Building bridges with Indigenous Communities

In 2018, CCR member organizations and allies were asked to share their initiatives, practices and resources that connect the work they are doing with newcomers to Canada with Indigenous communities.

CCR member organizations responded with practices and initiatives that fall principally in the following categories:

This web page is a place to find resources and practices relating to building bridges between newcomers and Indigenous peoples. If you have a resource or practice to share, or any comments or questions, contact CCR Settlement Policy Director Marisa Berry Méndez at

The IRCOM Model

Nurturing strong relations between Indigenous and newcomer communities has guided the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba's (IRCOM) strategy and programming for over a decade. Read about their practices here.