Multicultural Issues

Changing immigrants' attitudes toward intentions to use the BC HealthGuide Program: Culturally specific video messaging for health promotion (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No. 1, Article 3, 2007

This study investigated perceptions within the Iranian community of the Greater Vancouver Area about the Government of British Columbia’s health information program, and explored a model for introducing the program to other ethnic communities in the province.

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2014-05-16

Working with Newcomers: Tips for Culturally Diverse Canadian Organizations (2013)

Public Sector Case Study

Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES) teamed up with government and industry partners to produce a three-part resource designed to help newcomers, their managers, and their mentors thrive in a culturally diverse workplace.

In this brief document, AWES, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce, describes the process that led to the creation of that resource.

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2014-04-15

Supporting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Adult Immigrants as Learners (2013)

This paper is part of Stories from the Field, a research project that investigates the principles and practices that best support both the learning and teaching of literacy.

The author describes a literacy program at Alberta’s Bow Valley College that works with deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) immigrant adults.

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2014-03-18

Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Improving the Literacy and Essential Skills of Immigrants (2013)

This document, part of a webinar presented in November 2013, looks at innovative models and best practices for integrating Essential Skills (ES) into a variety of immigrant settlement services.

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2014-01-21

In the Know: Identifying multiple aspects of Quebec's community sector (2012)

This document is housed on the Centre for Community Organizations server.

It describes a study undertaken to develop a better understanding of the diversity of groups working for social change in Quebec. Carried out between 2009 and 2012, the study looked at English-speaking, bilingual, and ethno-cultural community groups across the province.

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2013-12-03

Accommodating Learning Styles in Bridging Education Programs for Internationally Educated Professionals (2009)

Despite the development of bridging education programs designed to help them, internationally educated professionals (IEPs) in Canada continue to experience high levels of underemployment and unemployment.

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2013-10-08

Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2004: Skills for Change Supports Skilled Immigrant Employment (2004)

Skills for Change (SfC), a non-profit organization operating out of Toronto, has been a pioneer in developing and delivering sector-specific employment preparation programs to meet the growing unemployment and underemployment problem among Canada’s skilled new immigrants.

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2013-07-12

Educational Pathways and Academic Performance of Youth of Immigrant Origin: Comparing Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver (2009)

This report examines and compares the educational pathways and the academic performance of immigrant students who attend high schools in Canada’s three largest cities, and who do not speak the majority language of their school when they are at home. The three cities – Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia – are Canada’s three major immigrant destinations.

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2013-06-19

Living the Canadian Dream [Video - 1:36] (2011)

This video offers a brief look at how Engineers Canada, the national licensing body for the profession, works with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to assess the credentials of internationally trained engineers.

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2013-05-29

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.

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2013-04-17

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