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PeaceGeeks

Vancouver, BC Best Community Impact:
Nominee
Employees: 17 In Business Since: 2012

PeaceGeeks is a tech non-profit that build digital tools to empower communities in the pursuit of peace here at home and around the world. In Canada, we focus on connecting newcomers to the people and services they need to thrive. Newcomers bring unique skills and perspectives that help Canada to prosper. Yet immigrating can be an overwhelming experience as newcomers navigate different languages, cultures, communities and job markets. As the winner of the Google.org Impact Challenge, PeaceGeeks built an app called Arrival Advisor that allows newcomers to find the services they need most to settle successfully into their new lives and communities. We partner with service providers, newcomers and communities around BC to understand and address the key challenges facing newcomers in BC. Arrival Advisor launched in March 2019 and is available in 8 languages. It has been downloaded by 5,000 newcomers to date. We are now working on an app connecting newcomers to the most relevant mentors.

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