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On a weekly basis, TCET compiles and posts relevant media coverage related to employment, settlement and language services.

Taking grandmother to EAL class leads woman down career path

September 23, 2017 CBC News 

A Winnipeg woman's efforts to help her grandmother learn to speak English have led her to discover a career path for herself. When Kan Yao was growing up in China, it was her grandparents who took care of her, because her own parents were so busy with work.

From refugee to university degree: How a Canadian program is giving refugee students a way out

September 24, 2017 Toronto Star

Perched on the back of an outward-bound truck in his small African village, then 12-year-old James Madhier wailed as his uncle tried to pull him down, begging the boy not to leave.

Promoting diversity and inclusion, and how to tell the difference

September 25, 2017 • Globe and Mail

Canada is one of the world's most diverse countries. Business gets it.

Diversity and inclusion are part of our values. They're critical to the future prosperity of our country. They're a business imperative and key for growth and innovation. We know this. So what are we doing about it?

'I didn’t expect it to be so emotional': 50 people participate in special Canada 150 citizenship ceremony

September 25, 2017 Ottawa Citizen

When Duane Omeir travelled from Nicaragua to Ottawa for the first time on business in 2000, he was taken aback by the sense of freedom and ease with which people moved about the city.

Refugee children more vulnerable to injuries, Sick Kids study finds

September 26, 2017 Toronto Star

Refugee children and youth have a higher rate of getting injured in accidents than their non-refugee immigrant counterparts, a new study has found.

How a new wave of immigration has changed Canada’s Syrian food experience

September 25, 2017 • Globe and Mail

Habeeb Salloum is 93. Ever since his family left French-occupied Syria in the 1920s for a homestead in northern Saskatchewan, he has witnessed Syrian food evolve from an unknown entity in Canada to a vibrant, respected cuisine.

Windsor newcomers open shops, head back to school

September 27, 2017 CBC News

Significant challenges are faced by the hundreds of refugees who arrive in Windsor and Essex County every year but many are overcoming them through hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Lack of gender diversity in the electricity industry is shocking

September 27, 2017 Calgary Herald

Studies show that diverse teams in the workplace lead to greater innovation, a positive impact an organization’s bottom line, a slew of recruitment and retention benefits and increased employee commitment. In my industry, the electricity sector, however, women still represent only 25 per cent of the workforce. Furthermore, fewer than 13 per cent of practising licensed engineers are women. In the trades, that number is plummets to fewer than five per cent. Although the proportion of women in the industry is rising, it remains well below the Canadian average.

Sudbury mayor pushes to have diversity policy in city buildings

September 28, 2017 • CBC News

Greater Sudbury mayor Brian Bigger says he wants to see the city's diversity policy posted in every municipal building and he's asking his colleagues for support.

How Newcomer Kitchen created a night of kindness and delicious food

September 28, 2017 • National Post

When I was looking for a place to host my book club with Carol Off, featuring her extraordinary new memoir All We Leave Behind, I felt Newcomer Kitchen was a perfect fit. All We Leave Behind is the story of a man who helped Off produce an award-winning documentary in 2002 about Afghanistan warlords. Asad Aryubwal and his family were then targeted by the warlords and had to flee their country. They eventually came to Canada as refugees with Carol’s help.

Proposed citizenship oath change prompts some to call for more education about Indigenous people

September 28, 2017 • CBC News

A revised oath of citizenship that will require new Canadians to faithfully observe the country's treaties with Indigenous people is nearly complete. The proposed new text was put to focus groups held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in March, following months of consultation by departmental officials

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