The Belonging Working Group was formed in 2015 to create activities to help newcomers develop a
sense of belonging as they establish roots in the community. A sense of belonging is a source of health
Of many activities, probably the most eye-opening to many members was the huge response to the
‘Trash your Prejudice’ project.
A few other projects from this working group:
Every year WINS partners with the City of New Westminster to hold a Newcomer Resource Day with activities, music and dance, and resources for newcomers from agencies and organizations across the city.
Through a Myths and Misconception campaign, the members created a protocol response to hate crimes, and have held a number of workshops and trainings about responding to prejudice, racism and hate.
Membership to all working groups is open. Individuals may be invited to sit on working groups without sitting at the larger Table.
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