Posted on Monday, May 03, 2021 08:31 AM
Chantal Arsenault, a nurse practitioner working at Horizon Health in New Brunswick, is also a student in the in the N4 - Saint-Paul University online program. Early in her career, Chantal rarely interacted with newcomers to Canada as the majority of the patients she dealt with were white anglophones or francophones who had lived in New Brunswick for most of their lives. In 2015, upon returning from maternity leave, Chantal learned the physician she had worked with had retired to Quebec, leaving Chantal...
Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2021 10:59 AM
Background, profession, and newcomer involvement
Renette Amirault-Laing is among the first graduates of the N4-SPU online program. She shares her perspective from the healthcare sector. Working as a nurse for the last 24 years, she has seen an influx of newcomers during her time at IWK Health Center in Halifax over the last 15 years. This center streamlines two types of service in particular: children and women’s health. The increase in cultural and linguistic diversity in Halifax and throughout...
Posted on Sunday, April 04, 2021 07:34 PM
stmichaelshospital.com · Toronto, ON
Learn how a physician at the pediatric clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and her team, identified gaps in care for newcomer children and how they implemented a plan to serve newcomer families
In 2018, Dr. Shazeen Suleman, a physician at the pediatric clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and her interdisciplinary...
Posted on Friday, March 05, 2021 03:13 PM
hollandbloorview.ca · Toronto, ON
How multidisciplinary teams at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is helping children with complex health issues
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Learn more about how their dedicated...
Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 01:24 PM
Recognizing Women in the field of Newcomer Navigation
Shler Ali is a Settlement Worker with MOSAIC Newcomer Family Resource Network, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Lorraine Thomas is a Family Support Specialist and Health Literacy lead at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto.
I myself was a refugee and I understand the fear, trauma and challenges of refugees having gone through this experience. Due to the on-going civil war, the persecution of my own Kurdish...
Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 04:32 PM
Nenyo Kwasitsu is a Graduate Programs secretary at Dalhousie University and is a serving board member of the Im/Migrant Women’s Association of Halifax (IMWAH) where she also volunteers as a Project Coordinator for their Art and Storytelling project sessions with Immigrant and migrant women and their children.
What led you to resettle in Canada?
I am Ghanaian by birth. In the 1990s, my Dad did a 6-month course at Dalhousie University and he loved it. When I finished Law school in Ghana, I worked...
Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 10:10 AM
mosaicnet.ca · Winnipeg, MB
Mosaic is a rights-based organization that provides newcomer parents and primary caregivers with opportunities to develop additional language and parenting skills to build the confidence and independence needed to participate actively in community life, so they may contribute to and share in the benefits of their new communities.
Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 06:49 PM
Kimberley deLaunay, N4’s Quality Improvement Specialist, has been helping out during this pandemic by making face masks in her spare time.
“In April the need for masks in the community started to grow but everyone was struggling to find them. Like many in my community I wanted to help. So with a basic knowledge of sewing and the best of intentions, I began making masks for frontline workers, teachers, seniors, and anyone who needed one. I have distributed over a 100 masks and look forward to continue...
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2020 02:59 PM
All across Canada, newcomer serving organizations and their dedicated teams are helping newcomers to navigate the complex health and social services systems. Here are their stories.
See how Halifax’s newcomer clinic has evolved successfully through its relationship with settlement organization ISANS (Immigrant...
Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2020 05:48 PM
As I write this welcome to the N4 Platform, I find myself reflecting on the path from its genesis to the present, it’s official launch. In 2015, when Canada began receiving the Syrian refugees, I was the Manager for Patient Experience at CHEO. I could hardly have imagined our experience establishing a Navigator role would grow to hosting a national network of like-minded individuals who believe in supporting an equitable experience for newcomers. Nor would I have dreamed of the incredible generosity...