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  • 101 - 371 Hudson Ave. NE
  • PO Box 304
  • Salmon Arm BC V1E 4N3
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Our Vision

Our vision is to be welcoming, supportive, and inclusive of ALL immigrants in the Shuswap.

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster a culture of education, tolerance, and community that assists and empowers immigrants of the Shuswap Region of British Columbia in the integration and settlement into life in Canada.

Our Core Values

  • We value the diversity that immigrants bring to our community.
  • We value the collaboration with our funders, community organizations, and volunteers in providing settlement services.
  • We value tolerance, respect, and understanding of all people and cultures.
  • We value the development of strong supportive relationships with those we serve.
  • We value the importance of educational opportunities for immigrants.

Statement of Purpose

  • To provide programs and activities that assist in the settlement and adaptation of new Canadians to Canadian life and social culture.
  • To promote and encourage new Canadians to participate in and contribute to their community and to Canadian society at large .
  • To foster tolerance and understanding between ethnic communities.
  • To assist new Canadians in adapting to the Canadian workplace.
  • To facilitate the educational endeavours of New Canadian families.
  • To work in cooperation with other agencies to support the successful settlement and adaptation of new immigrants and refugees to British Columbia.

Board of Directors

  • Brian Ayotte – Co-Chair
  • Mary Regier – Co-Chair
  • Teresa McKerral – Secretary
  • Joan Sholinder – Treasurer
  • Patrick Benson
  • Linda Franklin
  • Kiran Kennedy
  • Linda Fraser

Staff Members

  • Adrienne Munro – Executive Director
  • Mehrnaz Kobari – Settlement Worker
  • Aileen Descutido – Settlement Worker
  • Lian Clark – Conversation Class Facilitator
  • Amanda Eastwood – Community Connections Coordinator
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This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.