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.
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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.
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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.