Cowichan Intercultural Society


Business Number: 118878396RR0001

Our Mission

To support newcomers to Canada toward their successful integration in the Cowichan Valley region, and to support our community in embracing diversity and enhancing intercultural awareness

Our Values:

  • Inclusion
  • Respect
  • Empowerment

Our Vision:

An inclusive and welcoming community where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can contribute to their full potential

Our Objectives:

  • To provide service and support to new Canadians towards their full integration into the communities of the Cowichan Region
  • To promote cultural awareness and appreciation in the Cowichan Region
  • To facilitate public awareness and education of common issues across cultures

What People Are Saying

"One thing I would love to say about CIS is that it is my family. They helped me to find a job, to figure out immigration matters, and to plan my education. Settlement staff helped me on every path on my life, I learned a lot from them , they always encouraged me, and now I feel more confident. "

— CIS Client

"My husband says that he thinks he would have had a hard time adjusting to life in Canada if it had not been for the wonderful people at CIS. Since my husband came to Canada he has felt welcome by all the staff and in the 3 years he has been here, he has quickly adjusted to Canadian culture. "

— CIS Client

"Having a new life in Canada is the biggest decision our family has ever made. We greatly appreciate the help and support we got from CIS. Because of them it now feels like the rainbow after a heavy rain."

— CIS Client

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