Client:  Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria

The Need

There was an increasing awareness and recognition of the need to make service organizations and employers more welcoming to newcomers in British Columbia.

Project Description

Global by Design was a one-day forum for high-level decision makers from different sectors across the community. The purpose of the day was to raise awareness and exchange information on successful practices and effective models to promote diversity in Greater Victoria communities and workplaces.  The Global by Design Leadership Forum was the second in a series of provincially-funded projects under their Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program (WICWP).


As Project Manager, Kim Walker planned and executed the Summit in collaboration with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA), Volunteer Victoria, and the University of Victoria. Kim facilitated the Advisory Committee and coordinated the work of others as needed. She designed the agenda; recruited two internationally recognized experts; developed the evaluation plan and related data collection tools; developed communication and marketing material; managed the registration list and was the main contact for delegates and exhibitors; contributed resources for the delegates package; and collated the evaluation results.


The forum brought together over 80 community leaders from economic development associations, employers, ethno-cultural organizations, educational institutions, community agencies, and local governments.  As one delegate summed up the day, “What (happened) here today is the starting point for creating fundamental change“.