Jul 04 2012
Posted by CHLY News as _Archive |
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Provincial Safe Harbour: Respect for All Program- started in Nanaimo!
The award-winning Safe Harbour: Respect for All ( in 2005 received award from Canadian Race Relations Foundation) is about a vision in action: creating opportunities for businesses, institutions, agencies, and municipalities to celebrate our differences, helping to create safer, more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination.
Originally created by the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society, the Safe Harbour program was offered to AMSSA in 2006, in hopes that it would spread across the province. There are now over a 1000 certified Safe Harbour location in British Columbia. Last year Safe Harbour entered the National stage with locations in Newfoundland and the Yukon.
Each Safe Harbour-certified location displays the window decal, a certificate, and other signage that proudly announces to their community that their management and staff welcome and support newcomers, visible minorities, people with disabilities, youth, seniors, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and two-spirited community, and other diverse groups. Staff at Safe Harbour-certified Locations are prepared to offer immediate and temporary safe refuge for anyone facing mistreatment or discrimination. Some of Central Vancouver Island Safe Harbour-certified locations include:
We invite businesses, organizations, public institutions, and municipalities in the Central Vancouver Island Region to participate in the two-hour Safe Harbour workshops, delivered by CVIMS. Safe Harbour designates your organization as one committed to inclusion and equitable treatment for all.
If you would like to become a Safe Harbour, please contact:
Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society
Tel: 250-753-6911 ext 102 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org