Spirit of volunteerism is a virtue for immigrants in Canada – By Jagdish Pathak, The Times of India
September 13, 2014 

Temporary foreign worker dies in freak accident, leaves chilling testimony – By Brigitte NoŽl, Emilie Dubreuil, CBC News
September 10, 2014

Opinion: We should support immigrant women entrepreneurs – By Barj Dhahan, Vancouver Sun
September 11, 2014 

Edmonton-area franchisee concerned over changes to temporary foreign worker program – By Julia Parrish
September 10, 2014

Ottawa-area company fined after saying it only hires ‘white men’ – By Maria Babbage, Globe and Mail
September 10, 2014

Canadian immigration law: too much red tape and no customer service – By R. Reis Pagtakhan, CBC News
September 5, 2014

Douglas Todd: Ameri-Canadians point fury at Uncle Sam – By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun  
September 5, 2014

Immigrant entrepreneurs missing out on valuable help – By Partrick Blennerhassett, Business in Vancouver
September 4, 2014

Federal government cancels Alberta temporary foreign worker pilot program – By Journal of Commerce
September 4, 2014

Yukon sees more temporary foreign workers, fewer nominees – By CBC News
September 3, 2014

Filipina-Canadian Nurse Raps Her Immigrant Experience – By Huffington Post
September 3, 2014

Changing face of Surrey presents challenges – By Gavin Fisher, Vancouver Sun
September 2014

Okanagan Coquihalla MP Discusses Temporary Foreign Worker Program – By Anita Sthanklya, Kelowna Now
August 28, 2014

Detained refugees treated worse than criminals – By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun
August 28, 2014

Building a media voice for immigrants in Canada – By George Abraham, the Tyee
August 27, 2014

Immigrant Canadians stuck in catch -22 when ID lost – By Wanda Chow – Burnaby Newsleader
August 26, 2014

Skills, experience more valued than degrees: Survey – Canadian HR Reporter  
August 25, 2014

Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker program explained – By James Menzies, Truck News
August 21, 2014

Helping children in need get back to school – By Paola Samuel, the Globe News
August 20, 2014

Over Educated But Underpaid – The Plight of Filipinos in Canada  – By Asian Pacific Post
August 19, 2014

Opinion: Racism is a multicultural issue – By Albert Lo, Special to the Vancouver Sun
August 18, 2014

Temporary foreign worker changes raise concerns among business leaders – By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald
August 15, 2014

Sea to Sky firms state case for foreign workers – By Braden Dupuis, The Pique News Magazine
August 14, 2014

Anti-Immigrant Flyer Circulated At York University – By Huffington Post Canada
August 14, 2014

Ont. minister denounces ‘hateful’ anti-immigrant flyers; police investigating – By Globe and Mail
August 11, 2014

Chuck Chiang: It’s time for Asian parents to change their view of trades jobs – By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun
August 10, 2014

Lagging immigration U.S. reforms good for Canada: jobs minister – By Jason Kenny, CTV
August 7, 2014

Brampton hit with another string of anti-immigration flyers – By Angie Seth, the Globe BC
August 7, 2014

Changes to foreign worker policy impacts local ski hills – By Charlotte Helston, Vernon InfoNews
August 7, 2014

Whistler and Squamish businesses state their case for foreign workers – By Braden Dupuis, the Pique News Magazine
August 7, 2014

Feds pledge millions to help foreign skilled workers find jobs in BC – By Canadian Press
August 6, 2014

Toronto Star's View: Tories strike another blow to Canada’s once-humane immigration policy – By OurWindsor. Ca
August 4, 2014

Sports open a window into Canada for immigrant teens – By Debra Black, the Star
August 4, 2014  

Residents urged to apply for Canadian citizenship to avoid hurdles on horizon – By Nicholas Keung, the Star
August 4, 2014

Canadian Immigrant's 4th Annual Career Fair for newcomers draws record-setting crowd – By Times of India
August 3, 2014

Surrey woman wins Canadian immigrant contest aimed to inspire others to find success – By Larssa Cahute, Vancouver Desi
August 1, 2014

In Vancouver, race undercuts the discussion on real estate affordability – By Ian Young, the Globe and Mail
July 31, 2014

Temporary foreign worker agency Actyl Group sues McDonald's Canada – By Susan Mas, CBC News
July 31, 2014

Unemployment’s up for Canada’s most educated immigrants – By Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
July 30, 2014

Changes To Immigrant Investor Programmes – By Jamaica-Gleaner
July 29, 2014

Immigrant youth to Canada are less active than Canadians, but only for a little bit – By Atif Kukaswadia, Public Health Perspectives
July 28, 2014

