The Immigrant Advisory Group works alongside and advises the Partnership Council to ensure that BVIP decisions are grounded in the lived experience of immigrants.   In addition, these dedicated volunteers act as liaisons to the community and help identify local settlement and integration needs. 

2017-2018 Immigrant Advisory Group

The Immigrant Advisory Group is currently advising on the final year of 2015-2018 Integration Strategy implementation and helping to plan the 2019-2021 Integration Strategy. Current members include:



Founding Members

The founding members of the Immigrant Advisory Group played a pivotal role in developing the Bow Valley's first Integration Strategy and helped guide the critical first years of strategy implementation. Watch for IAG members past and present making a difference and championing inclusion throughout the community! 

  • Donalyn Biado

  • Eusebio (Jun) Cacayuran

  • Ericson Dizon

  • Kieran Dowling

  • Simonetta Edwards

  • Meghraj Khadka

  • Joanne Morgan-Smith

  • Javanshir (Javan) Mukhtarov

  • Loreta Naces

  • Maki Notsu

  • Juan Salomon

  • Engelbert Sison

  • Marissa Zaletel