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Olga Scherbina is hired to develop training manual for Maple Bamboo Initiative

Submitted by on May 31, 2007 – 9:31 pmNo Comment | 1,162 views

Olga Scherbina, Diversity Clues Founder, was hired to develop  manual for the Maple Bamboo training sessions. The major goal of the training is to introduce immigrants to public processes in Canada. Over 60 immigrants will participate in the training and learn about Canadian political and governance structure. Immigrants will also learn about interesting facts such as:

Many researches show that immigrants might have different perception of social and civic engagement. For example, the concept of volunteering is not common across cultures. To people who have lived under repressive regimes, volunteering may be viewed with suspicion and fear.

According to  Ethnic Diversity Survey, 2003 only half of the first generation Canadians who came to Canada after 1991 and who were eligible to vote reported voting in the last federal election, compared with 92% of those who had arrived before 1961.

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