No English? In the kitchen, it’s no problem – By Meeru Dhalwala, the Globe and Mail
July 28, 2014

Filipino Immigrants: To Stay or to Return? – By Asian Pacific Post
July 24, 2014

Underemployed immigrants a loss for Revenue Canada – By Valentina Ruiz Leotaud, Vancouver Observer
July 23, 2014

Temporary foreign workers: Businesses needing skilled workers sideswiped by changes – By Susana Mas, CBC News
July 23, 2014

Filipino Canadians fear end of immigrant dreams for nannies – By Nicholas Keung, the Star
July 22, 2014

Thinking in and out of the immigrant box – By Saumiya Balasubramaniam Globe and Mail
July 21, 2014

Canada’s ‘Express entry’ immigration system a boon for skilled immigrants – By Ishani Duttagupta, Times of India
July 20, 2014

Foreign credential requirements to be eased for 10 additional occupations – By the Star
July 18, 2014

Temporary foreign worker reforms raise ire of film, TV industry – By CBC News
July 16, 2014

ABC sees ‘authenticity’ in fall lineup’s cultural range – By Alex Strachan , Vancouver Sun
July 16, 2014

Feds creating fast track for immigrant entrepreneurs – By Jeremy Nuttall, the Sun News
July 16, 2014

Tightening of foreign worker rules affecting supply of doctors – By the Globe and Mail
July 15, 2014

Liberal immigrations norms make Canada new destination for techies – By Times of India
July 15, 2014

Babies born in Canada to immigrant mothers have lower risk of cerebral palsy, new study finds – By Health Canal
July 14, 2014

Western premiers say their provinces badly need temporary foreign workers – By Lee-Anne Goodman, the Globe and Mail
July 10, 2014

Immigrants Advancing Canada’s Export Agenda, Report Finds – By Kaven Baker-Voakes, the Epoch Times
July 9, 2014

ESL students in the majority at more than 60 schools in Metro Vancouver – By Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun
July 8, 2014

Feds end Yukon's stand-alone temporary foreign worker program – By CBC News
July 7, 2014

Domestic violence among immigrant women a growing concern – By Shallima Maharaj, Globe News
July 7, 2014 

Minister Alexander Travels to India - Promoting the strong economic ties between Canada and India – By CNW News
July 6, 2014

Foreign worker program a Whistler issue, too – By Clare Ogilvie, the Piquenews Maganize
July 3, 2014

Manitoba’s foreign worker strategy called a model for other provinces – By Joe Friesen, the Globe and Mail
July 2, 2014

PEI, Nova Scotia join Alberta in opposing changes to foreign worker program – By Jane Taber, the Globe and Mail
July 2, 2014

Why is Canada the most tolerant country in the world? Luck – By John Ibbitson, the Globe and Mail
July 2, 2014 

What the United Kingdom could learn from Canada – By Andrew MacDougall, for CBC News
July 1, 2014

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NSWAC Newsletter

Volume 3 - May 2014

Volume 2 - October 2013

The North Shore Welcoming Action Committee will be hosting themed Community Dialogues that
will be inspired by experts, art, food and story. The intent of the dialogues is to provide the whole community an opportunity to learn more about the challenges faced by newcomers and issues related to the development of welcoming and inclusive communities.

The first NSWAC Community Dialogue was held September 17th at the Pinnacle Hotel. The dialogue featured Lionel Laroche and the 100 attendees gave the event high marks for content CommUNITY Dialogue #1 Featuring Lionel Laroche and organization. Most stated that they had a better understanding of the issues, were inspired to take a larger role in the development of a more welcoming North Shore and would encourage others to participate in upcoming dialogues.

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Volume 1 - May 2013

On May 23, in an unprecedented event, 90 community service providers representing 39 organizations and agencies, gathered to network—and take a good run at answering this big question.

The goal was to paint a fuller picture of existing services for North Shore newcomers, and gauge our overall receptiveness to new immigrants and refugees.

How did it go? Over 90% gave the event full marks as an opportunity to share what’s working, what gaps need attention, and ways to encourage more people to see their own role in the welcome effort on the North Shore. This newsletter is a summary of the input of the attendees.

To read the newsletter, simply click here.  

Volume 1, Issue 1. March, 2010

Topics in this issue:

1. Our Welcoming Communities
2. Focus
Groups—Let Your Voice Be Heard
3. Health and Wellness Project for Newcomers

Volume 1, Issue 2. July, 2010

Topics in this issue:

1. Settlement Workers in Schools
2. Responding to Racism Project

3. North Vancouver City Library Programs for Youth