Conseil interculturel de Montréal (CiM)
The “Montréal, terre d’accueil” (“Montreal: A Welcoming Place”) exhibition was conceived and organized as part of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. It ran from May 18 to May 26, 2016, in the Hall of Honour at Montreal City Hall. This exhibition showcased the work of 13 organizations through photographs depicting the provision of services to clients; other photos focused in particular on the hands of those involved in order to emphasize that the integration of citizens involves small physical gestures, whether we realize it or not. Each organization was also invited to contribute a text that explained their role within the Montreal community and reflected their culture.
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and the arrival of Syrian refugees.
To bring together a number of community organizations in order to showcase their work in welcoming and integrating immigrants to Montreal.
The Conseil wanted to find a powerful and original way of celebrating the efforts of Montreal organizations that are working every day to promote social togetherness by welcoming and integrating people of all kinds. That’s why it invited 13 organizations who have had a positive impact in various communities to take part in this photo exhibition focusing on welcoming and integrating new immigrants to Montreal.
Making a Difference:
The photos highlight the work done by the participating organizations to promote inclusiveness and exchange and the impact that this work has on social togetherness in Montreal.
It is not easy to demonstrate the painstaking efforts being made by change agents who are helping to establish social harmony and togetherness. The decision to use a photo exhibition helped us to successfully overcome this challenge.
Thanks to the exhibition, partnerships were created between the organizations taking part and the Conseil.
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