Doors Open cultural event goes virtual in Richmond, BC

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 26 May 2021 01:22:29 +0000

The 14th annual Doors Open Richmond is being held online from June 5-12, 2021. A free annual event, this year’s edition goes virtual and showcases the diverse, multicultural places and communities of the city, featuring more than 30 sites representing the city’s cultural diversity and heritage, such as places of worship, civic centres, museums, and local businesses.

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Five Ways Utilities Can Leverage Data to Build a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workforce

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 13:25:36 +0000

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Utilities represent one of the least diverse industries in the U.S. today, being 85% white and 80% male, according to a 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. The clarion call from policymakers, shareholders, and communities for significant social change has driven many U.S. utilities to create diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals in response. […]

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Five Ways Utilities Can Leverage Data to Build a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workforce

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 13:25:36 +0000

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Utilities represent one of the least diverse industries in the U.S. today, being 85% white and 80% male, according to a 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. The clarion call from policymakers, shareholders, and communities for significant social change has driven many U.S. utilities to create diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals in response. […]

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Book series teaches children about their cultures and lives of those different than their own

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 21:39:40 +0000

The best thing about books is that they can transport us anywhere and give us a glimpse into other worlds. Children’s books are no exception. And in a country as diverse as Canada, it is important to offer children from all backgrounds an opportunity to learn about their own cultures and about the experiences and lives of those different than their own.

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Free films available online about Asian and Jewish cultures and on mental health

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 21:57:17 +0000

This May, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB.ca) is streaming insightful documentaries and animated films free of charge for Asian and Jewish Heritage Months and for Mental Health Week (May 2-9, 2021).

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A taste of international flavours from home: Virtual Food Expo

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:13:51 +0000

On April 17 and 18, 2021, the virtual Toronto Artistic Food Expo, featured a wide range of cuisines from diverse cultures including Japanese, Jamaican, Thai, Indian, Italian, Chinese and Mexican, and showcased the culinary talents of local restaurants and chefs from different cultural backgrounds.

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Preserving family traditions during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Cheryl Song| Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 01:22:58 +0000

Families could be missing out on  practicing family traditions and culture during the pandemic due to limited opportunities to gather and celebrate; yet this is the time when we most need to keep family grounded and connected with traditions.

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Three films on immigration and diversity for Black History Month: Stream online

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:27:42 +0000

From the journey of a Haitian artist and activist who settled in Quebec to a Black cowboy and rancher in Alberta to a group of Canadians who took racism to court, watch National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentaries that amplify inspiring voices and stories that aren’t heard enough, during Black History Month. 

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New podcast series explores global experiences of modern Muslim life through the prism of arts and culture

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 20:59:28 +0000

A 26-episode bi-weekly podcast series, This Being Human, launched in January 2021, focuses on amplifying the voices of leaders redefining what it means to be Muslim in today’s rapidly changing world.

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Canadian immigrant writes a children’s book about life in Jamaica

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 13:15:45 +0000

Jamaican-Canadian Kristina Morgan’s “Adventures of Nelly” captures a childhood in Jamaica to reflect the positivity, joy and diversity of the landscape. Set around the 1980s, this picture book is the first in a series of adventures of a young girl in the Jamaican countryside and provides an introduction to the culture and food.

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