Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 03:52 PM
Trusted resources and advice to help you learn more about services for SOGIE diverse newcomers:
Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:17 AM
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Call to Action 94 has finally been met through Bill C-8 in which Canada’s Oath of Citizenship officially recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Métis, . As new Canadians recite the Oath, they will make a personal commitment to observe the Aboriginal and treaty rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2021 02:51 PM
Celebrating Pride Month during the Pandemic
June marks Pride Month in Canada, a time for us all to examine our role in creating equity for LGBTQ+ people. Unfortunately, not all countries embrace these values. Global statistics reflect the... Read more
The Connection of Newcomers to Indigenous Reconciliation
The discovery of the mass grave in Kamloops Indian Residential School has caused an outpouring of...
Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:25 AM
Article from WHO - World Health Organization
This article is part of a series of explainers on vaccine development and distribution. Learn more about vaccines – from how they work and how they’re made to ensuring safety and equitable access – in WHO’s Vaccines Explained series.
Vaccines are supported by decades of medical research. They work by preparing the body's own immune system to recognize and defend against a specific disease. The volume of information available about vaccination...
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 04:05 PM
rainbowrailroad.org · Toronto, ON
Rainbow Railroad is global not-for-profit organization that helps LGBTQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics. In a time when there are more displaced people than ever before, LGBTQI+ people are uniquely vulnerable due to systemic, state-enabled homophobia and transphobia. These factors either displace them in their own country or prevent them from escaping harm.
Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 01:51 PM
June marks Pride Month in Canada, a time for us all to examine our role in creating equity for LGBTQ+ people. Unfortunately, not all countries embrace these values. Global statistics reflect the increasing levels of violence against minority sexual orientation and gender identity expression (SOGIE) populations. This has resulted in increasing numbers of asylum seekers from the LGBTQ+ community. Canada has made substantial progress in recognizing the intersectional vulnerabilities of LGBTQ2S+...
Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:24 AM
The discovery of the mass grave in Kamloops Indian Residential School has caused an outpouring of grief in Canada. Beyond outrage and even national shame, many professionals wonder how they can be part of the healing path forward and how this issue intersects with those of our newcomer patients and clients.
On June 9th, we had record attendance for our webinar featuring the work of Carmel Clinic in Winnipeg and their leading practice of creating safe spaces to foster mutual understanding and...
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 05:15 PM
How can we build bridges and strengthen relationships between Indigenous People and Newcomers?
A trusted list of resources and advice to help you learn more about bridging the gap between Indigenous People and Newcomers:
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 10:14 AM
The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), provides information, tools and resources for service providers to provide mental health care and support to both immigrants and refugees arriving in Canada.
- Self-directed modules allow you to complete the course at your pace over six weeks.
- Essential information to support newcomers and showcase promising practices, tools...
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 08:43 AM
Message from Refugee 613:
Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines: Is There a Difference? The latest bulletin, verified by doctors and a product of cross-sector collaboration, answers this popular question.
The bulletin is currently available in 15 languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, and Traditional Chinese.
Urdu coming soon.
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