Brockville – After a successful 2017 “We Are Neighbours” campaign featuring 22 stories from local immigrants and long-time Leeds & Grenville residents, the St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership has decided to continue the Campaign into 2018.
This community-driven initiative aims to recognize and celebrate the diversity of individuals living, studying, and working throughout Leeds Grenville by sharing personal stories. Using a combination of social media posts, online stories, and videos, the Immigration Partnership and its partners hope to inspire dialogue and connection among Leeds Grenville residents.
“The “We Are Neighbours” campaign was born from community feedback we received about making local communities more welcoming and inclusive. Last year’s participants had a lot of fun and took pride in sharing their stories, and we look forward to providing people with the opportunity to continue the sharing and learning. I encourage everyone to follow the campaign and if interested, share your story!” said -Melissa Francis, Program Manager, St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership
People of all ages including business owners, immigrants, long-time residents, and students will be featured in the campaign, each sharing personal experiences about living in Leeds Grenville. New posts will occur weekly from June until December. A special event will wrap-up the campaign in early 2019, followed by the publication of an anthology of select stories.
To view the weekly posts and to learn more about the campaign, people are encouraged to visit the Campaign website https://weareneighbours.wixsite.com/weareneighbours or the St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership Facebook page www.facebook.com/LGimmigration.
If you are interested in sharing your story, or becoming a partner of the campaign, please contact Lauren Smith, Project Coordinator, St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613.498.2111 ext. 261.
The St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.