Priorities & Projects
Tri-Cities Together: Coalition Against Racism & Hate
Tri-Cities Together is a network of community stakeholders committed to building inclusive communities where residents have an increased sense of belonging and safety through collaboration and capacity building.
- The Tri-Cities communities have an increased knowledge and understanding of what comprises racism and hate and have established a supportive and collaborative response to incidents
- The Tri-Cities communities are ready to implement anti-racism protocols
- The Tri-Cities community members are aware of dialogues and anti-racism education opportunities
Tri-Cities Together invites representatives from community groups and organizations from a wide range of sectors that support diversity and inclusion initiatives within their mandates. Groups and organizations participating include:
- Baha’i Faith
- BC Farhangian Educators’ Association
- City of Coquitlam
- City of Port Coquitlam
- Communities Embracing Restorative Action Society (CERA)
- Coquitlam Continuing Education
- Coquitlam Men’s Shed
- Coquitlam Public Library
- Coquitlam RCMP
- Douglas College
- First Nations’ Health Authority
- Fraser Health
- Pathways to Leadership for Immigrant Women
- Port Moody Police
- SHARE Family & Community Services Society
- Simon Fraser University
- Spirit of the Children Society
- Transit Police
- Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees Society
- Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group
- Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership Immigrant Advisory Table
- Tri-Cities Seniors’ Planning Network
- Vancity Credit Union
- Youth Leadership Society of BC
If your organization or community group would like to join Tri-Cities Together, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-Cities Together is part of the provincial government’s Resilience BC Network. The intent of the Resilience BC Network is to connect communities with information, supports and training they need to respond to, and prevent future incidents of, racism and hate. There are currently 40 communities listed as part of the Resilience BC program. For more information, click here.
In 2017/2018, Tri-Cities Together focused on identifying and convening community stakeholders in order to identify our goals and priorities and to discuss the community protocols.
In 2018/2019, Tri-Cities Together supported planned initiatives around social inclusion, such as the Welcoming Neighbourhoods forum and public campaign on the characteristics and importance of welcoming communities. The Network also collaborated with the City of PoCo in their Kindness Counts Breakfast initiative to engage youth around the topics of inclusion, anti-bullying and anti-racism.