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Diversity

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Canadian Auto Museum

The Canadian Automotive Museum is currently developing multi-lingual interpretation of all gallery spaces. The project aims to make Canadian automotive history more inviting to visitors of diverse linguistic backgrounds. Multi-lingual gallery guides will provide highlights of the museum’s gallery spaces, reaching new audiences and allowing all visitors to experience the museum’s unique collection. Visit the … Continue reading

New Program for Newcomers

Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI); we are building on our services to newcomers with the introduction of Path to Newcomers Success (PNS). PNS is geared to refugees, refugee claimants, and other vulnerable newcomers with low level English language skills. Working in partnership with the Durham District School Board’s Continuing … Continue reading

Diversity Award for DRUHC

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre was recently recognized as a Diversity and Immigration Champion. Presented by Audrey Andrews on behalf of the Region of Durham’s Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council, the certificate recognizes the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre as leaders in diversity and inclusion, contributing to a stronger, more inclusive Durham community. … Continue reading

Championing Diversity

Businesses who champion diversity and inclusion tend to outperform the rest. When businesses bring together individuals with a range of experiences, skill sets, and mindsets, new perspectives, strategies and solutions emerge. In a recent Globe and Mail article, Frank Vettese – managing partner, chief executive and chief inclusion officer for Deloitte Canada – reports that … Continue reading

Financial Info for Newcomers

This month, the Durham Welcome Centres present Financial Literacy Workshops for Newcomers and New Canadians. On Tuesday, November 7th, Service Canada will provide information and answer your questions including: Why do we need to file an income tax return every year? What is a Canada Learning Bond? What other Government-funded Education Savings opportunities are available? … Continue reading

Talking Recruitment with Newcomers

The Pickering Welcome Centre hosted a successful Meet the Recruiter event for Newcomers. Representatives from the fields of Project Management, Small Business, Banking and Trades were on-site to share advice and job search tips to participants. The newcomers who attended the event were Internationally Trained Professionals with varying backgrounds. Each of the panelists were asked … Continue reading

Diversity and Global Talent

Embracing diversity and inclusion in Canada may help attract the global talent that is required to remain competitive on an international scale. Business leaders in Canada often describe the pursuit to recruit highly skilled professionals as a “war for talent.” Businesses in Canada have faced challenges in attracting the talent that they need because of … Continue reading

Growing Diversity

Population projections for Canada point to growing diversity in all parts of the country. If current immigration levels continue, a Statistics Canada study estimates that almost half of the population will be immigrants or children of immigrants by 2036. The numbers are up from 38.2 per cent in 2011. Learn more by reading the Globe … Continue reading

DREN’s Disability Summit

Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) brought together over 100 community members to co-create a Community Roadmap to Employment for Youth with Barriers to Employment. Durham Region employment service providers, community agencies, educators, employers, persons with disabilities, municipalities, funding organizations, parents and politicians all contributed to the creation of the Roadmap. The Durham Region Unemployed Help … Continue reading

Celebrating Five Years

The Durham Welcome Centres are celebrating 5 years of servicing the newcomer community. As the newcomer population continues to grow in the Durham Region so does the use of the Welcome Centres. Due to the broad network of service providers affiliated with the Welcome Centres, services are being accessed directly from the Centres and across … Continue reading