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Welcoming and Inclusive Communities

A welcoming and inclusive community promotes the full participation of all residents in the social, cultural and economic life of the region without discrimination.

Individuals in welcoming communities are:

  • helpful to newcomers,
  • open to new ideas and customs, and
  • recognize the contributions newcomers make.

Diversity means respect and understanding for differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, status, age, abilities or beliefs. This means more than simple tolerance: it means embracing and celebrating the whole community.


This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.