Guide & Toolkit

By being positive ambassadors in our community we support diversity, inclusion, and belonging for everyone. The Guide & Toolkit will build your awareness of factors that influence the daily life of newcomers to our communities. You will further explore how to apply these concepts to your experience throughout your daily life, and you will have an opportunity to show your support by being an ally of those who are still trying to make this their home.

When we know better, we do better.


Click each tab to see how the Guide and Toolkit can help you create a sense of belonging in your community.

Understanding diversity and the strive for belonging will help you become a great neighbour, volunteer, and leader in your community.

Being compassionate with your newcomer neighbours and colleagues will help us build a welcoming and inclusive community.

Gaining a broad understanding of other cultures will help build your awareness and improve your cultural competence.

Working is a big part of everyone’s life, and your influence as an employer has a meaningful impact on newcomers in your community. This guide and toolkit can help you with employee engagement and learning as you work to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.

As an employer, understanding the meanings of cultural influences and norms in the workplace can help you build a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone.

This guide and toolkit explores cultural concepts that may cause frustrations or concerns in the workplace and can be useful as you lead discussions relevant to your workplace.

As someone new to the Pembina Valley, this Guide and Toolkit will help you understand more about the communities you live in.

As a newcomer, it can be difficult when you don’t understand what people are doing and saying. This section of the guide and toolkit will help you understand culture and how it influences our relationships so you can help build welcoming and inclusive communities.

Your results include:

  • Increased awareness around newcomer and employer experience relating to work culture and discrimination.
  • Understanding barriers to successful integration and creating a sense of belonging.
  • Appreciation for the multicultural, multilingual, and multi-faith experience of your neighbour.
  • Capacity for increased empathy toward others and ability to become an ally of newcomers.
  • Supporting the development of welcoming and inclusive communities.