Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations – Companion Resource Guide (2012)

This document is one of three resources prepared by Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce. It can be used with the participant workbook and the facilitator guide for face-to-face training in workshops, or it can be used on its own by organizations with limited opportunities for training.

The resource guide includes tips for working with newcomers; a section on frequently asked questions, which explores the roots of culturally diverse behaviour at work; strategies for work teams; and tips for management teams.

The author has also included a section about social integration. While it is difficult to find a common definition for newcomer integration, the author points out that it involves adaptation, not assimilation. Assimilation is tied to the loss of cultural and language identity, but integration is grounded in multiculturalism.

For more information about AWES, please click here: http://www.awes.ca.

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Paul Holmes. Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations – Companion Resource Guide 2012. Web. 19 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/awes/work_newcomers_comp_resource_guide/work_newcomers_comp_resource_guide.pdf>
Paul Holmes (2012). Working with Newcomers: Tips for culturally-diverse Canadian organizations – Companion Resource Guide. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/awes/work_newcomers_comp_resource_guide/work_newcomers_comp_resource_guide.pdf
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