THE UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION IN CANADA QUINTE BRANCH
COMMUNITY EVENTS 2018
February 14th, 2018:
Ambassadors for Belleville celebrate love for city
The Ambassadors for Belleville hosted a special dinner at the downtown club on February 14.
April 12th, 2018:
4th Anniversary of the City's commitment to the Canadian Coalition against Racism and Discrimination
September 28th, 2018:
Welcome of International Students
We celebrated our community welcoming of international students, inaugrated in 2009, it was an initiative of the United Nations Association in Canada, Quinte Branch (UNAC-Quinte). Six years ago, UNAC-QUINTE presented a proposal to the Equity and Inclusive Education Advisory Committee of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board(HPSEDSB).The United Nations Association in Canada wished to launch an annual welcoming celebration which would highlight the importance of inclusivity and international connection within the Quinte region.
Recieving unanimous support for the idea,UNAC-QUINTE joined with HPEDSB to organize the first Community Welcome event at The Belleville Public Library in October of 2009.Impressed with the success of that first event,both the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District Board and Loyalist College,joined with us and have been participating enthusiastically since 2010.In 2011,Albert College joined the team,a decision that was particularly fitting since Albert College is the first international schoool in Belleville,one that has been welcoming students students of many nationalities since the mid 1930's.For this event the College has on several occasions shared student volunteers,the spaciousness of Ackerman Hall,and the beauty and intimacy of its chapel.Recognizing the economic ,social and cultural contribution made by international students to our community,theCity of Belleville has been a supportive partner since 2012.
December 7th, 2018:
Leadership summit on inclusivity at Belleville public library