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Diversity Training: Symbolic Act or a Step in the Right Direction?

May 6, 2020 – 12:00 pm | Comments Off on Diversity Training: Symbolic Act or a Step in the Right Direction?108 views

In June 2019, Vancouver welcomed close to 8,000 advocates, researchers, policy makers and global leaders from over 160 countries gathered at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference. This is the world’s largest gathering of women right’s advocates. …

Diversity and Inclusion. All we need is a little bit of inspiration and small steps forward.

October 10, 2019 – 11:52 am | Comments Off on Diversity and Inclusion. All we need is a little bit of inspiration and small steps forward.27 views

What comes to mind when somebody talks about Portland? My image of Portland was largely shaped by my avid-travelers-friends who painted it as a hipster city where two key attractions are [based on their pictures] …

Tired of hearing about a business case for hiring immigrants?

June 19, 2019 – 11:49 am | Comments Off on Tired of hearing about a business case for hiring immigrants?127 views

Let’s demystify a tale about a ‘cultural fit’, Canadian experience and foreign credentials.
Recently a friend of mine told me that they were tired of hearing about why it makes sense to hire immigrants and instead …

What’s wrong with being a “leftie socialist”?

February 19, 2015 – 5:06 am | 2,912 views

I am biased. Any programs that any Canadian municipality introduces with the goal of being a more inclusive service provider and employer makes me happy. Some may even call me a “leftie socialist” as did …

Success of Foreign-born Population as an Indicator of Attractiveness of Canadian Cities to Newcomers

January 31, 2015 – 12:58 pm | 100 views

In the third City Magnets report, The Conference Board of Canada provides analysis the dynamics of city living for 50 Canadian municipalities, including six in BC. Like City Magnets II (2010), this report starts with …