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Immigrant Welcome Centre to share successes

Organization was founded in 1992 to help newcomers to Canada

The Immigrant Welcome Centre will hold their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Robron Centre in Campbell River.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the evening will begin with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., following by the AGM from 7-8 p.m.

The organization was founded in 1992 to help newcomers to Canada. Settlement practitioners are available to provide services and referrals to assist in this process.

“The Immigrant Welcome Centre has had significant success in the past several years,” says Barbara Walker, Board of Director President.  “We are excited to share those successes with the community, while enjoying a great event and potluck dinner at our upcoming AGM.

“We welcome all new and current members to join us.”

The Immigrant Welcome Centre also works to promote diversity through various programs, workshops and community projects. Some of the past year’s highlights include the Lunar New Year Celebration, Annual Walk Away from Racism, International Cooking Classes, Business Immigrant Integration Success Tours and Mythbusters-Learning More About Newcomers program.

For further information about membership, the AGM or Immigrant Welcome Centre’s specialized services and programs in Campbell River, Comox Valley and North Vancouver Island areas, please call 250-830-0171, toll free 1-855-805-0171, email or visit

The Immigrant Welcome Centre serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island, providing services to immigrants to help them integrate and settle into Canada. Between 600 and 800 clients have been served in the past year, as immigration continues to bring innovative and skilled newcomers to the community.

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