Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 01:24 PM
Recognizing Women in the field of Newcomer Navigation: Shler Ali and Lorraine Thomas
Shler Ali is a settlement worker with MOSAIC Newcomer Family Resource Network, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here is her story:
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 people, and the destruction of my home, in 2012, I was forced to flee my native land of Syria,...
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, 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...