The Vision is to facilitate and support the corporation of different groups of people within a single society, and describes a sense of oneness despite all barriers.
Our Mission is to create and sustain a regional network that will promote unity in diversity among the citizens of the East Kootenays connected to the citizen of the world whose vision is to foster and be a part of an all-embracing global society.
- To treat human beings with civility and decency
- To be respectful of our common humanity
- To use consultation and exchange of views in the process of decision-making
- To seek new solutions suited to the challenges of today’s world
- To commit to the supremacy of the rule of law
|2000||Initial beginnings as the Multicultural Organizational Change Committee|
|2002||Organization was changed to East Kootenay Organization for Human Dignity and Equality EKHODE|
|2003||EKOHDE started to work with OARH - Provincial Government - Organizing Against Racisim and Hatred|
|2003 to 2019||OARH provides yearly funding for workshops and community engagement |
|1999||Restorative Justice offered in Cranbrook and District through the RCMP|
|2003||Cranbrook Hate and Race Based Incident Response Protocol organized under the support of OARH|
|2007||Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice becomes a recognized society - CDRJS|
|2010||The East Kootenay Humanity Network is formed to provide input and direction into EKHODE community engagement|
|2018||CDRJS merges with EKHODE and becomes the administrative support for the further work of the Humanity Network, OARH and the Hate and Race Based Incident Response|
The Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) program was initially established to help small communities collaboratively find ways to address incidents of racism and hate crime.
In 2016, the OARH program was expanded to include four new urban communities – Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and Burnaby. There are 32 communities listed as OARH members in British Columbia and all have:
An established community partnership of organizations or individuals that actively develop community capacity and skills; foster community engagement; and build community sustainability plans to address racism and hate.
Have an agreed protocol on how to respond to an incident of racism in their community.
Provide an annual summary of incidents of racism observed/reported in their community.