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Support an open, diverse and welcoming community

This petition had 295 supporters

For generations people from around the world have come to our community to visit, live, learn, work and do business — welcomed first by the Snuneymuxw peoples and joined, more recently, by those who now call the Nanaimo region home.

This openness and respect for our fellow global citizens is today a hallmark of our community and of our shared prosperity in the future.

As leaders we celebrate the diversity of our community and stand together in solidarity to reaffirm our commitment to remain a community that welcomes everyone.

Furthermore, we are united in our belief that expressions of intolerance, racism and hate do not belong in our community, and must be challenged by our own expressions of openness, mutual respect and, above all, by how we care for and support one another.

We encourage all citizens, business and organizations in our community to join us in demonstrating their support of these values by adding their names to this online statement.

Our partners to date:

Snuneymuxw First Nation
Jean Crowder, MP
The Hon. Michelle Stilwell, MLA
Leonard Krog, MLA
Doug Routley, MLA
City of Nanaimo
Regional District of Nanaimo

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society
Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
Island Health
Nanaimo Airport Authority
Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation
Nanaimo Port Authority
The Port Theatre
United Way of Central and Northern Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Vancouver Island Economic Alliance


British Columbia Boys Choir
Vancouver Island Symphony

Vancouver Island University students, faculty, staff and administration
(including the Vancouver Island University Students’ Union, the Vancouver Island University Foundation, the Vancouver Island University Alumni Association, the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1858, and the High School at VIU)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools
Aspengrove School

Nanaimo Daily News
Nanaimo News Bulletin
91.7 Coast FM
101.7 CHLY

The Grand Hotel
Waterfront Suites & Marina
Vancouver Island Academy

Mid-Isle Soccer Club
Merriman Soccer

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Madsen Law Corp.
LogoWest Promotional Products
Oceanside Building Learning Together Society
Resonance Software, Inc.
Lightspeed Group
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre

Smokin' George's BBQ Inc

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