Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 06:49 PM
National Nursing week is chosen the week of Florence Nightingale’s birthday (May 12th). The Canadian Nurses Association theme this year is #WeAnswerTheCall to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s healthcare journey.
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2021 06:11 PM
The focus on mental health is that much more important this year as we see the toll the pandemic has taken on most Canadians. According to the University of British Columbia led pan-Canadian mental health survey done in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), 77 % of adults reported negative emotions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If the “average” Canadian has such difficulty, imagine coming to a new country during a pandemic. In recognition of Mental Health Week, please...
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2021 05:48 PM
Message from AAISA, an N4 partner:
The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) is seeking feedback to better understand the health of the settlement and integration sector from the perspective of front-line staff from agencies across the PNT (Prairies and Northern Territories) region.
This research project aims to understand the perspective of staff working within agencies...
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 06:21 PM
Message from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
The new Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway will open on May 6, 2021 at 12pm (noon) EDT.
Candidates can apply for permanent residence through the pathway if they are
- international graduates who have completed eligible programs of study in Canada or
- temporary foreign workers in health care or in select essential occupations
To qualify, candidates must submit their application before November 5, 2021 or until the maximum numbers...
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 02:58 PM
Message from Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat
On behalf of the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat, I would like to follow-up on your participation in one our town halls by informing you about a funding opportunity. The Digital Citizen Contribution Program (DCCP) at the Department of Canadian Heritage is pleased to launch a call for proposals to provide time-limited financial assistance (fiscal year 2021-22) of up to $100,000 for the following types of research projects:
- projects that aim to understand...
Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2021 03:03 PM
Canada celebrates National Physicians Day on May 1st each year, as the Canadian Medical Association recognizes Dr. Emily Stowe, the first female doctor to practice medicine. This year, more than ever, we are certainly extending our deepest gratitude as a nation to our physicians across Canada as they contribute to the fight against the coronavirus disease. This global pandemic has reminded us of the contributions and sacrifices that doctors have made together with the healthcare staff around the...
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 02:58 PM
As COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to the global population, a subset of vaccine misinformation can be found circulating on certain social media platforms and to some extent physically to the public.
This can put the most vulnerable including newcomers at great risk of the health consequences of the virus.
How do you filter through the misinformation?
A trusted list of resources and advice to help you address COVID-19 vaccine misinformation:
Vaccine Bulletin 1 - What...
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 07:02 PM
Recently, we sent a newsletter straw poll question related to our April 28 panel discussion on vaccine hesitancy and misinformation among newcomers.
The question was: From the newcomers you assist what level of concern have they shown regarding the COVID-19 vaccines?
- Very concerned/unsure
- Not concerned/not unsure
- Very unconcerned/Very sure they will be vaccinated
- Already received the vaccine
- Not applicable to my role
From this question, the following results were determined:
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:37 AM
Message from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada - IRCC
IRCC is aware of some recent fraudulent activities and scams affecting settlement service provider organizations. Fraudsters and scammers are taking advantage of the increasing reliance on online tools and platforms, using technology to target victims with increasingly sophisticated scams.
Recipients are responsible for safeguarding the private information of their clients and employees. It is important that recipients educate their...
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 09:23 AM
This year, Canada’s National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW) coincides with both the Vaccination Week in the Americas and World Immunization World Immunization Week. Every year, Canada Immunize hosts a number of events to raise awareness of the importance of immunization, its impact on the community and success. Worldwide organizations participate in international strategies to increase awareness regarding the importance of vaccination.
Newcomers to Canada may lack immunization and immunization...