Resources

Below you’ll find an array of websites related to the intercultural field, featuring non-governmental organizations, universities, and individuals.

Canadian Non-Profit Organizations

AMSSA is a B.C. non-profit association that strengthens its 80+ member agencies, who serve immigrants and build culturally inclusive communities, with the knowledge, resources, and support they need to fulfill their mandates.

Indian Non-Governmental Organizations

Centre for Environment Education (CEE) was created in recognition of the importance of environmental education in India’s overall environment and development strategy. The result of a unique partnership between government and a non-governmental institution, CEE was established as a Centre of Excellence in 1984, supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India.

Self Employed Women’s Association ( SEWA) is a trade union registered in 1972. It is an organisation of poor, self-employed women workers. These are women who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses. They do not obtain regular salaried employment with welfare benefits like workers in the organised sector. They are the unprotected labour force of our country. Constituting 93% of the labour force, these are workers of the unorganised sector. Of the female labour force in India, more than 94% are in the unorganised sector. However their work is not counted and hence remains invisible.

Utthan (Rising) was founded in 1981, with its initiation in the Bhal region of Dhandhuka taluka, an area of the western state of Gujarat, India. Facing ecological, social, political and economic hostilities such as salinity, drought, health issues, a patriarchal and casteist society, wherein the upper caste and money lenders having a strong hold over the socially vulnerable resulting in violence against them, especially the women. This was triggered by lack of development opportunities from the government leading to poverty, large-scale migration, illiteracy and loss of their assets.

Drishti uses media and the arts to build empowered communities that value self-expression and uphold human rights.  We believe that community media has the power to revolutionize grassroot struggles and to promote sustainable change.  Therefore, we are actively working to build a media of the people, for the people and by the people in partnership with NGOs around India.

Authors and Poets

Rabindranath Tagore is considered to be the greatest writer in modern Indian literature. He was a Bengali poet, novelist, and educator who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Tagore was awarded the knighthood in 1915, but he surrendered it in 1919 as a protest against the Massacre of Amritsar, where British troops killed some 400 Indian demonstrators protesting colonial laws.

Arundhati Roy is an Indian novelist, essayist, and activist. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel The God of Small Things.

Intercultural and International Communication MA Program students’ reflections on India:

Rene Sheir’s dynamic portal into his India experience

Julie Roberge, a Québecoise’s intercultural journey

Kelly Connor’s brilliant intercultural and NGO insights

Sasha Caldera, reporting from Gujarat for the Vancouver Observer

Kirsten Youngs’s powerful part travel journal, part itinerary memoir

Amie Presley’s striking live-travel memoir

Michelle Cho’s gorgeous visual representation

Warren Brown’s delightfully queer look into India

Joanna Fultz’s sensual food blog

Tali Alexander’s look at colourful contrasts

Jonathan Taggart getting crickety

Chris Ward, narrowcasting from India

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