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November 17, 2017

In a word, Surrey’s third annual Social Innovation Summit was “amazing,” said Councillor Vera LeFranc.

“Year one was just trying to get a sense of what social innovation...

November 14, 2017

Clinics in Toronto serving refugees and the uninsured indicate that 20 per cent of all visits are for pregnancy-related issues.

There is no question there is a worldwide...

November 06, 2017

The Immigration and Refugee Board is clearing about 160 claims per month using an expedited process that eliminates the need for hearings in straightforward refugee claims for...

November 03, 2017

For years, we've seen how immigration strengthens Canada by spurring innovation and economic growth, supporting diverse and inclusive communities.

Today, the Honourable...

October 30, 2017

A report drawing on the needs of 42 employers in Surrey and Abbotsford and skills and occupational profiles of 144 refugees living in these cities highlights the challenges and...

October 24, 2017

Armed with PhDs and a wealth of experience, Shereen Shokry and Humayun Kabir immigrated to Canada with hopes of picking up where they left off in their careers.

They...

October 23, 2017

A recent study found that about half of unicorns in the U.S. owe their existence to immigrants. In this case, by “unicorn,” we mean highly successful, fast-growing startups—not...

October 22, 2017

I'll admit – I didn't grow up with a chief diversity officer "hero" poster on my bedroom wall, and didn't ask my college guidance counsellor about prerequisites for a CDO job...

October 21, 2017

When Jim Lightbody first took a seat at the executive table of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation 16 years ago, there was not one woman among his peers. Things are very...

October 05, 2017

Youth Integration Program: The program runs DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society and will provide training in skills development areas such as cross-...