How Can We Make Kelowna a More Culturally Inclusive Community?

How Can We Make Kelowna a More Culturally Inclusive Community?

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Ave, Kelowna
Cost: $10 per person
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Cultural diversity enriches a community in many ways. New business and learning opportunities emerge, organizations broaden the scope of their activities and services, and community members’ perspectives become more global. However, cultural inclusivity is not easy to achieve. Often, individuals’ experiences in the community, labour market, housing, and educational spaces, as well as their access to healthcare, vary depending on their cultural backgrounds. What steps do we need to take to make Kelowna more inclusive for a growing multicultural community?

Sarah Penton – Host, CBC Radio One’s Radio West

  • Susana Caxaj – Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health & Social Development, UBCO; Lead Investigator, Cross-Cultural Approaches for Health and Wellness (CAHW) lab, UBC
  • Katelin Mitchell – Immigrant Services & Operations Manager for KCR – Community Resources
  • Mohini Singh – City Councillor; Community Activist
  • Carlos Teixeira – Professor of Geography, Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Complimentary admission for members of the Class of 2017 (A-Card and advance registration required). Light refreshments will be served.
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