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Tri-Cities News

This section features stories related to our strategic priorities and local news relevant to the Tri-Cities on immigrant inclusion.

These are Mediacorp Canada’s top diversity employers in 2021

Diversity is more than making sure everyone feels welcome in the workplace. It’s also about a seat at the table. Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2021, selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc., recognize that real change begins with real action. That means taking proactive steps to address the systemic and unconscious inequities of race and gender that […]


Scotiabank donates $700,000 to Women's College Hospital for the establishment of a Compassionate Fund for the Crossroads Refugee Health Clinic and in support of the Women's Virtual Program

Scotiabank has donated $700,000 to Women’s College Hospital Foundation (WCHF) to support two revolutionary initiatives that drive equitable and accessible healthcare for Canadians. Scotiabank’s donation will contribute to the Women’s Virtual Program, Women’s College Hospital’s and Canada’s first virtual hospital that launched in November 2019. Scotiabank’s donation will be used to accelerate care capabilities and programs including virtual care services and virtual […]

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Ontario’s Northern Regions look to make their communities more welcoming

Communities in rural and northern Ontario came together to lay out short and long-term plans to grow their population. This includes the “Come North” 10-point action plan released in January 2021. Northern Ontario is facing labour shortages as well as an aging and declining population. For this reason, more than 300 people representing over 100 […]


Construction groups join forces to combat racism

After witnessing a spate of bigotry and discrimination, a coalition of construction-related groups has announced its commitment to address racism in the industry. The group expressed its support for the Toronto Declaration of Inclusive Workplaces & Communities, which “affirms the health and safety of every person and supports the construction industry’s zero tolerance policy for […]


New tool could point immigrants to spot in Canada where they’re most likely to succeed

Where should a newcomer with a background in banking settle in Canada? What about an immigrant who’s an oil-production engineer? Or a filmmaker? Most newcomers flock to major Canadian cities. In doing so, some could be missing out better opportunities elsewhere. A two-year-old research project between the federal government and Stanford University’s Immigration Policy Lab […]