One in three Whistler residents is not Canadian-born. The diversity this gives our community is exciting, but living, working, and playing together can be challenging.
In this introductory workshop on diversity and inclusion, we will be discussing intercultural understanding and cultural inclusion within the Whistler context. Through current theory and local case studies, participants will enhance their intercultural understanding and develop strategies to support a culturally inclusive environment.
Registration is now open. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up - space is limited!
This workshop is presented by the Whistler Welcome Centre, Whistler Multicultural Network, Whistler Literacy Coalition, Capilano University, and Whistler Public Library.
About the facilitators
Carole Stretch has worked supporting immigrants and newcomers in Whistler since 2008. She works for Capilano University as an ESL instructor and as Program Manager of Settlement Services, Whistler Welcome Centre, and the Welcome Sea to Sky project providing settlement support, language, and community connections services to newcomers, immigrants, seasonal and temporary foreign workers. Before settling in Canada 15 years ago, Carole lived and worked in both Europe and Asia. She is committed to helping individuals and families moving to a new country and culture.
Jenny Fitzgerald has held a variety of unique roles within the field of post-secondary education both domestically and abroad. She currently works for Capilano University as an English instructor at the Ts’zil Learning Centre in Mount Currie and as the Literacy Outreach Coordinator and Manager of related programs in Whistler and Pemberton. With a Masters in Intercultural and International Communication, she is passionate about supporting the intercultural development of people in her community.