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Immigrant Talent Could Help

Immigrant talent could help address Canada’s healthcare needs in COVID-19 recovery. A Statistics Canada study indicates that 47% of foreign-educated immigrants with a health-related education are underutilized. Click to view the report. A recent CBC article addresses the fact that there are many immigrant women who are engineers, doctors, and scientists who are working in … Continue reading

Oshawa Inclusion Committee

The City of Oshawa is recruiting members for the new Community Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee. Do you live, work or study in Oshawa? If so, consider joining the team! Go to http://www.oshawa.ca/diversity to see the Terms of Reference, review the Diversity and Inclusion Plan, and complete the Application Form. Deadline for applications is February … Continue reading

Ajax Diversity Xchange

The fourth annual Ajax Diversity Xchange took place on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The Ajax Diversity Xchange is a positive space that was created by the Town of Ajax to address inclusion issues that impact the community. Multiple perspectives are shared, some through story. We live in increasing diverse communities – inclusion requires action by … Continue reading

Conversation in Canada

Did you know that the Official Languages Act came into effect in 1969? It is a Canadian law that gives French and English equal status in the government of Canada and preferred status in law over all other languages. According to Statistics Canada, the number of people who said they could conduct a conversation in … Continue reading

Inclusive Workplace Tools

Achieving an inclusive workplace calls for a strategic, informed approach. The TRIEC learning web portal has helpful modules and pratical tools to help employers put a plan in place to build an inclusive workplace. Sign up for free! Visit http://www.trieclearning.ca.   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – Spending on Skills Training Image provided by … Continue reading

City of Oshawa and TRIEC

The City of Oshawa has become an employer partner of the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership! The City of Oshawa has committed to strengthening diversity and inclusion by further supporting newcomer professionals. Through the partnership with TRIEC, the City of Oshawa helps nurture a culture of continuous learning, innovation, inclusion and collaboration. Read more about the partnership. … Continue reading

Celebrating Pride!

June was the month of pride! Pride Durham hosted the annual region-wide Pride Celebration on June 2nd to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people in our community. Municipalities have been celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with rainbow crosswalks. It started with the Municipality of Clarington and the concept is catching on. Rainbow crosswalks … Continue reading

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