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1 Coalition for Inclusive Communities Critical Incident Response Model Prince Rupert, BC

2 CIRM – Prince Rupert History Recommended by Terrace, BC Participated in three CIRM streams of funding $30,000 in funding (in total) Hired a project coordinator (a MUST!) Established Steering Committee

3 Steering Committee Makeup City of Prince Rupert School District #52 RCMP Friendship House Hecate Strait Employment Dev. Society Northwest Community College Roosevelt Community School We couldn’t’ have done this with hired staff!!!

4 Project Activities Meetings, meetings, meetings! Aside from monthly steering committee meetings, we met with 33 community groups and 22 cultural organizations and First Nations bands.

5 More Activities Stop Racism Banner All school aged children in 13 schools were encouraged to place their handprint on the banner and sign it in a pledge to stop racism. These were displayed at the Community Potluck Dinner.

6 Workshops In Partnership with BCTF and School District #52, Carl Beech was invited to speak on anti-racism and to provide a presentation on Ba- Fa Ba-Fa, a cultural awareness game.

7 Multicultural Feast Over 300 people attended this grand event at which the Prince Rupert Charter for the Elimination of Racism was signed. Over 50 signatories. Each organization received a framed copy and a larger copy hangs in City Hall.

8 PR Charter for the Elimination of Racism “We, the undersigned, will take a stand against racism, prejudice and intolerance. We will help to build a successful future for all by setting an example of how to live in harmony. We are committed to eliminating racism in our community through the acceptance, understanding and celebration of all cultural groups. We do this for our children.”

9 Protocol Translated into eight languages Over 25 copies of the protocol were distributed to strategic locations: –Library –North Coast Victims Services Society –RCMP –Community Enrichment –Friendship House -Tsimshian Tribal Council and other groups. HANDBOOK FOR RESPONDING TO RACISM IN PRINCE RUPERT Prepared for the Coalition of Inclusive Communities By Louisa Sanchez and Pamella Groves Funding provided by Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Womens’ Service: Settlement and Multicultural Brnach

10 Our Web Page In partnership with Northwest Community College, a group of Business Administration students worked on the development of an E- Race Website hosted by the local library.

11 The Positives A published protocol A website Volunteer funding for another multicultural feast A more aware community A public declaration by over 50 public/private organizations.


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