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Refugee health cuts: Tories prep contingency plan as deadline looms – By CBC News
October 30, 2014

Nominations are open for Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Award
October 29, 2014 

West Vancouver barber bringing joy of soccer to refugee kids – By Larissa Cahute, the Province
October 29, 2014

Silicon Valley's "Body Shop" Secret: Highly Educated Foreign Workers Treated Like Indentured Servants – BY Stephen Stock, Julie Putnam, Scott Pham and Jeremy Carroll, NBC News
October 29, 2014

Douglas Todd: Is Burnaby mosque a victim of its own openness? – By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun  
October 24, 2014

Douglas Todd: Project battles stigma of mental illness among Asian men – By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun
October 24, 2014

Canada Job Grand applications accepted in BC. – By Canadian Press – BC Local News
October 24, 2014

Immigrant Experience in Canada Revealed in New Book – By Broadwayworld.com
October 23, 2014

Thousands of temporary foreign workers lose chance to stay in Alberta – By Sheila Pratt, Edmonton Journal
October 22, 2014

Mid-sized companies looking to hire: Survey – By Canadian HR Reporter
October 22, 2014

Canada's 'Q' host Jian Ghomeshi speaks of life as an immigrant – By Mark Roth / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 19, 2014

CBC's Sheila Coles: I have an immigrant story myself – By Sheila Coles, CBC News
October 19, 2014

Can city regulate foreign language signs? - By Graeme Wood, Richmond News
October 19, 2014

Visa program opens doors to overseas talent – By Brenda Bouw, the Globe and Mail
October 15, 2014

Refugee in limbo, protected and inadmissible at same time – By Nicholas Keung, the Star
October 15, 2014  

Toronto's leading mayoral candidates debate economic, immigration issues – By CBC News
October 14, 2014

Out of the kitchen and into the Dragons’ Den for Vikram Vij – By Marsha Lederman, the Globe and Mail
October 14, 2014

Montreal’s French invasion: Why immigrants from France are moving in en masse – By Benjamin Shingler, the Globe and Mail
October 14, 2014

Canada Border Services Agency considered putting immigrants in federal prisons – By Jim Bronskill, the Star
October 13, 2014

Christian university graduate alleges religious discrimination in job rejection – Canadian HR Reporter
October 10, 2014 

Restaurant signs warn foreign worker cuts will create slower service – By CBC News
October 10, 2014

Ottawa slow to monitor temporary foreign worker program compliance – By Bill Curry, Globe and Mail
October 10, 2014

VIFF features on Chinatown and Japantown raise questions about Vancouver's urban changes – By Craig Takeuchi, Straight.com
October 9, 2014

ISIS’ name causes confusion for Halifax immigrant organization – By O’Canada
October 9, 2014

Prentice says time critical factor in Alberta's worker shortage – By Dean Bennett, Canadian HR Reporter
October 6, 2014

Are we still that compassionate Canada? – By Lorna Dueck, Globe and Mail
October 6, 2014

Hundreds sign petition calling for more immigrant teachers – By CBC News
October 6, 2014

B.C. premier chides federal overhaul of temporary foreign-workers’ program – By News1130
October 2, 2014

Ottawa to review data on employers who rely on temporary foreign workers – By Renata D’Aliesio and Bill Curry, Globe and Mail
October 2, 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt talks about hiring Canadian talent – By Canadian HR Reporter
October 2, 2014

Refugee health care changes complex: feds – By Stephanie Levitz, Metro News
October 1, 2014

The Immigrant Fair on October 6, 2015 at the Vancouver Public Library – By PRWEB.COM NewsWire  
September 30, 2014

Canada offers unique training in managing migration – By Nicholas Keung, the Star
September 28, 2014

Employers say temporary foreign worker figures are not accurate – By Renata D’Aliesio and Joe Friesen, Globe and Mail
September 26, 2014

Jason Kenney details harsher penalties for foreign worker abuse – By CBC News
September 25, 2014

B.C.’s immigrant detainees suffer from overcrowding, lack of mental health services: Red Cross – By Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun  
September 25, 2014

Electronic tracking of immigrants, refugees more cost-effective: Study – By The Star
September 24, 2014

Alberta businesses split on changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program – By Edmonton Journal
September 23, 2014 

A tougher road to foreign worker recruitment – By Jeffrey R. Smith, Canadian HR Reporter
September 23, 2014

CBC: Tell us your true story of belonging for a chance to win $1,000 – By CBC
September 21, 2014

6 cities earn “A” grade for attracting newcomers – By Canadian HR Reporter
September 19, 2014

Survey looks at how Chinese British Columbians compare life in BC vs in home country – By Alison Bailey, News 1130
September 18, 2014

London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag – By Reuters   
September 17, 2014  

Danger to Jamila Bibi of Saskatoon in Pakistan real: journalist Bina Shah – By CBC News
September 16, 2014

Report offers rare peek into Canadian gang life and high-risk youth – By Allan Maki, The Globe and Mail
September 16, 2014

Kenney: Foreign workers overhaul a success as applications plummet – By Canadian HR Reporter  
September 16, 2014

Surrey could be the key to unlocking trade with India – By Patrick Blennerhassett, Business in Vancouver
September 16, 2014

Bill C-585 to ban refugees from social assistance – By Metronews.ca
September 15, 2014

Skilled newcomers face 'huge' hurdles trying to find jobs: Report – By Canadian HR Reporter  
September 16, 2014

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

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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