Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 03:22 PM
Did you know that music can play a powerful role in supporting healing, resiliency and well-being among certain newcomer populations?
This webinar will describe the role that art, specifically how the power of music and music-making has on healing, resiliency and well-being for those that have experienced trauma due to war and oppression of basic human rights.
- Understand the role of music in health, healing and empowerment
- Reflect on organizational integration of arts-based approaches...
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2021 02:59 PM
The National Newcomer Navigation Network Conference Committee invites abstract submissions for consideration. The theme of the 2022 conference is The Past is Practice: intersectoral lessons learned from the dual pandemic of COVID-19 and systemic racism.
We invite newcomer-serving professionals and organizations to submit abstracts that address the root systemic causes of health and social service inequities for newcomers, including learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice...
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 09:42 AM
The Data Tool is being launched!
The N4 Data Tool is a simplified and searchable database that will help with decision-making for newcomer-serving professionals.
As an N4 member, you will be able to input data around your work serving newcomers, compare your numbers with a benchmark, generate and export charts, and much more.
In a few days, you will receive the first request to enter your data. Stay tuned!
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:27 AM
It may have faded from the headlines, but Canada’s resettlement of refugees from Afghanistan is progressing rapidly, so the team at Refugee 613 thought it was time for an update. Please note that details change quickly as new policies and processes are announced, and this is the most current situation to the best of our knowledge as of September 23rd.
Almost all newcomers welcomed in the first wave of arrivals are Government-Assisted Refugees, which means their practical needs are being met...
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:24 AM
WRHA Language Access employs trained, accredited interpreters who provide services in many languages. Professional interpreters help bridge barriers between health care providers and patients who do not share a common language. This can help to:
Enhance patient safety
Increase patient understanding and satisfaction
Improve equity and quality of care
Ensure informed consent
Protect confidentiality and impartiality
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:21 AM
Canada School of Public Service: Data Governance and Standardization Series: Diversity, Gender Responsiveness, and Disaggregated Data for a More Equal Canada
Equality and diversity are key drivers of innovation and social cohesion. The involvement of women and diverse communities in standards development can help ensure that the design and governance of technologies and standards do not perpetuate biases and inequalities.
It is with this approach in mind that the Standards Council of Canada,...
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:09 AM
Rama Musharbash-Kovacsi is a National Newcomer Navigation Network (N4) member, a student of the N4 and Saint-Paul University Online Program, and School Community Ambassador in the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board. Rama is also a former newcomer to Canada herself – originally from Jordan, Rama moved to the United States as an undergraduate student, and then came to Windsor, Ontario, as a graduate student in Kinesiology, later going on to pursue a teaching career.
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:08 AM
September is recognized worldwide as the Literacy and Interpretation Month. Here at N4, we kicked off the month by hosting a webinar titled, “Professional Interpreters Support Equity, Accessibility and Safety in Health and Social Services,” where we spoke with Allana Carlyle, the Manager of Language Access Interpreter Services with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) - watch it here, if you missed...
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2021 02:50 PM
How can I understand the risks associated with language barriers in the workplace?
Trusted resources and advice to help you work effectively with trained interpreters in the health and social services sector:
Speaker: Allana Carlyle, Manager, Language Access Interpreter Services with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021 02:42 PM
The N4 team would like to wish all those celebrating "shanah tova," (translating to a "good year" in Hebrew), on the occasion of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year! Wishing our Jewish community members and their families a happy and healthy year ahead.