Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 11:00 AM
As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, let us also celebrate the Irish heritage of numerous Canadians
I joined N4 in December 2020 and learning my role and the work we do, it made me think of my own past as well as my spouse’s. Although I am a third-generation Canadian and my spouse is the same, that still meant immigration is at the heart of most of our lives.
With my spouse’s heritage, and I believe some of my own too, as Irish, and with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I thought I could share...
Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 10:22 AM
As Health Canada says: "Eat well. Live well." March is Nutrition Month and we at N4 want to take this opportunity to highlight how you can promote optimal nutrition in your work with newcomers. For newcomers, there can be additional challenges to optimal nutrition including food insecurity (lack of access to healthy food due to finances) and dietary acculturation (becoming familiar with their new country's food supply). In recognition of these challenges, Dieticians of Canada is suggesting a focus...
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021 04:29 PM
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When: March 26, 2021 · 01 PM EST
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Most newcomers nowadays are from different ethnocultural backgrounds. Upon arrival in Canada or other high-income countries, newcomer children may experience subtle or drastic changes in their food environment depending on their pre-migration living circumstances, which may lead to dietary acculturation. Such changes may have short and long-term effects on the health status of newcomer...
Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 12:46 PM
From: Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada
The goal of Canada's COVID-19 immunization response is: to enable as many Canadians as possible to be immunized as quickly as possible against COVID-19, while ensuring that high risk populations are prioritized.
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 05:07 PM
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When: March 17, 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 Thursday, February 18, 2021 04:19 PM
February, the shortest month of the year, a month so unique in that it boasts 29 full days once every four years, yet it is a month that holds a special honour in the year as it hosts the legacy and ongoing contributions of people of Black heritage, across history. This is, unsurprisingly, perhaps more poignant than ever this year with the events surrounding the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protests that sought to draw attention to persistent racial inequality and police brutality. Racial...
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
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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.