Thursday, November 10, 2016

Northwest groups awarded funding towards anti-racism network

The North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society in Prince Rupert is one of seven organizations across the Northwest to receive funding to develop initiatives to challenge racism and celebrate diversity.

Yesterday, the Provincial Government announced a total of $48,750 in funding for the programs which will use a common goal to address racism in British Columbia communities, the Prince Rupert portion of the funding will come to $6,750.

The North Coast Immigration and Multicultural Society was formed in 2010 and partners with regional and community groups to help deliver settlement resources for newcomers to the North Coast and promote cultural diversity.

Their work in the community is handled through the offices of the Hecate Strait Employment Development Society on First Avenue East.

Multicultural services in Prince Rupert are available through
the Hecate Strait satellite office on 1st Avenue East

Further notes on the funding announcement from Tuesday can be reviewed here.

The funding comes as the province prepares to celebrate Multiculturalism Week in British Columbia, which takes place from November 13 to 19, among the events scheduled as part of those celebrations are the 2016 British Columbia Multicultural Awards which will honour the province's Multicultural champions on November 18th in Vancouver.

Nominations for the five categories available for the event closed in September, you can learn more about the Multicultural Awards here.

In Prince Rupert the local society will be hosting a Multi Cultural Fair on Saturday, November 26t at at the Highliner Inn. You can find out more about that event or get more information related to their work in the city by contacting them at 250-624-9494.

You can keep up to date on the work of the Prince Rupert organization through their Facebook page.

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