ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Our Vision Statement
To create awareness of services for newcomers and build connections and relationships across the community.
Improved access to local services
Better coordination of services to make the settlement and integration process easier
Greater ability to not only attract but retain immigrants
Enhanced partnerships and participation of community stakeholders
Monthly Partnership Council meetings
Systematic approach to engage service providers and community organizations
Implementation of a local settlement strategy
Quarterly Community Conversations involving newcomers and long term residents
Annual Immigrant Service Provider Network Meeting
Annual Public Forum to showcase research and report on action plan
Communication strategy for knowledge sharing and to promote our goals, activities and progress
Evaluation of all activities
In 2013 Chilliwack Community Services began delivery of the provincially funded Welcoming Communities Program. This program came to a successful conclusion in March 2014. Check out this video to see the work that was accomplished!
Efforts to build a welcoming and inclusive community in Chilliwack have continued since then under the federally funded Chilliwack Newcomer Connections. Issues important to Chilliwack’s newcomers are addressed through a variety of activities as well as implementation of a Local Settlement Strategy and action plan.
Click here for reports on immigrant related research conducted over the past two years.