The Vancouver Dialogues Project aims to build increased understanding and strengthened relations between Aboriginal and immigrant/non-Aboriginal communities. It is convened by the City of Vancouver, in collaboration with a diverse range of community partners.
The first phase of the project (January 2010 – July 2011) included five main initiatives: dialogue circles, community research, cultural exchange visits, youth & elders program and legacy project.
Now in its second phase, current project initiatives aim to build on the connections made and ideas raised during Phase 1. Some highlights are: a stronger youth engagement component, further opportunities for cultural exchange and the development of a newcomer’s guide to First Nations and Aboriginal communities in Vancouver.