5 things we learned about migration in 2019

December 29, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | Migration continues to shape Canada, which brought in a record 350,000 immigrants in 2019, plus a larger-than-ever number of international students and guest workers....

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Adopt-A-School: Surrey’s Wraparound program changes lives

December 29, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | “If it wasn’t for (Safe Schools) I feel like I’d still be getting into trouble. They have helped me calm down. I was getting into too many fights.” — An at-risk youth who has been helped by the funds made available through the Adopt-A-School program....

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Burnaby-area employers expect ‘reasonable’ hiring climate in early 2020

December 26, 2019

By Burnaby Now | Employers in the Burnaby and Coquitlam area anticipate a “reasonable” hiring climate for the first three months of 2020, according to a recent survey....

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Pop culture in 2010s marked gains in diversity, inclusion

December 26, 2019

By Vancouver Courier | When the family-friendly Hallmark Channel recently pulled, under pressure from a conservative group, a set of ads featuring a kiss between two happy brides at the altar, backlash was swift — to say the least....

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Year in review: B.C.’s skilled labour pains about to become acute

December 23, 2019

By Business in Vancouver | Starting this year, thousands of skilled labourers and tradespeople will be needed in B.C. for a handful of multibillion-dollar construction projects that will be underway – provided they don’t get halted by the courts....

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Milton sports league a slam dunk for immigrant youth

December 22, 2019

By CBC News | Running onto the basketball court, high-fiving fans — for a moment, a group of Milton youth are made to feel like basketball stars. But this isn’t the NBA. Instead, it’s a volunteer-run non-profit youth sports league — about a 40-minute drive from Toronto — as a way of helping immigrant families to put their children into sport....

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