Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 03:56 PM
Are you a member of the N4 network and want to get more involved? We are currently seeking knowledgeable and passionate subject matter experts interested in applying their expertise to hosting a webinar in one of the following topic areas:
- Canadian Healthcare System (primary care for newcomers, payment and benefits);
- Impact of Culture and Health (health literacy, informed consent, medications, plan-of-care, end-of-life-care/bereavement);
- Refugee and Immigrant Health (guidelines, infectious diseases);
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 03:39 PM
The current global outcry to denounce racism and implement anti-racist measures resonates in many organizations. We have recently added e-learning resources covering this timely topic.
- Racism and Discrimination – The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) explores topics on racism, online hate and intersectionality in a recent, three-part webinar series.
The current global pandemic has generated studies on its effect, not only on physical health, but also mental health,...
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 03:32 PM
Gender-based violence is a pervasive, devastating world-wide human rights violation in our world today which remains largely unreported due to the shame, stigma and fear of repeated assault surrounding it.
It takes many forms: physical, emotional, sexual and psychological. The isolation and quarantine measures that have been implemented since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, has seen an increase of gender-based violence.
Our resource centre provides you with fact sheets and information that address...
Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 05:03 PM
Since our last post on the topic of racial discrimination, we have seen more organizations and individuals making firm public commitments to ending racism. Here are some ways that N4 and our partners are taking concrete actions:
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 12:43 PM
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Our elderly population are often victims of neglect and abuse, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been even harder on them having claimed the lives of countless members of older persons. We must continue to raise awareness of the signs of elder abuse, neglect and mistreatment.
Older persons are particularly at risk of discrimination during this difficult time, as they are isolated and vulnerable, often far away from their loved ones and their social network....
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 12:26 PM
World Refugee Day, June 20, raises public awareness and commemorates the courage and resilience of nearly 60 million refugees worldwide, who have had to flee their homelands because of conflict or environmental disasters.
Each day thousands more refugees are added to this list as so many more are forced to flee their homes, leaving behind many loved ones and having little or no possessions with them. They suffer trauma, loss, violence, disease, malnutrition, cold, and mistreatment.
This World Refugee...
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 12:19 PM
This Father’s Day, the N4 team thanks all the fathers and father figures for your love and support, especially those of you working on the front-lines during this pandemic. Whether you are a first responder, delivering supplies to the grocery store, caring for loved ones, or working in a hospital, we salute your compassion and commitment during this public health crisis.
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 11:22 AM
COVID-19 is showing us the need for continued strong immigration to Canada and the important contribution of immigrant workers to the Canadian economy, federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday when he... Continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 01:48 PM
The brutal killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and countless more members of the black community whose lives have been taken by violence and social injustice have sparked a global mobilization against racial discrimination.
We stand in solidarity with the black community everywhere to end racism in all forms and to support the values and practice of inclusion and equity in all communities around the world. We are committed to achieving this through compassion, cultural...
Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2020 11:21 AM
The School of Ethics, Social Justice and Public Service has partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to develop the new National Newcomer Navigation Network (N4) Online Program.
“This program is in the spirit of what Saint Paul University does best: building knowledge and competencies from the humanities and social sciences for use in practical settings where the human touch is essential,” said Matthew McLennan, associate professor at Saint Paul University and academic partner...