Community Forum a Success!

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Community Forum a Success!

Each year, the Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP) hosts a community forum. The purpose of each forum is to provide project updates and bring together stakeholders and community to discuss barriers and challenges as they relate to newcomer settlement and integration, and to identify solutions.

This year, the forum topic was determined through a survey administered to newcomers and those who work with them, and was centered around cultural bridging. RRLIP partnered with the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS), as they contributed important insight and education on intercultural connections.

41 participants attended the community forum and they included Immigrant-serving agencies, other support agencies/organizations, and individual community members interested in cultural bridging and sharing local solutions to the challenges presented. The format of the forum included an RRLIP project update, an Intercultural Relationship Building & Anti-Racism Presentation by MCoS, 2 Guest Speakers (Brad Bellegarde - Indigenous Leader &  Zainabu Mwangangi - Immigrant) and interactive activities that required participants to reflect on our differences and similarities, regardless of cultural background. A forum report will be available for all community members later in March.