Anti-discrimination forum on integrating refugees into our communities to be held in Surrey
Friday, February 3, 2017

While there clearly hasn't been any shortage of marches, rallies, and public gatherings to protest Donald Trump and his impact, here's an event that will address issues more specifically for local organizations, community stakeholders, or service providers who work with refugees.

The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of B.C. (AMSSA) will be holding an online and in-person forum entitled Anti-Racism and Anti-Hate Initiatives: Supporting the Integration of Refugees in Our Communities.

Community organizers and experts who work to counter discrimination and hatred will share their practices, resources, and tools for those working in the areas of settlement, language, or community service.

In particular, the session will discuss the challenges that Syrian refugees face and how those issues can be addressed.

It'll be held on February 15 from 10:15 a.m. to noon at Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Avenue, Surrey). Attendance is free but limited to four in-person attendees from each organization. (Online connections are unlimited.) The registration deadline is February 7. For more information or to register, visit the AMSSA website.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is funding the event.

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Source: The Georgia Strait / Craig Takeuchi