Family Education and Support Centre is hosting a community dialogue called “Immigration in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge – Are We Welcoming Enough?”
The community event takes place Oct. 15 in the Meadows Room, Pitt Meadows City hall, 12007 Harris Rd., Pitt Meadows, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
The community dialogue will explore services specific to supporting the successful integration of immigrants to Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.
The purpose of the “Immigration in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge - Are We Welcoming Enough” dialogue is to gain an understanding of the services being provided to the immigrant population in order to improve overall services.
The objectives are to identify gaps and capacities of available services, as well as the needs and strengths of immigrants in the community. The intended impact of this dialogue is to ensure that services for this population are well-coordinated, accessible, and culturally competent.
As a result, immigrants would have an increased sense of belonging, and be able to maximize their potential.
This dialogue is one of a series of five, being conducted for Family Education and Support Centre’s Welcoming Communities Program.
Although this dialogue is focused on local service providers, the event is open to all members of the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows communities including local politicians, government employees, business owners, management and staff, service providers, members of the Aboriginal community, immigrant community members, and other interested members of the community.
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