Posted By admin ~ 11th January 2011
We are creating two videos that will depict the challenges faced by newcomers in developing a sense of belonging to their new communities and workplaces. One video will focus on developing a sense of belonging within the community. The second video will focus on workplace attachment and inclusion. Each video will be about two minutes long and will include compelling and memorable messages that will inspire increased interest and involvement in initiatives and actions that support more welcoming and inclusive workplaces and communities.
The videos will illustrate how every community member can assist new immigrants to make connections, build attachments, develop a sense of belonging and feel welcome and included. The intent of the videos is to engage and inspire community members to participate in some way in developing communities that are welcoming and inclusive.
The project will be completed by March 30, 2011. The distribution plan is to embed the videos on the North Shore Welcoming Committee and the North Shore Multicultural Society’s websites, as well as the websites of partner agencies such as North Shore libraries, municipal governments, school districts, and public service agencies that form the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee. There will also be a special sponsorship announcement which is really exciting, stay tuned!
Interest in the videos will be generated by sending them out to partners and stakeholders within the community, and distributing them more widely using social media tools such as blogs and twitter – the tools which were so effective in engaging the community in the photo contest. We will also notify North Shore newspapers. The videos will also be distributed to more than 100 new contacts generated during the Picture Diversity Photo contest.
The videos will become the intellectual property of Welcome BC, who may choose to distribute them more widely.
We started our first filming last night and I must stay I was deeply moved by our participants stories of moving to Canada. Looking forward to taking this journey with them so they can share it to the rest of the world.
Monir sharing her story coming from Iran then settling in North Vancouver.
Yury sharing his journey from Russia then settling in North Vancouver.