As the most ethnically diverse province in Canada, British Columbia welcomes nearly 40,000 new immigrants every year. A rich multicultural society helps nurture inclusiveness, understanding and mutual respect. It is up to all of us to ensure that our multicultural society is supported today and for future generations.
One of B.C.’s greatest strengths is the diversity of the people who call this province home. Cultural diversity and increased participation and engagement by all cultures is vitally important to create a strong and vibrant social and economic future for British Columbia.
B.C.’s multicultural society is a key incentive to attract newcomers to our province and help address our regional skill shortages and grow our economy. With one million job openings expected by 2020 in B.C., immigrants will play a vital role in the economic well-being of the province.
June 27, 2018
February 1, 2018
The Province of British Columbia joins Canadians across the nation in celebrating February 2018 as Black History Month.
January 26, 2018
The Thompson Okanagan Respect Network will be using recently announced anti-racism funding to make Okanagan communities safer and more inclusive.
January 18, 2018
People throughout British Columbia will be better equipped to challenge racism, hate and discrimination in their communities as a result of funding to 32 community organizations.
On International Human Rights Day, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon released a report with 25 recommendations for establishing the new B.C. human rights commission.
November 15, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for the next round of funding through the Multiculturalism Grant Program. The intake process began Nov. 14, 2017, and will close on Jan. 8, 2018.
November 14, 2017
Five B.C. multicultural champions were recognized Nov. 18, 2016, before friends, family and their peers at the seventh British Columbia Multicultural Awards. The awards recognize British Columbians whose exceptional work helps bring diverse cultures together by embracing diversity and promoting multiculturalism.
Fourteen organizations throughout the province are each receiving at least $10,000 and up to $50,000 to support the work they do to help stamp out racism in B.C.
November 21, 2015
British Columbia's multicultural diversity is in our DNA
November 17, 2015
The most ethnically diverse province in Canada, B.C. is celebrating Multiculturalism Week by recognizing the province’s multicultural champions in the British Columbia Multicultural Awards event on Nov. 20, 2015, in Vancouver.
Multiculturalism grants support diversity in B.C.
October 20, 2015
The B.C. government is providing $300,000 through the Multiculturalism Grant program to support organizations whose activities promote British Columbia’s rich multicultural heritage, and nurture empathy and inclusion. View news release