Dear Friend of ICA,
I write this message hoping you and your family are healthy and safe. Over the last several weeks we have all felt the impact on people, businesses and our sense of community
from the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am thankful for our health care workers and all those providing essential services who continue to support our community in the face of this evolving pandemic.
ICA continues to provide critical services for resettled refugees and immigrants to support their health and wellbeing
by phone, videoconferencing or using social distancing if meetings need to be held in-person. We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure the well-being of the newcomers we serve and our staff. At this time, our workshops and in-person programs have been postponed until further notice. We are developing options for online program delivery as needed.
I am especially grateful to our dedicated ICA staff who are providing services and support during this challenging time. Thank you to our community and government partners who continue to provide critical services for the community.
Rest assured everyone at ICA continues to work on behalf of immigrants and refugees. The staff and volunteers of ICA are and will be hard at work providing urgently needed services today and in the coming weeks and months.
I know that many of you are worried. If we all follow the directions of credible medical leaders by maintaining a distance of at least two metres between yourself and others, washing your hands regularly with soap and water for at least twenty seconds, and reducing outings to only required trips for necessary supplies we can minimize the impact of this pandemic.
I believe we will come through this time stronger, more connected and better prepared for future challenges. Thank you for being a part of the ICA community. We will share further updates about our programs and services as they develop.
For now, thank you for staying home and helping to make our community a safer, healthier place for everyone.
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, CEO
PS - Find our COVID-19 Services and Program updates online here!