Posted on April 21, 2021 01:00 PM
Moving on the promise of health equity, diversity and inclusion
During 2020, many healthcare organizations were moved by the disparities within the impact of the pandemic, as well as our collective raising of consciousness towards racism. Like other sectors, many made internal and public commitments to address systemic racism and focus on addressing health inequities in accessing or experiencing care. Our host...
Posted on March 22, 2021 09:32 AM
Nutrition Month: The Diversity of Healthy Eating
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... Read more
Posted on 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
Information sessions about...
Posted on January 18, 2021 06:46 PM
Spreading Compassion, Generosity and Selflessness in 2021
There was a message that popped up in social media and DMs in December of 2020. It read: First rule of 2021, don’t talk about 2020. It was probably circulated to bring some levity to the starkness of 2020, but the reality is that we cannot ignore this past year. It will define human history going forward, it has taught us many lessons that will help us in the future.
2020 is a year that tested our individual and our collective strengths with...
Posted on December 08, 2020 05:03 PM
Holiday Wishes from the N4 team
As the year 2020 comes to its conclusion, it is a sobering thought that many who celebrated its arrival, did not live to see the end of it as the COVID-19 pandemic descended upon the world with stealth and tragedy. COVID-19 didn’t just take lives, it was also instrumental in highlighting the healthcare and sociocultural disparities faced by marginalized and vulnerable populations including immigrants and newcomers. Amid this public health crisis, a global civil rights...
Posted on November 09, 2020 09:31 AM
Honoring the diversity of Canadians
This year on Remembrance Day, let us reflect on the sacrifices made in our name by millions of Canadian soldiers from diverse backgrounds: Indigenous and Canadian-born, and newcomers to this land. They have planted the seeds of the cultural diversity of our great nation, a diversity that is still present and still growing. In that respect, as they age and as their descendants will eventually need, culturally sensitive and responsive healthcare and social services...
Posted on October 26, 2020 04:28 PM
It’s hard to believe that it is already Fall of 2020. N4 welcomes all our new members and we encourage you to start or join the conversations in our virtual meeting place, explore our e-learning and resources, and events that may be of interest you.
Launch of our N4 webinars
We are also excited about the launch of our N4 webinars, featuring leading subject matter experts from among our many members. The webinars have explored topics from how to set up your own newcomer navigation program to the challenges...
Posted on September 03, 2020 11:45 AM
N4: MOVING FORWARD AND BUILDING NEW CONNECTIONS DESPITE THE PANDEMIC
The various components of the National Newcomer Navigation Network (N4) are falling into place. We had been travelling across Canada meeting many of you who are involved in newcomer navigation, but once the COVID-19 pandemic struck, we, like everyone else, had to adapt to a new way of doing things. We switched to connecting with you through virtual site visits where you have shared your experiences and some of your innovative and...