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Tri-Cities News

This section features stories related to our strategic priorities and local news relevant to the Tri-Cities on immigrant inclusion.

Vancouver's first Black library: A place of refuge, at last

By Vancouver Sun | To step into the Vancouver Black Library feels like a walk into a person’s soul, a world filled with burnished stars, and bright, colourful stories, a room that feels like what it is intended to give: Joy. It doesn’t matter that the stars are made of paper, or that the stories […]


B.C. man funds scholarship after effort to strip controversial name from alma mater falls flat

By Vancouver Sun | A Vancouver man is funding a new scholarship celebrating a Chinese Canadian leader after unsuccessfully trying to change the controversial name of his alma mater. Tim Chu graduated from Gladstone Secondary School in 2006 and said he received an “unsatisfactory” response from the Vancouver School Board (VSB) when he requested the school be renamed in […]


Canada’s linguistic diversity continues to grow

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | The number of Canadians who predominantly speak a language other than English or French hit a record high in 2021, according to recently released 2021 Census data. From 2016 to 2021, the number of Canadians who predominantly speak a non-official language at home rose 16 per cent from 4.0 million […]


Welcoming Week 2022 toolkit

By Canada Gov News  Welcoming Week is an annual opportunity to recognize and celebrate the people, places and values that help everyone feel welcome and that they belong in their local community, no matter where they come from. This year’s Welcoming Week takes place from September 9 to 18. It marks the 10th anniversary of […]