Connecting Newcomers to Our Community since 1989.
Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society is situated on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Okanagan Syilx Nation and we recognize, with gratitude and respect, that, for centuries, the Indigenous stewards of these lands have welcomed local settlers with kindness and compassion.
At VDICSS, we wish to honour this example of inclusivity of the Okanagan peoples by fostering a culturally conscious, equitable community that advocates for the rights of all. We support newcomers to Canada in becoming thriving, contributing members of the community. We are a catalyst for positive change driven by our 6 values: Equity, Empowerment, Progress, Inclusivity, Diversity and Collaboration.
We envision a culturally inclusive, equitable community for all. A community that respects and appreciates the value of diversity and supports the full participation of people from all backgrounds.
Meet the Team
Director of Operations
Community Connections Coordinator
Settlement Services Coordinator
Settlement Worker in Schools
TFW Outreach Worker
Language Services Coordinator
Early Childhood Educator
Early Childhood Educator Assistant
Employment Services Coordinator
Customized Employment Advisor/Case Manager
Employment Case Manager
YESS Employment Advisor