Check out: "Mar. 27, 2023 Immigration Weekly"

Posted on Monday March 27, 2023

Check out: "Mar. 27, 2023 Immigration Weekly" for the latest events, information and resources related to immigration in Waterloo Region. Find out about:

Immigration Partnership News
1. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
2. Lights! Camera! Action! Film Event
3. Top Languages for Interpretation & Translation (2023)
4. Building a Community Committed to Providing Equitable Interpretation Services to Newcomers to Canada
In Solidarity with Turkey & Syria
5. Donate Today - Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria Emergency | UNHCR Canada
6. Donate to the Earthquake in Turkiye and Syria Appeal - ETSA MWF Don (
7. Syria and Türkiye earthquake | Mennonite Central Committee (
8. Donate - Humanitarian Coalition | Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Appeal
9. Canada announces support for Turkish and Syrian temporary residents
10. Muslim Social Services of Waterloo Region is offering free counseling services to people in the region

Community Partner Highlights
11. Settlement Services
12. Language Learning Services
13. Health & Mental Health Services
14. Employment Services
15. Ramadan Goal-Setting Workbook
16. Applications Open for 2023 Upstream Community Change Committee
17. Region of Waterloo is seeking a Community Connector!
18. Waterloo Region Community Foundation is hiring Financial Service Associate
19. YMCA of Three Rivers is looking for Board and Committee Members
20. Expressions: Valuing Refugee Voices, a Fundraising Event for Refugee Rights Day
21. Connecting Families with Early Learning and Child Care: Meet the ELCC Navigators
22. New in-person and Online English Classes Options Being Offered at St. Louis
23. Tax Time
24. Virtual and in-person Tax Filling Support
25. Find a Tax Clinic in your Area
26. Key Dates for 2022 Taxes

Refugee Integration Updates
27. Supporting Afghan and Other Refugee Resettlement in Waterloo Region
28. In Solidarity with Ukraine
29. Canada extends support for those fleeing Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine.
30. Welcoming and Settling Newcomer Ukrainian Families Webinar Series
31. Innovative Practices - LIPs, Community and Smaller Centres | Pratiques innovantes - PLIs, communauté et petits centres - Mar. 30, 2023, 2:00PM - 3:30PM EST

Information and Resources
32. What Does it Mean to Be a Host
33. Nominations Open for Senior of the Year in Kitchener and Waterloo
34. COVID-19 Impact on Canadian Immigrant and Refugee – Serving Sector: A Follow-up Survey on Working Remotely
35. Québec-Ontario Project Funding
36. Inclusive Community Grants Program: Promoting Accessibility and Active Living for All
37. Applications Now Open for Community Grants!
38. Nominate for Waterloo Region’s Refugee Day Awards
39. Youth Employment Support Grant
40. Waterloo's Neighbourhood Matching Fund
41. Find the Perfect Mentor to Help you Become a Licensed health Professional in Canada

Events and Webinars
Upcoming Events
42. Working with Refugees and Survivors of War - Mar. 27 and Apr. 15, 2023, 12 Hours Workshop (See schedules)
43. Community Conversations: Developing Support for the Trans-Autism Community – Mar. 29, 2023, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
44. Grant Writing Workshop for Racialized Communities – Mar. 28, 2023, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
45. IRCC Virtual Learning Series for Employers Winter 2023: Francophone Immigration - Mar. 29, 2023, 12:00PM - 12:30PM
46. Conversations for Community Care: Black Women's Mental Health - Mar. 30, 2023, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
47. IRCC Virtual Learning Series for Employers Winter 2023: Permanent Resident Pathways – Apr. 5, 2023, 12:00PM - 12:30PM
48. Beyond Training: How to Incorporate Equity in Hiring Processes to Welcome Newcomers into the Workforce – Apr. 5, 2023, 1:00PM – 2:00PM
49. Migration Working Group – Scholars of Excellence Edition: De-centring the Governance and Knowledge Production on Migration – Apr. 19, 2023, 10:00AM – 4:15 PM (Hybrid)
50. Youth Take Charge: Advocacy Incubator 2023 - Apr. 19 & Apr. 26, 2023
Ongoing Events
51. Citizenship Support Group - IN PERSON Classes, Jan 11-March 29, 2023
52. Growing Stronger - Adult Trauma Group, Jan 19-April 6, 2023

Other Resources and News
53. Launching survey on the future of Canada’s immigration system from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, March 27, 2023
54. Discrimination Experienced by Immigrants, Racialized Individuals, and Indigenous Peoples in Small- and Mid-Sized Communities in Southwestern Ontario from Wiley Online Library
55. Canada invites another 7,000 candidates in surprise Express Entry draw from CIC News, March 23, 2023
56. How one recent immigration trend is helping boost Canada’s linguistic and cultural diversity from CIC News, March 21, 2023
57. Canada announces extension of post-graduation work permits for up to 18 months to retain high-skilled talent from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, March 17, 2023

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