Common misconceptions about life in Canada

Credit to Author: Ivy Chiu| Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 13:02:41 +0000

On any given flight, many Canadians are returning home from a vacation, tourists are coming to visit, and others are here for business.  And sometimes, an entire family might be on a plane, ready to embark on their new life in Canada, about to set their feet down for the first time in their new […]

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Getting serious about addressing racism in Canada

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:09:42 +0000

Yesterday was the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations called on all levels of government to get serious about addressing racism in Canada. “We have had enough of the talking.  We need meaningful, focused and concerted action to address racism, particularly systemic racism, in Canada, […]

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Canadians share most favourable view of immigrants, global study finds

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:27:53 +0000

Canadians have the most favourable opinion of immigrants among the world’s top migrant destination countries, viewing newcomers as a strength rather than a burden, says a new international survey. The report by Washington-based Pew Research Center also found Canadians are the least likely to blame immigrants for crime or an increased risk of terrorism, among the respondents […]

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Grants for community-building programs available in B.C.

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:10:35 +0000

Neighbourhood Small Grants Program now open for applications Have an idea to bring your neighbours together in your community, celebrate diversity and increase a sense of belonging? Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) from the Vancouver Foundation are once again available for people who want to make a difference in their neighbourhoods. Grants of up to $500 are […]

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Anglicize your name as a newcomer? Yes or no?

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:43:40 +0000

Is your name hard for other cultures to pronounce? Have you considered Canadianizing it? Here’s how other immigrants feel about this very personal choice With Canada being so culturally diverse, almost every immigrant has a “name story” — be it the mispronunciation of their ethnic name, using a Canadianized version of their name, or struggling […]

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Big rise in hate crimes in Canada last year

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:17:17 +0000

Police-reported hate crimes increase, with almost half motivated by race or ethnicity Although hate crime in Canada has been on a slow rise since 2014, last year it saw a sharp increase — Statistics Canada says police-reported hate crime in Canada in 2017 was up 47 per cent over 2016. In terms of actual incidents, police reported 2,073 hate […]

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