Today, a growing number of places recognize that being welcoming leads to prosperity.
We are seeing a movement begin across New Brunswick. A movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by making everyone feel like they belong. All people, including immigrants, are valued contributors who are vital to the success of our communities and shared future.
Welcoming communities are important to encouraging immigrants and minority groups to participate more fully in community life, which benefits all of us. By working together, people from many different backgrounds can accomplish much more in terms of building healthy communities than they can accomplish working apart. This also increases our sense of community cohesiveness and belonging, makes communities safer and more secure, increases volunteerism, and creates good relationships between civic officials, local government staff, and area residents.