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Position # 2925
OrganizationLeadership Victoria
Position Health and Cultural Ambassadors - Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees (VICCIR)
Impact Statement Leadership Victoria supports, celebrates and develops community leaders in the Greater Victoria area

VICCIR centres itself in supporting the mental health of immigrants and refugees, and provides invaluable mental health services that are delivered within a unique holistic, person-centred, trauma informed and culturally sensitive approach that embraces family dynamics and individual needs.
Description A Health and Cultural Ambassador (HCA) is a member from a foreign speaking community in Victoria, BC who acts as a resource to share about VICCIR services and works to de-stigmatize mental health within their community. HCA’s are trained by VICCIR with the tools to help educate their community members on the benefits of seeking mental health, and share information about VICCIR services. Health and Cultural Ambassadors also act as a bridge between their communities and VICCIR, allowing mutual knowledge exchange, helping VICCIR to ensure their community is served with cultural humility, and that services and supports are integrated with a culturally informed approach.

This position is part of Leadership Victoria's Community Action Project supporting volunteer recruitment for VICCIR.
Training Details This involves a light training at VICCIR (1 day)
Working Conditions At home, in the community
Minimum Duration 4 - 6 months
Timing Anytime
Time Detail 10 to 15 hours per month. Time commitment as deemed appropriate for the volunteer
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest Newcomer Support
Skill(s) Collaboration, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Verbal Communication, Sensitivity, Empathy
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Website https://www.leadershipvictoria.ca
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Contact Dallas Posavad
Phone 250-385-6088
Address 306-620 View Street Victoria, V8W 1J6
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