Community Services
Friendly & Connected Communities


Friendly Communities

Local GovernmentCommunity Living BC's Start with Hi campaign is a collection of stories, photos and videos of how saying Hi to people with disabilities helps build a friendly community.

Multicultural Advisory Council advises the Minister responsible for multiculturalism on issues related to anti-racism and multiculturalism.

WelcomeBC helps newcomers move to B.C., and live work, invest or study here, and helps communities build capacity to welcome immigrants. The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program fosters inclusive, welcoming and vibrant communities across B.C.

Skills Connect for Immigrants helps immigrants find the perfect employment fit.

B.C. Settlement and Adaptation Program supports immigrants and refugees settling in B.C.

Community to Community Forum Program provides funding for local government and First Nations elected officials to jointly host forums to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities to work together.

Opportunities through Rehabilitation and Work Society serves organizations, business and government involved in the employment of persons with disabilities.

Smart Growth BC supports and promotes land use and development principles that enhance quality of life, preserve the natural environment and save money over time. Smart growth principles place priority on infill, redevelopment, and green space protection.

Broadband Internet

Connecting Citizens Grant Program provides funding for infrastructure required to deliver Internet connectivity to homes and businesses in rural and remote areas of British Columbia.