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

Chinese/Canadian writing series builds bridge for cross-cultural understanding

As an immigrant to Canada from China, Shuyu Kong, SFU professor in the department of humanities and the Global Asia Program, has always been passionate about teaching Asian/Canadian literature and culture. Outside of the classroom, she also co-directs the David Lam Centre which engages in Asia-related research and frequently works with local communities to promote understanding of Asian-Pacific cultures to the […]


Regardless of education or training, racialized immigrant women earn less

Conventional wisdom suggests that first-generation immigrants often struggle in their careers for reasons related to being new to the domestic workforce. For example, offshore degrees, poor language fluency or an absence of networking contacts are cited as common reasons for career challenges. This means most efforts to improve immigrants’ career outcomes often focus on things first-generation immigrants […]


15 books by Asian Canadian authors to read for Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month. Celebrate by checking out one of these great Canadian books. How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa How to Pronounce Knife is a collection of idiosyncratic and diverse stories. Capturing the daily lives of immigrants, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures their hopes, disappointments, trauma and acts of defiance. From a young man painting nails in a salon, […]

Storytelling For Change: A Filmmaking Campaign

Racist incident hotline to be created in British Columbia

The Province will consult with community stakeholders to develop a racist incident hotline in response to the recent increase in racist activities throughout B.C. In Vancouver, anti-Asian hate crimes have increased over 700% in 2020 compared to the previous year. The hotline is intended to be a multilingual service, not delivered by police, for British […]


Nominations are now open for the 13th Annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards! Canadian Immigrant Magazine

Immigrants increasingly make up a large portion of our population and have made – and continue to make – immeasurable contributions to the Canadian economy, Canadian society and Canada overall. These contributions are even more apparent in these challenging pandemic times, as the country comes together in the face of adversity regardless of race, culture […]