April 5, 2021
By Alexandra Miekus, CIC News
As part of a new global campaign called “It Takes a Community”, Canada is highlighting the many positive ways that migrants can impact local communities.
The initiative, which is supported by the Canadian government and various other national and local governments, businesses, youth networks and civil society actors, focuses on migrants and other community members who contribute to building stronger societies, especially during the current pandemic.
Launched on March 29, It Takes A Community brings together a range of voices from many sectors and is described as a global movement that calls on people from all walks of life, including migrants and refugees, to submit authentic and positive stories of how they work to strengthen their communities.
The goal of the campaign is to counter misinformation and anti-immigrant sentiment, combat the rise of discrimination, hate speech and xenophobia around the world by celebrating how everyone, no matter where they were born, can contribute to the betterment of their community.