Where we started & what we are passionate to provide!
Belleville International is a non-profit organization established in 2018 by Hardik Patel, a dedicated entrepreneur with the experiences of how hard it can be to navigate his way around in a new culture, a new place and a new area so he decided with the mission in mind to dedicate his time to assisting our community members, including international and domestic students on the “how to” navigate their lives around Belleville and surrounding areas with ease.
Belleville International is all about providing awareness and understanding of diverse cultures through cultural events and activities alongside with easy local shopping needs with businesses that share the passion to bringing awareness to Belleville and surrounding areas. We believe awareness and understanding of diverse cultures are important fundamentals to building a vibrant community environment for both locals and newcomers to our area while helping our local economic growth.
We are sure you’re asking how does diverse culture awareness and understanding help our economic growth? Let us explain, by providing all our community members with general information regarding jobs, banking, housing, local shops, eateries, events, activities and other important local festivities.
About Belleville International
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Hardik Patel is a past-time student of Loyalist College here in Belleville, ON, Hardik graduated from the Computer System Technician program as well as having many great awards such as the Loyalist College Student Leadership award in 2020. Hardik was also the Student Government Vice-President for the 2019–2020 academic year and Valedictorian.
Hardik since graduating from Loyalist College has committed his time and efforts in providing education to new and international students about Loyalist, Belleville, as well as new members in the community to navigate their daily lives in Belleville and surrounding areas.
Boards Hardik is apart of to help make transitions smooth:
QUIS - Quinte United Immigration Services
CFWD - Centre for Workforce Development
Youth Engagement committee - City Of Belleville
Diversity , Equity & Inclusive - United Way of HPE
Home Share Project - Loyalist college