Immigrant Advisory Table
The Immigrant Advisory Table (IAT) is a diverse and inclusive volunteer table that informs the work of the Partnership Council. Members represent a diversity of backgrounds, ages, cultures, languages, genders, education and varying settlement stages. For example, current members represent countries such as Egypt, Ghana, Thailand, India, Fiji, Sudan, Bhutan, Latvia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, etc. As of February 2020, the IAT has 12 members.
This Table not only exists to support the work of this community initiative but also to provide opportunity to newcomers to gain meaningful Canadian volunteer experience, develop friendships and to build knowledge and expertise about the local community. In turn, IAT members are well-connected to the newcomer community and share what they have learned with others. Members meet a minimum of 4 times per year. An application form can be found here:
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IAT members meet with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to provide input about how programming can reflect a diverse community (June 2018)