Priorities & Projects

#4 Civic Engagement of Newcomers

Civic Engagement of Newcomers

Civic participation enhances community members’ sense of attachment to their community. Research findings indicate that newcomers have low levels of participation in the political sphere. Engaging newcomers in civic participation enables community stakeholders to provide resources and services that reflect the needs of the community.


  • Newcomers have an increased understanding of civic participation and are able to participate in local civic opportunities.

Using an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) lens, the Civic Engagement working group identifies opportunities to engage diverse voices in local civic opportunities. From collaborations with municipalities to learning about voting and elections, by engaging with newcomers and other diverse voices, our communities become stronger and more inclusive.