Cowichan Intercultural Society
To facilitate mutual respect, trust, support, and education in the culturally diverse Cowichan Region
Collaboration – our commitment to work together and with community partners.
Innovation – our courage to explore and engage in new ideas and approaches.
Sensitivity – to respect and recognize those who we serve and those who support us.
We will be leaders in building inclusive and welcoming communities, where every person feels valued and has a sense of belonging.
To provide service and support to new Canadians towards their full integration into the communities of the Cowichan Region
To promote cultural awareness and appreciation in the Cowichan Region
To facilitate public awareness and education of common issues across cultures
The Cowichan Intercultural Society (CIS) is a Canadian registered charitable organization that has been serving the Cowichan Valley Region for 35 years. Currently, CIS has 18 active community service programs, 10 board members, 24 staff members, and over 150 volunteers. CIS is the leading community resource for immigrant settlement services, and for education and awareness in developing welcoming and inclusive communities.