1. Take a picture of yourself holding or pointing to the “pledge” (included below: our Executive Director, Jim Brennan’s pledge photo as a sample and a link to the #DifferentTogether pledge graphic). Feel free to take a selfie or have someone else take the picture of you…you can be in an office/work setting or anywhere out and about showing off our beautiful community.
2. Once you have taken your photo, please do one of the following:
a) Upload it onto your Facebook and tag/mention the Immigrant Welcome Centre of North Vancouver Island
Blurb to go along with the Facebook upload:
“I am pledging to uphold the Canadian values of diversity and inclusion and to oppose racism and hate in all its forms. We are stronger when we are #DIfferentTogether. I encourage you to take the pledge as well and tag the Immigrant Welcome Centre of North Vancouver Island and encourage your friends to take the pledge as well.”
b) If you do not have a Facebook account please send it to info@ImmigrantWelcome.ca and we will upload your pic/pledge directly to our IWC CR Facebook page.
MISSION & VISION
A North Island region that embraces diversity and inclusivity while actively engaging with the vibrant cultures in the region, and where newcomers feel welcome, safe and respected.
The Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association of North Vancouver Island (MISA) assists local communities in attracting and retaining newcomers by providing education and professional services to members of those communities while offering advocacy for vulnerable populations and settlement services, thereby fostering welcoming and inclusive communities.
MISA believes that:
- All people have a right to be treated, and feel that they are treated, with respect, dignity, and fairness
- All people have a right to privacy, and to be treated with confidentiality and respect to personal boundaries
- All people have a right to be and feel safe in their communities, neighbourhoods, and workplaces
- All people have a right to self-determination and to build their capacities to be self-reliant and independent
- All individuals, community groups, organizations, and employers need to understand and fully implement all related government statutes, regulations, and case law
- All people have a right to be included, and to not be discriminated against for reasons of gender, age, culture, race, language, religion, ability, social class, and sexual orientation
- All organizations have a responsibility for continuing to learn and implement best practices
MISA is committed to implementing and being a model for these ethics statements in all of its work, and, in addition, to being in its relations with customers, clients, funders, and stakeholders: