook page.  In Fall 2019, we will be launching a university edition of the EOE at Royal Roads University called EOE On Campus.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR Canada)

We partner with UNHCR Canada to share and distribute their refugee stories and photojournalism to a larger readership and potential sponsorship base. Our organisation stands #WithRefugees and supports Canada’s global efforts to aid refugees abroad as well as resettle refugees here in Canada. unhcr.ca

Camosun College

In 2016, we partnered with an intermediate-level English Language Learner cohort at Camosun College and mentored students through the writing process to help develop content for our “Mythbusters” Issue, a project aimed at countering cultural stereotypes. This project gave these domestic and international students a unique opportunity to see their writing published and at the same educate the wider community regarding stereotypes and discrimination that they had experienced.

Greater Victoria School District #63

In 2016, we partnered with English Language Learner team leaders at Lochside Elementary School to develop a Youth Issue. These team leaders worked with their newcomer and immigrant k-5 students on various creative writing, photography, and visual arts projects highlighting their cultural heritage and meaningful connections to their countries of origin. These projects culminated in a special printing of our first Youth Issue. Participating students received many copies of the issue to share with friends and family, while 3,000 print copies were also distributed throughout the wider community.

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