Partnerships & Initiatives

Local Resources and Contacts


Nelson at it's Best Radio Show

Follow up workshops on making your community or business welcoming for all.

Email: George Chandler

Intercultural Recommendations/Workshops

Email: Sandy Prentice

Phone: 250-354-3734

Central Kootenay Food Policy

Visit Website 

Emai: Abra Brynne 

Diversity & Inclusion training/workshops or questions

Email: Chelsey Gooden
Phone: 613-552-5948 

Rural Arts Inclusion Lab

The Rural Arts Inclusion Lab is a project created to address the the systems that exclude marginalized voices from arts organizations, audiences and performers in rural British Columbia. 

Visit Website

Email Carla Stephenson

Email Eleanor Stacey

West Kootenay People for Racial Justice

WKPRJ started as a group dedicated to anti-racism activism.



Pablo Pastor teaches Intercultural Communication and Peace and Justice Studies in the School of University Arts at Selkirk College. He is also a Diversity and Inclusion Education Developer with the Selkirk College Teaching and Learning Institute. He has offered professional development on building intercultural communication capacity, particularly in an educational context. 


Getting Involved

Canada Connects is an initiative to help newcomers settle by matching them with Canadian citizens or longtime community members.

Integration is a two-way street and everyone can get involved to build welcoming communities.


The Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia connects employers with immigrant talent. We help employers create diverse and inclusive workplaces.