The Shuswap Inclusion Project was part of the Organizing Against Racism and Hate Program funded by EmbraceBC. The program required the development of community partnerships, community resource mapping, the promotion of community dialogue, and the completion of a community response protocol.
Upon completion of the Shuswap Inclusion Project, Shuswap joined other Thompson / Okanagan communities in the Thompson Okanagan Respect Network. For details go to: www.respectnetwork.ca.
In March of 2014, Shuswap Settlement Services hosted the "Respect Lives Here" Symposium. The symposium was centered on the work of Peter Block and his book "Community: The Structure of Belonging." The event was moderated by Charles Holmes and included a public presentation and workshop. Work is now underway to organize gatherings and opportunities for small conversation groups structured in accordance with Block’s criteria.