Conference in May aims for inclusion for all

Must Read

RCMP looking for Susanne Rotmeyer

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John RCMP are trying to locate Susanne Rotmeyer to...

Wilkinson aims to be B.C. premier after cabinet role, working as doctor and lawyer

VANCOUVER — Former cabinet colleague Bill Bennett warns anyone verbally sparring with B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson to be...

A QuickSketch of British Columbia Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson

A sketch of Andrew Wilkinson, leader of British Columbia's Liberal party:  Age: 63.   Family: Married to Barbara Grantham. They have...

By Christine Rumleskie


A huge conference hopes to break down the barriers that newcomers face after arriving in Canada.
Planners with the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program are organizing a Knowledge Development and Exchange Conference in Fort St. John.
Danielle Armstrong and Leslie Oliver discussed the conference on Wednesday’s Issues and Answers with Brent Hodson.
Armstrong says the conference will be a great resource for service providers, area businesses and newcomers to the region.

- Advertisement -

[asset|aid=2795|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=360f4551a77404b3d00f3af21a913405-Danielle Armstrong 1_1_Pub.mp3]

The committee spearheading the event is a collaborative, community-based initiative funded through Welcome B.C. and the Government of Canada.
Karl Flecker will be one of the keynote speakers at the conference. He outlined what he will be talking about on Issues and Answers.
The topic of his presentation is about systemic barriers that exist for newcomers today, including Canada’s immigration process. Flecker says he will outline the impact that racism and prejudice that play in reinforcing the struggles faced by immigrants.

[asset|aid=2796|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=360f4551a77404b3d00f3af21a913405-Karl Flecker 1_1_Pub.mp3]

The free conference will be held at the Quality Inn Northern Grand, from May 12th to 13th.
To register for the conference, and for more information, email, or Click Here.

For more information on the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program, contact Leslie Oliver at 250-785-5323.

For a schedule of events, click on the attachment below.

- Advertisement -

Community Interviews with Moose FM

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest news delivered to your mailbox every morning.

More Articles Like This