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Members needed for Immigrant Advisory Table

Group in Abbotsford made up of volunteers born outside of Canada

The Immigrant Advisory Table in Abbotsford is seeking volunteer members.

The group is part of the Abbotsford Local Immigration Partnership (ALIP), a collective initiative designed to strengthen the ability to welcome immigrants who call Abbotsford their home.

The Immigrant Advisory Table is currently being developed and is made up of volunteers who were born outside of Canada and represent a variety of ages, genders, educational backgrounds, countries of origin, languages and experiences.

Members will be asked to share their experiences and perspectives to help the ALIP council create strategies that improve economic, political and social participation and outcomes for immigrants and refugees. They will also advise on ALIP activities and projects that foster a welcoming and inclusive community.

Interested members should be able to provide a two-year commitment, must be born outside of Canada, must be a current resident of Abbotsford, and must have an enthusiasm for community and building relationships.

They should also have a desire to make Abbotsford more inclusive and welcoming for all people and a willingness to contribute ideas and participate in meetings.

Call 604-859-7681 (ext. 270) or email Lia.Bishop@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com.

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