Integration of newcomers into the community,

through building awareness and fostering engagement.

VISION

To become a sustainable community catalyst that helps empower and integrate immigrants to become successful, contributing members of Canadian society.

VALUES

Global Village will treat everyone with respect by listening to different points of view, opinions, thoughts, ideas, and embracing a culture of inclusion.​  Global Village will demonstrate innovative and sustainable leadership and development of resources to empower and integrate newcomers in an ethical and collaborative manner

MISSION

Build a diverse and inclusive community by: 

  1. building leadership capability and organizational capacity

  2. utilizing network resources both within and beyond the local community

  3. providing opportunities for immigrants to acquire life skills

  4. build cultural capacity in existing organizations and businesses in the community to encourage diverse opportunities for immigrants

  5. supporting cultural empowerment to immigrants as a support mechanism

MANDATE

The mandate for Global Village's activities comes from acquired reputation and proven outcomes that generate overall community support.

Navigator, Facilitator, Catalyst and Initiative
that "makes the link"
to connect and engage newcomers in the local community 

CULTURAL NAVIGATOR & MEDIATOR

COMMUNITY BOOSTER

Global Village is regularly called upon to offer insight and advice by local community officials, leaders, schools, local
service organizations federal and provincial politicians.

The centre understands the special needs and issues of the newcomer as they face the challenges of living and working in a new country and new community.

 

Often newcomers who are having difficulty adjusting to the Canadian and local community culture and learning how to understand federal, provincial and local municipal processes and services, seek out guidance at Global Village Centre. These inquiries have included but not limited to: medical, marital, legal – both criminal and civil, citizenship, education, family strife, bullying and discrimination. Newcomers are directed to various local resources and authorities for further assistance. Awareness of cultural differences of all parties involved increases.

The question is always being asked – “how can this benefit our community” and “how can this raise the profile of our community”.  The Global Village Centre is a strong promoter of a variety of community events, and have initiated many efforts that showcase the community to people living in the community, but also to push that awareness and story outside of Brooks.   

  

Global Village has been the key organizer behind inviting provincial and federal government ministers and officials to visit and tour Brooks and the County of Newell. As well Global Village Centre has been invited to participate in ministerial roundtables and celebrations related to diversity and expanding cultural awareness and services for immigrants.

DIVERSITY & AWARENESS

EMPOWERMENT & INTEGRATION

Because of a broad and extended network with experts and contacts outside the local community, Global Village is able to facilitate bringing new resources and ideas into the local community.

  • a three level set of workshops around the topic of developing a capacity to work with different cultures.
     

  • delivered a series of anti-racism workshops to front line service providers.
     

  • convened an informal group of community stakeholders, supplemented with external resources to discuss how the community of Brooks may be affected by and could prepare for instances of local radicalization.

The question is always being asked – “how can this benefit our community” and “how can this raise the profile of our community”.  The Global Village Centre is a strong promoter of a variety of community events, and have initiated many efforts that showcase the community to people living in the community, but also to push that awareness and story outside of Brooks.   

  

Global Village has been the key organizer behind inviting provincial and federal government ministers and officials to visit and tour Brooks and the County of Newell. As well Global Village Centre has been invited to participate in ministerial roundtables and celebrations related to diversity and expanding cultural awareness and services for immigrants.

Global Village Centre

327, 3rd Street West

Brooks, Alberta

T1R 0R9

1-403-362-7204

info@globalvillagecentre.ca

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