Adding diversity to your organization

voluntariat-internacionalCreating a Culturally Welcoming Non-Profit Society

Thursday, Feb 13 ,2014

South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services 

6239 Main Street, Oliver B.C.

Time: 8:30-2:00

Register:  1 888 576-5661 or info @


The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre is hosting a Learning Event in Oliver on Creating a Culturally Welcoming Non-Profit. The presentations and discussions will focus on the role that our non-profit societies have in a democracy. Codes of conduct, guiding principles and policies that could enhance this role will be provided.

You will hear new Canadians talk about their experience adapting to the Canadian culture.

How do you create a society that is open and diverse? How do you ensure that your volunteer programs are open and diverse (including Board recruitment and make-up)? What are the advantages to being a culturally welcoming society? Will funding sources be more receptive to organizations with a diversity policy and inclusive mission statements?

Registration is free. Morning coffee and lunch provided. This is a great opportunity to join with other Board members and staff to look at developing common practices to create welcoming environments.

South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre offers this event in partnership with the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services and WelcomeBC and Interior Savings Credit Union.