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The Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association: Sponsorship Guidebook

This site has been designed to meet the needs of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors who are currently sponsoring, or thinking about sponsoring refugees in Canada. While initial focus of this site is to support private sponsorship in Calgary, sponsors across Canada can still benefit from many…

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Tips and Tools for Keeping Documents and Events Accessible

Achieving barrier-free service should be a goal for all service providers.  Below you will find some tips and tools to help you create accessible documents, websites, and events. Web Accessibility in Mind CNIB Clear Print Guidelines Making Word Documents Accessible  Accessible Word Document Checklist   Planning Accessible Events

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Tutela: The Online Community for ESL/FSL Professionals

Tutela is an online community for ESL/FSL professionals focusing on language training for adult newcomers.  This resource is open to current and future ESL/FSL professionals across Canada.  Communicate, collaborate, access key resources, and increase your knowledge by participating in webinars and web conferences from across the country.

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Resource Link: https://tutela.ca/

UNHCR Canada Report – Are refugees good for Canada? A look at Canadian refugee integration

The following study surveys the most recent data and research available to provide a glimpse into the lives and achievements of the one million refugees who arrived in Canada since 1980. It should serve as a useful source for those interested in explaining to various audiences how refugees integrate and contribute to Canadian society and…

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Words Matter – Guidelines on Using Inclusive Language in the Workplace (BC Government)

This guide supports BC Public Service employees to model the use of inclusive language in the workplace and with citizens, however the principles and information included in the resource is relevant to all workplaces. Inclusive language is language that is free from words, phrases or tones that reflect prejudiced, stereotyped or discriminatory views of particular…

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YMCA of Greater Halifax / Dartmouth: Gender Based Violence Prevention Project

Made possible thanks to the support from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth has launched a new Gender-Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVP) through their YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs. The project began in September 2017 with a focus on working with newcomer children, youth, and families to raise awareness about gender-based violence and how to access available resources…

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