Bill promotes diversity – By Josh Wingrove

September 30, 2016

Bloomberg News | About 40 percent of corporations listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange will be required to identify the gender composition of their boards and to make public their diversity policies under a proposed new law, a Canadian government official said....

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The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care Receives the 2016 ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award

September 28, 2016

By Market Wired | The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care (CCRIHC) volunteer medical team has operated free medical clinics for refugees, migrants and others new to Canada for 17 years. Most are yet without access to Canadian health care. Trying to re-build lives broken by war, patients and their families sit side by side in our Centre’s waiting area. While waiting for care, they care for each...

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Syrian refugees in Canada hope British royals will advocate for ‘people in need’

September 26, 2016

By The Guardian | Syrian refugees in Canada said they hoped the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would encourage the world to do more to address the refugee crisis, after the royal couple stopped at an immigrant and refugee welcoming centre as part of their visit to Canada. The royal couple, along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, landed in Victoria, Canada on Saturday to kick off an eight-day visit....

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Canada called a leader in refugee crisis

September 26, 2016

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Communities across Canada will be welcoming more Syrian refugees this fall. Approximately 6,000 more government-supported Syrian refugees will arrive by the end of December 2016, along with privately sponsored refugees whose cases have been finalized. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum was in New York in September at the time of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), for meetings focused on the global refugee...

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Community pools money, resources to welcome new immigrants to Surrey

September 24, 2016

By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | On a nondescript block in North Surrey, in a former halal meat market sandwiched between a convenience store and an autobody shop, a new community is taking shape. Inside, there are about 80 people squeezed into a space that would comfortably hold about half that number. The adults chat loudly over coffee and baklava; the children — who represent about half the crowd —shriek...

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Raise-a-Reader: Literacy night goes beyond books

September 23, 2016

By Vancouver Sun | Through songs and games, Nang Gunhtang discovered a world of literacy beyond books....

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