Each week Get In The Know scours the web for news and events related to immigration and newcomer settlement and employment and shares its findings here!

The news and events focus on what’s happening in Surrey and surrounding communities but, when relevant, you will also find news and events at a provincial and national level. To stay current with newcomer issues, visit each week and subscribe to our weekly bulletin.

News

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Tone policing is a little-known microaggression that’s common in the workplace — here’s how to identify it
Posted August 28, 2020 | news

August 27, 2020

By , Business Insider
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How to work on diversifying your workforce during a hiring freeze
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August 26, 2020

By Maynard Webb, FastCompany.com

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Building diverse & inclusive teams: The remote workforce of 2020
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August 25, 2020

By Sachin Gupta, YourStory.com

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16 Steps To Incorporate Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Into Daily Operations
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August 24, 2020

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6 ways human resources can increase workplace diversity
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August 27, 2020

By Diane Benson Harrington, Smart Brief

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These Jobs Will Be in Demand in 2020 in Canada
Posted August 21, 2020 | news

August 16, 2020

By BCjobs.ca

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Are Your D&I Efforts Helping Employees Feel Like They Belong?
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August 19, 2020

By Michael Slepian, Harvard Business Review

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You can take a virtual diversity and inclusion certificate program this month
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August 19, 2020

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Events

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Free Online Job Training Program for 17-29 years old job seekers
September 8 @ 4:30 pm | event

A free ONLINE job training program provides support to young adults aged 17–29 to pursue sustainable employment in Information and Communication Technology sector.

What We Offer:

• 3 weeks ONLINE group-based skills training

• Certification for Training

• ICT Scrum Fundamental Training

• ICT Social Media Workshop

• ICT Labor Market Trend

• 4 weeks of one-on-one Support, intensive job search and individualized coaching

• Plus continuous follow-up & support

Eligibility:

• Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person

• Ages of 17 to 29

• Unemployed or Underemployed

• Not attending full-time school

• A resident of Greater Vancouver Regional District

• Not participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program

Registration is essential.

Please Call 604-330-8054

Text 778-995-7263

Email: youthemploymentconnect@success.bc.ca

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CCDI Webinar: Respectful ways to celebrate inclusive holidays
September 8 @ 5:00 pm | event

 

This webinar, hosted by Brian Carwana, will explore religion, often the neglected, avoided topic when it comes to diversity and inclusion. For many devotees, religion is not irrelevant but central to their identity. The webinar will will touch on Western bias regarding religion, how this bias leads us to sideline the topic, and how you can begin to correct this sidelining via religious holidays, one area where religion is especially visible at work.

For current Canadian Certified Inclusion Professionals (CCIPTM), this event qualifies for continued professional development credit. Contact ccip.certification@ccdi.ca for more information.

Please click here to register as an Employer Partner or current CCDI Individual Practitioner.

If you are looking to register for this webinar as a member of the public please click here. (A fee of $39 will apply)

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Essential Computer Skills for the Workplace (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) (Online)
September 15 @ 4:30 pm | event

Upon completing this training, participants will learn Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This eight-session online course is offered by DIVERSEcity’s Skills Training Centre.

Essential Computer Skills for the Workplace

Learn general office administration and computer skills for the workplace using advanced computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

REQUIREMENTS: Computer with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint (2016 version preferably).

Online courses are:

  • Taught by industry experts who teach the latest in-demand skills
  • Open to all jobseekers (Canadian citizens, immigrants and temporary residents)
  • Fee-based (subsidies may be available through WorkBC)
  • Taught via Zoom video conferencing. A free Zoom link will be emailed to registered students.
  • Students require internet access and a computer/smartphone with microphone, camera and speaker.

Eight-session course fee: $600

For more information, call 604-547-2010 or email: skillstraining@dcrs.ca

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Financial Customer Service Basics (Online)
September 22 @ 4:30 pm | event

Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the financial services industry with this four-day online course offered by DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre.

Financial Customer Service Basics

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the financial services industry, including cheque cashing, cash handling and balancing procedures, understand Canadian banking policies, procedures and compliance.

Online courses are:

  • Taught by industry experts who teach the latest in-demand skills
  • Open to all jobseekers (Canadian citizens, immigrants and temporary residents)
  • Fee-based (subsidies may be available through WorkBC)
  • Taught via ZOOM video conferencing. A free Zoom link will be emailed to registered students.
  • Students require internet access and a computer/smartphone with microphone, camera and speaker.

4-day course fee: $350

For more information, call 604-547-2010 or email: skillstraining@dcrs.ca

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LINC Engage Youth Program LINC 4
October 13 @ 3:00 pm | event

LINC Engage Youth Program LINC 4

The LINC Engage Youth Program is open for registration until September 30, 2020.

Register to:

  • Finish LINC 4
  • Make friends
  • Improve work and life skills
  • Develop computer skills
  • Create projects
  • Guest speakers
  • Build confidence

ONLY 12 Seats

16 weeks +  tech equipment* + compass card* (*as needed)

Eligibility

  • 18-30 years old at the time of intake
  • Ready for LINC 4
  • Permanent Resident (PR) or Refugee

Next class starts: Oct, 13th 2020

Classroom time: Monday –  Friday, 9 am –  2:30 pm

Locations: Online & 13769 – 104 Avenue, Surrey

Virtual Info Sessions: Tuesdays in Sept 11 am – 1:00 pm

Call: 604-588-7772

Email: lincengage@douglascollege.ca