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New video series features experiences of newcomers in Richmond

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:53 PST, Thu November 17, 2022

The City of Richmond is launching a Newcomers Video Series, which features stories of new arrivals who have settled in Richmond and provides them with resources in accessing services in the community.

“The city recognizes the unique experiences of newcomers and the ongoing need to strive towards inclusion for all residents,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “This informative video series celebrates and highlights the opportunities for newcomers in Richmond.”

There are five short videos in the series that highlight the different ways newcomers can experience Richmond:

Richmond is My Home showcases the city’s diversity and the people who call Richmond home.

Settlement Services provides an overview of the types of support local settlement organizations offer to new immigrants.

• Exploring Richmond shares the many recreational places where Richmond residents can enjoy and find community.

• Richmond’s Heritage Places encourages newcomers to explore Richmond’s heritage, cultural and historic sites.

Getting Involved presents various opportunities for newcomers to get involved as active members of their community.

All videos have subtitles available in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Punjabi, and Ukrainian to reach diverse community groups. Subtitles in Arabic and Farsi will be available soon. The videos can be viewed on the city’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/CityOfRichmondBC and the city’s website at richmond.ca/Newcomers.

The Newcomer Video Series advances one of the actions identified in the city’s Cultural Harmony Plan of pursuing “viable options of providing city-related information for newcomers, immigrants, and refugees that would assist them in accessing services in the community.”

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