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Ottawa to revamp immigration application processing ahead of anticipated surge

June 14, 2020

By Global News | A complete overhaul of how Canada processes immigration applications is in the works as the government braces for post-pandemic demand for migration to Canada....

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Poll: British Columbians say systemic racism an issue for police and employers

June 12, 2020

By The Province | The Leger survey found that 56 per cent of respondents in B.C. believed systemic racism was a somewhat or very serious issue among local law enforcement....

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By Province | The work will take time and cause discomfort but bring long-overdue change, according to equity and inclusion professionals. Canadians should embrace the discomfort that comes with the tough but important work of purging systemic racism from workplaces, say experts on equity and inclusion. After a white police officer killed George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis on May 25, there has been a spotlight on people who participate in racist behaviour. In B.C., it led to the resignation of a candle company founder and a public apology from a restaurateur. In the U.S., it led to the resignations of a fitness company CEO and a food and entertainment magazine editor. Before that, there was the viral video of Amy Cooper, the white woman fired by an investment firm after she called New York police on Christian Cooper, a Black man who had asked her to leash her dog in a park. The video evoked strong emotions from Donna Barker, who works in social work and organizational development in Vancouver. She thought it was important for the public to see it. Read more 

June 12, 2020

By Province | The work will take time and cause discomfort but bring long-overdue change, according to equity and inclusion professionals....

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Is Your Company Actually Fighting Racism, or Just Talking About It?

June 11, 2020

By Harvard Business Review The wave of uprisings across the nation have made it clear that police brutality disproportionately impacting Black Americans is out of hand. Many businesses have sought to distance themselves from such violence with statements and pledges....

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A message of solidarity and commitment to diversity and inclusion

June 11, 2020

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | At Canadian Immigrant, we tell many heartwarming stories of diversity and integration. We share success stories of newcomers who’ve made Canada their home. We speak to experts in various fields who share their advice based on their own experiences about how newcomers and immigrants can build vibrant new lives in their adopted home. But, at the same time, we don’t shy away from spotlighting challenges...

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NewToBC: updates to inventory of Immigrant and Refugee Programs and Services

June 4, 2020

By NewToBC | NewToBC is pleased announce an important expansion of the inventory of Immigrant and Refugee Programs and Services on the NewToBC website. Users can now easily find services and supports being delivered online....

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