Welcoming Communities Initiative (WCI) | Multicultural Council of Windsor & Essex County

Multicultural Council of Windsor & Essex County

Welcoming Communities Initiative (WCI)

Enhancing Civic Participation through Volunteer Activity

Goal: To promote and strengthen the civic participation of immigrants in the Windsor – Essex community through volunteer activity.


  • To create more inclusive volunteer programs within participating not-for-profit organizations through the identification and removal of barriers for participation.
  • To recruit and orient new immigrants to the benefits of volunteer engagement.
  • To enhance the knowledge and skills of new immigrants through volunteer involvement.
  • To provide new immigrants with the information required to identify discriminatory practices, understand human rights legislation, and diversity issues.
  • To develop best practices in volunteer management with immigrants and share this information in Ontario Communities.

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Duplication, adaptation and non-commercial use of the materials and resources is encouraged, as long as proper credit and referencing is used as follows: Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, Training Guide on Involving Volunteers from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds, 2011. For additional information please contact:  (519) 255-1127  or email: