April 30th, 2015

Brandon Hastings, articled student, was a featured presenter at the recent Richmond PechaKucha Night. Citing his international study and work experiences in Ecuador, Jordan and Singapore, Brandon shared his observations that people have more similarities than differences, no matter where they live or what their culture. Brandon’s multi-cultural perspectives are informed by his work as a Board Member at the Immigrant Services Society (ISS), the largest agency of its kind in Western Canada, with targeted programs for refugees, women, children and youth.

Richmond PechaKucha provided a forum for Brandon to introduce the New Welcome House, the 58,000 square foot ISS facility that will address the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants in Metro Vancouver. The New Welcome House will be a regional service hub bringing together transitional housing and targeted services under one roof to streamline access to care. It is the first of its kind in the world.

We’re proud of Brandon’s passion for the volunteer work he does with ISS and the programs they deliver to those new to Canada. To view Brandon’s PechaKucha presentation, click here.

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