About Us

The Sierra Leonean Community of British Columbia (SLCBC) is an ethnocultural organization with a heritage from Sierra Leone.

 

SLCBC is registered under the British Columbia Societies Act.

 
SLCBC

Our Vision

To create an inclusive, caring community, promoting belonging, integration, growth and contribution to the larger Canadian society.

Our Mission

Our mission is to continually provide a unique experience for people of Sierra Leonean heritage living in BC by increasing the public's knowledge and appreciation of the art, culture, history, languages, and traditions of Sierra Leoneans, providing education, and other support services to Sierra Leonean immigrants and refugees in need, including employment training, job search activities, translation services, citizenship courses and information programs on Canadian culture and life, and supporting activities that strengthen the Sierra Leonean community, through capacity building, to identify and eliminate barriers to full participation in Canadian society.

SLCBC
SLCBC

Our Purpose

  • To advance education and increase the public's knowledge and appreciation of the art, culture, history, languages, and traditions of Sierra Leoneans in BC.

  • To provide education, and other support services to Sierra Leonean immigrants and refugees in need, including employment training, job search activities, translation services, citizenship courses and information programs on Canadian culture and life.

  • To support activities that strengthen the Sierra Leonean community through capacity building to identify and eliminate barriers to full participation in Canadian society. 

  • To help reduce poverty among the Sierra Leonean Community in BC, Canada, and in Sierra Leone by providing basic necessities of life, including food, clean water, clothing, and/or shelter to poor and low-income individuals or families.

Our Values

It takes a unique mix of people to make us who we are. We value the different perspectives and backgrounds that we all bring. This makes Canada and British Columbia, in particular, a unique and flourishing place to call home.

Community – We support a healthy and welcoming community that encourages everyone's sense of belonging, personal development, and contribution.

 

Diversity – We support and empower all people, regardless of their background, social position, gender, orientation, race, culture, or ethnicity.

 

Excellence – In all we do, we are dedicated to providing high-quality services and continuous learning. 

 

Relationships – We put people first. We establish bonds by treating each other with respect, decency, and tenderness.

 

Sacredness of Life – Life is sacred to us; we consider all life valuable and deserving of nurturing.

 

Stewardship – For the benefit of the community, we use all resources in an accountable and responsible manner.

SLCBC 2018

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." – Margaret J. Wheatley

Executive Team

Albert Mackoty - SLCBC

Albert Mackoty

President

Patrick Bunduka

Patrick Bunduka

Vice President

Valda KaiKai - SLCBC

Valda Kai-Kai

Communications Secretary

Lovette Roberts

Lovette Roberts

Organizing Secretary

Admire Agbayewa – Treasurer

Admire Agbayewa

Treasurer

ADVISORS

Donald Robertshaw

Donald Robertshaw

Simbo Conteh

Simbo Conteh

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Vancant

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb