Category: Diversity, Accessibility and Inter-cultural Communication

LGBTQ+ Resources

The following are a range of LBGTQ+ resources for settlement in general, and in some cases, for the EAL classroom AMSSA e-Symposium: LGBTQ Newcomers: Strengthening Support and understanding Webinar – Breaking the ice: Addressing LGBT Issues in the ESOL Classroom AMSSA Webcast:  Exploring Issues Affecting LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees OCASI:  Positive Space Starter Kit OCASI:  Positive Space Initiative Training Course…

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My Home is Manitoba: Diversity Awareness for Newcomers

The video series My Home is Manitoba showcases our province’s unique multicultural heritage and the benefits of cultural diversity. The video speaks mainly to new immigrants, breaking down the stereotypes they sometimes face, although all Manitobans will find it interesting. There are four 15-minute segments, each with a facilitator’s guide that can also be used…

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Recording: Supporting those who have experienced racism

This is a recording of components of the training organized by Immigration Partnership Winnipeg, in collaboration with MANSO and Strangers in New Homelands. The training was held on July 23rd, 2020. Our sincere thanks to our planning committee, group facilitators, and especially our presenters Mandela Kuet, Roselyn Advincula, Dr. Kathy Hogarth and Dr. Buster Ogbuagu….

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Resources on Intimate Partner Violence against Immigrant and Refugee Women

The Violence Against Women Learning Network Newsletter (September 2018 issue) focuses on Violence against Immigration and Refugee Women. The issue is a collaboration between OCASI and the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children at Western University. The issue aims to: Counter common misconceptions related to Intimate Parnter Violence (IPV) Examine…

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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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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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