Check out: "August 08, 2022 Immigration Weekly"

Posted on Tuesday August 02, 2022

Check out: "August 08, 2022 Immigration Weekly"  for the latest events, information and resources related to COVID-19 and immigration in Waterloo Region. Find out about:

Immigration Partnership News
1. Call for Applications: Two Funding Opportunities for Immigrant and Refugee Initiatives
2. A webinar for Employers: "Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces: How to Recruit and Retain Talent"
3. Join the #RacialEquityWR Movement

Community Partner Highlights
4. Immigrant Services and Interpretation Open
5. City of Kitchener is Seeking Resident Input to Inform 2023-2026 Strategic Plan and Vision for Kitchener’s Future

Afghan and Other Refugee Integration Updates
6. Supporting Afghan and Other Refugee Resettlement in Waterloo Region
7. One Year On: The Situation for At-Risk Afghans in Afghanistan and Abroad, Aug 10, 10am ET.
8. In Solidarity with Ukraine

COVID-19 Information and Resources
9. New multilingual COVID-19 Resources!

Other Information and Resources
10. Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund
11. Racial Equity Fund is Accepting Applications

Virtual Events and Webinars
12. One Year On: The Situation for At-Risk Afghans in Afghanistan and Abroad, Aug 10, 10am ET
13. Equitable Community Engagement: Moving Beyond Community Buy-In and Top-Down Consultation, Aug 10, 12-1:30pm EST
14. Fostering Canadian Integration for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) Program, Pre-registration Closes August 12
15. ESL Book Club, Aug 22, 2pm
16. Startup Business Basics, Aug 23, 10-11am EDT
17. Newcomer Orientation Week , Aug 29-31, 9am -3pm
18. Internationally Trained Physicians of Ontario (ITPO) - Helping Internationally Trained Physicians across Canada, Aug 31, 1pm EST
19. Professional boundaries for front-line staff working with refugees and other newcomers to Canada, Sept 14, 1pm
20. "Invitation to Belonging" Newcomer Youth Program in Fall

COVID 19 Coverage and other News
21. As an immigrant, I longed for family. Now neighbours have become that kin for me CBC News, Aug 08, 2022
22. Are you waiting for the confirmation of your extended work permits? It may be in a stranger’s inbox Start, Aug 06, 2022
23. Major immigration backlog in Canada leaving thousands of trained health-care professionals on the sidelines CTV News, Aug 05, 2022
24. Ontario health minister urges faster approval of foreign-trained nurses and doctors Waterloo Chronicle, Aug 04, 2022
25. Ontario Introduces French Accents on Health Cards Ontario Newsroom, Aug 03, 2022
26. ‘The whole community is targeted’: Hate crimes on the rise across Canada, and in Waterloo Region The Record Aug 03, 2022
27. New measures for foreign nationals with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits and applicants to the temporary resident to permanent resident pathways IRCC Newsroom, Aug 2, 2022

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