Building Equitable Communities since 1991.
Building Equitable Communities
Impact North Shore is a for-purpose, social impact organization with locations in North and West Vancouver. We are a registered charity focused on building equitable communities through providing services for im/migrants and newcomers, and inclusive community-building projects. We believe that all people have the right to fairness, equality, and dignity, and that everyone thrives in strong communities.
Through fostering an inclusive and diverse community, we are focused on working together to have a positive impact. The strength and capacity of newcomers to succeed, combined with the actions of an informed and connected community, is the foundation of the future we envision. A future where everyone feels they belong and can thrive. Each year, over 8,000 lives are touched through our service and community work.
Making Canada Home
Comprised of 100 staff, many of whom have lived experience with im/migration, we have unique insight into the journey and goals of im/migrants and newcomers. This insight and 30 years of providing services to im/migrants and newcomers has led to supporting over 75,000 people to make Canada home since 1991.
We provide a wide range of integrated services to support im/migrants and newcomers setting up a new life in Canada. These services include Settlement, Employment, English language learning, Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS), and Community Connections. Offering comprehensive and innovative services for everyone in the family through our Immigrant Service Centre, provides centrally located, customized support that responds to the unique needs of im/migrants and newcomers. Providing the right information at the right time enables our clients to make informed settlement decisions and achieve their individual goals.
Collaborating for Equity
Through community innovation projects focused on themes of immigration, integration, belonging, equity, diversity, justice and inclusion, we work with and within the community to ensure our spaces and places are welcoming and inclusive of im/migrants and newcomers. Community organizations, governments and businesses all play a critical role in ensuring our communities are barrier-free for im/migrants and to facilitate this work we are honored to host the North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership (NSIIP).
All areas of our work are focused on creating opportunities for success for im/migrants and newcomers, and each individual and organization brings experiences, insights and skills needed to have a positive impact. It is through relationships that we build the foundation for inclusive and equitable communities. We all thrive when we have the information we need, meaningful relationships and access to opportunities to participate in the community.