More racist flyers distributed in Richmond

November 30, 2016

By Nick Eagland, Vancouver Sun | Richmond RCMP confirmed Wednesday that an investigation is underway into the racist flyers, which bear the headline “Immigration Has Turned Into the Plundering of Canada” and were distributed by anti-immigrant group Immigration Watch Canada. “The Richmond RCMP is aware that an anti-immigration flyer was distributed on Monday in Richmond,” Cpl. Dennis Hwang said in an emailed statement. “Our General Investigation Section (GIS) is investigating,...

Read More

SUCCESS offers counselling, will hold forum over anti-immigrant sentiment

November 27, 2016

By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | The immigrant services group SUCCESS is offering counselling to newcomers distressed about what it says is an increase in anti-immigrant sentiment in Metro Vancouver. The statement comes after racist flyers were dropped through the mail slots of some Steveston homes last week. The flyers were directed against the Chinese and encouraged recipients to “join the alt-right” and “save Richmond.” “SUCCESS, its allies and partners...

Read More

Researcher works with immigrant communities to improve health

November 25, 2016

By Brittany DeAngelis, O’Brien Institute for Public Health | From language barriers, to securing housing, to finding work, newcomers to Canada face a wide array of challenges — and accessing quality health care is no exception. A University of Calgary researcher is working with local immigrant and refugee communities to develop solutions to these challenges — and is making sure to keep these communities engaged throughout the process. An immigrant...

Read More

Asian Canadian Seniors Health Network hosts roundtable in Vancouver

November 25, 2016

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | On Nov. 23, the Asian Canadian Seniors Health Network (ACSHN), a newly formed alliance of community groups in B.C., hosted a roundtable to address the importance of culturally sensitive care and its impact on the quality of life for Asian-Canadian seniors....

Read More

From inspiration to publication: immigrant authors talk about writing and publishing fiction in Canada

November 25, 2016

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | The journey from inspiration to publication requires time, persistence and good mentors, according to two Canadian immigrant authors. Gugu Hlongwane, who originally hails from South Africa, looked to her homeland for subject matter. “South Africa’s vibrancy, in terms of its culture and politics, has always been a source of inspiration,” says Hlongwane, whose collection of short stories was released in November 2016. Her book Electric...

Read More

‘disPlace: Refugee Stories in their Own Words’ uses theatre to tell the immigrant story

November 24, 2016

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Is any sacrifice too great to protect your family? This question is familiar to some of the 10,000 plus refugees who come to Canada each year. It is also the question that guided Angela Konrad in her vision for a new, original theatre production that helps share the refugee experience with Canadians. disPLACE: Refugee Stories in Their Own Words, was written collaboratively by Konrad and...

Read More