Meet our New Welcoming Communities Coalition Assistant, Laurel Megalli. In her own words:
“I grew up in the Comox Valley and have recently returned to the Island after living in the UK for the past 3 years. I moved to London in 2017 to do my master’s in Art History, and after completing my degree I worked for a cultural communications company in London where I worked on communications strategies for museums, galleries and other arts organizations.

Before that I lived in Victoria, where I did my undergrad degree in Anthropology at UVic. Throughout university I worked in public programming for the city, which included organizing public events to celebrate diverse communities and encourage newcomers to get to know their neighbours and communities. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work with you all!”

Thank you for your commitment in cultivating and fostering Welcoming Communities!

Toyin Kareem

Welcoming Communities Coalition Coordinator, Immigrant Welcome Centre