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Dismantling Barriers & Fostering Belonging: An Anti-Racism Initiative Begins on May 4th

Posted date: April 28, 2021

Media Advisory

Dismantling Barriers & Fostering Belonging: An Anti-Racism Initiative Begins on May 4th

April 28, 2021 – Vancouver, BC – The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership, in collaboration with several community partners, will be hosting Dismantling Barriers & Fostering Belonging: An Anti-Racism Initiative from May 4 to 21, 2021.

This initiative aims to deepen our collective understanding of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, empower diverse voices, and transform our systems towards inclusion. Over 20 engaging events will take place over three weeks including keynote addresses by Celina Caesar-Chavannes and Jesse Thistle, workshops on anti-oppression, racial justice, inclusive leadership and allyship, as well as community dialogues on food diversity, decolonization and cultural connections.

Dates: May 4 to 21, 2021
Time: Varies
Place: Online

Everyone is welcome to attend. To learn more and register, visit

This initiative is made possible with the support of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada and the Province of BC through the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network Spoke in the Tri-Cities.

About Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership

The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP) brings community leaders and organizations in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra together to develop welcoming and inclusive communities, where long-time residents and newcomers feel a sense of belonging and attachment. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is funded by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada to convene the TCLIP. For more details, visit

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Founded in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in Canada. It offers a wide range of programs and services that promote the belonging, wellness, and independence of people on their Canadian journey. Program and services are offered in the areas of newcomer settlement, English language training, employment and entrepreneurship, family, youth and seniors programming, health education, community development, seniors care, and affordable housing. For more details, please visit


Abigail Cameron
Manager, Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership
Tel: 604-468-6001
Cell: 604-805-9362
Email: [email protected]

Amy Cheng
Director, Strategic Initiatives & Integration
Tel: 604-684-1628
Email: [email protected]