Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 06:52 PM
International Mother Tongue Day is Sunday, February 21st this year. Proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) during a General Conference on November 1999, international mother tongue day is meant to “promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world”. The term mother languages can be understood as the first language someone is exposed to and learns as an infant, rather than a language...
Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 06:07 PM
Commemorating Black Heritage and Black History Month
Black History Month commemorates the rich heritage of a variety of cultures that span the globe: from the sub-Saharan African and Sahelean cultures, through Europe and the Americas, to the island gems of the Antilles and extending across the Australian landscape. As we celebrate Black History Month we are mindful that when we say Black, we are referring to more than a skin colour.
Message from IRCC - PHAC
Information sessions about...
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 Thursday, February 11, 2021 07:07 PM
Dear front line settlement and resettlement workers:
As Canada ramps up our COVID-19 immunization response with increased access to COVID-19 vaccine supply over the spring, there is a need, more than ever, for reliable information on these vaccines and the vaccination plans. You play an important role in sharing reliable information with Canada’s newcomers.
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 09:59 PM
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When: March 3, 2021 · 01 PM EST
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Effective human communication plays a central role in human relationships daily. It is not surprising to see how interpersonal communication can affect our lives in different contexts. For newcomers to Canada, cultural settings, language barriers, and other factors could be a burden to have and maintain dynamics, especially in the workplace. With COVID-19, it became hard to establish effective...
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2021 11:16 AM
February is Black History Month. If you would like to learn more about Black History Month in Canada, you can find the following resources in the resource section:
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2021 10:43 AM
If you are interested in learning more about Black History, check out these resources in our N4 e-learning collection:
Big Dreamers: The Canadian Black History Activity Book
In this CBC All in a Day interview, Alan Neal speaks with Akilah Newton who is releasing the second volume of her popular Canadian black history activity book.
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Black Canadian History Comic Book
In this CBC Ottawa Morning interview, and supplementary Ottawa Citizen new article, Body Ngoy describes his comic...
Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2021 12:59 PM
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When: February 24, 2021 · 01 PM EST
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Black History Month commemorates the rich heritage of a variety of cultures that span the globe: from the sub-Saharan African and Sahelean cultures, through Europe and the Americas, to the island gems of the Antilles and extending across the Australian landscape. As we celebrate Black History Month we are mindful that when we say Black, we are referring to more than...
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2021 09:52 AM
In October of this year, the government of Canada introduced a revised immigration plan for the coming years. The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced that between 2021 and 2023, Canada plans to welcome approximately 400,000 immigrants per year. In light of this news, professionals working with newcomers in the health, legal and settlement and other sectors must be able to prepare themselves to welcome refugees and immigrants from different cultures and backgrounds.