Check out: "Aug 21, 2023 Immigration Weekly"

Posted on Monday August 21, 2023

Check out: "Aug. 21, 2023 Immigration Weekly" for the latest events, information and resources related to immigration in Waterloo Region. Find out about:


Territorial Acknowledgement

Immigration Partnership Highlights
1. 2023 Newcomer Landlord Awards' nominations are now open!
2. Call to Participate in Welcoming Week 2023
3. Hey Waterloo Region! Check this out!
4. Immigration Partnership Annual Report 2022-2023
Immigration Partnership Resources
5. Interpretation Best Practices Checklist
6. Waterloo Region Employer Playbook

Community Partner Highlights
7. Settlement Services
8. Language Learning Services
9. Health & Mental Health Services
10. Employment Services
11. Join the Rohingya Centre of Canada for an eye-opening event, "Picturing the Rohingya Genocide," where we'll shed light on this heartbreaking tragedy
12. Learn French and achieve your goals with Collège Boréal!
13. Early Learning and Childcare Navigators in Waterloo Region
14. Help KW4 Ontario Health Team develop its first-ever Strategic Plan
15. You can make a difference and it starts with a simple action
16. Kitchener Public Library Strategic Plan Survey
17. Newcomers needed to help shape health and social services in Waterloo Region!
18. On September 28th, the Belonging Expo is Back – and bigger!
19. My Connected Care: Transforming Healthcare Experiences through Grand River Hospital and St. Mary's General Hospital Partnership
20. Newcomer Employment Workshop Series: August 2023

Refugee Integration Updates
21. Supporting Afghan and Other Refugee Resettlement in Waterloo Region
22. In Solidarity with Ukraine

Initiatives & Funding Opportunities
23. Racial Equity Fund
24. Anti-hate Security and Prevention Grant
25. Youth in Recreation Fund
26. Arts Grants Fund
27. Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
28. Do you have an Idea to Help Bring People Together?
29. Resilient Communities Fund: Apply for funding to help your non-profit organization recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability.
30. Equitable Service Planning & delivery: A new toolkit
31. What Does it Mean to Be a Host

32. Front-end Processes for Refugee Claimants
33. Un Guide Pour Tous
34. Find a Mentor to Help you Become a Licensed health Professional in Canada
35. Immigrant serving Agencies Responding to COVID by Jill Hanley - YouTube
36. Advocacy and Resilience in the Immigrant Settlement Sector by John Shields – YouTube
37. Implementing the Right to Housing in Canada Toolkit for Tenant Leaders

Events and Webinars
Upcoming Events
38. Fostering Canadian Integration for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs): From Learning to Action, September – December. Online - Free program
39. Strategic Resume Writing, Aug. 24, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 150 Main St., Cambridge - Room 156
40. Promoting Retention of Health Care Professionals: The Importance of Mentorship Modules
Aug. 30, 2023, 1:00 PM
41. Strategic Resume Writing, Aug. 31, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 235 King St E., Kitchener - Room 1C
42. How to Prepare for a Job Fair, September 7, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Country Hills Community Centre, 100 Rittenhouse Rd, Kitchener
43. Cambridge Newcomer Connections, September 16, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Cambridge Centre for the Arts, 60 Dickson Street, Cambridge
44. Multicultural Festival of Elmira, September 16, 2023, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Gibson Park, 17 First St. W, Elmira
45. Fostering Community Integration and Building Linkages When Hiring Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs), September 20, 2023, 1:00 PM
46. Ride for Refuge, September 23, 2023 – 3:00 PM, Doon Valley Golf Course, 500 Doon Valley Dr., Kitchener
47. Quantum Wampum, Opens September 30, 2023 - THE MUSEUM, 10 King Street West, Kitchener
48. Supporting IENs to Relaunch and Flourish in their Nursing Career in Canada, October 18, 2023, 1:00 PM
49. Kindred Radiant Ladies Night Gala, October 8, 2023 – St. George Banquet Hall, Waterlo

Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities
50. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is now accepting applications for the Board of Directors
51. The KW Multicultural Centre is hiring a Settlement Worker
52. The Waterloo Regional Police Service is hiring a Financial Analyst
53. Reception House Waterloo Region is looking for new talent!

54. Waterloo Region’s shelters seeing influx of refugee claimants seeking help as ‘last resort’ from The Record, August 18, 2023
55. Small Business Centre planning new space in Kitchener with focus on health innovation from The Record, August 17, 2023
56. Lack of housing for newcomers will help ‘throttle back’ the Waterloo Region economy, new economic forecast warns from The Record, August 16, 2023
57. Refugee soccer team plays with joy and grit in Kitchener. ‘Canada has given us everything. We just want to make sure our people stand out.’ from The Record, August 16, 2023
58. Demolition in Old East Village will lead to hundreds of housing units for refugees from CTV News, August 15, 2023
59. Record numbers of people moved into Waterloo Region last year from outside Canada from The Record, August 15, 2023
60. ICT-Refugee Health 2022-2023 Implementation & Impact Summary from KW4 Ontario Health Team
61. Shifting Power Dynamics: Equity, diversity, and inclusion in the non-profit sector from, July 2023

Funders’ acknowledgment

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