IN THE NEWS

  • How multilingualism benefits Canada – by Ashani Ponnamperuma, Research and Partnerships Specialist, TRIEC. In today’s diverse society, multilingualism is becoming increasingly important. This morning’s Census release shows that 7.6 million Canadians speak languages other than English or French in the home. For perspective, this is greater than the entire population of the GTA. The Census […]

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  • In the last year, TRIEC has embarked on a project to increase the number of partners involved in The Mentoring Partnership, and recruit more participants to the program. Beatrice Kohlenberg, Manager of The Mentoring Partnership Referral Project, explains. Making mentoring available to more skilled immigrants is one of the key goals of TRIEC’s flagship program, […]

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  • An expanded version of this post appears on the Ontario Nonprofit Network blog. In 2015, TRIEC and the Ontario Nonprofit Network collaborated to deliver a four-month leadership development program titled Leading the Conversation: Inclusion in Non-profits. The program supports participants to increase diversity and inclusion in their organizations and develop their knowledge of best practices […]

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  • Internationally trained newcomers who wish to work in their field of expertise in Canada often meet with obstacles. The task of acquiring Canadian licensing/training can be frustrating, lengthy and expensive. So what action can newcomers take to reconnect with their careers? Based on their experience serving almost 3,000 immigrants till date, Immigrant Access Fund (IAF) […]

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  • The mentorship program launched by the Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) association Hispanotech has come a long way since its first cohort in 2015. Now into its third year, the program has expanded its capacity by partnering with the Canadian Colombian Professional Association (CCPA) in 2016, and EXATEC Ontario, who will be joining this year. We […]

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  • TRIEC seeks a highly motivated and strategic Director, Employer Engagement and Stakeholder Relations, who will seek to build stakeholder engagement in TRIEC’s work and TRIEC’s capacity to influence employers towards creating more immigrant-inclusive workplaces. In this leadership position you will develop strategic and operations plans that will build on our existing success and create new […]

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  • Are you interested in building your career in the non-profit sector? This summer, we’re hiring for two summer student positions. Click on the links to check out the full job description and details on how to apply. Program Assistant, PINs & Information Program Assistant, Operations Funding for these positions is provided through the Canada Summer Jobs […]

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  • The Economic Cost of Underemployment

    What is “underemployment” and could it be costing your organization? Ashani Ponnamperuma, Research and Partnerships Specialist at TRIEC, explains. In Canada, it’s estimated that underemployment and poor labor market integration of immigrants costs the economy billions in lost earnings each year. Studies show being over-educated and underemployed results in lower earnings, lower productivity and lower […]

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  • What do organizations mean when they talk about diversity and inclusion? How do these definitions affect how we measure diversity and inclusion in the workplace? Denise McLean, an experienced consultant in this field, is leading a research project with TRIEC that aims to answer these questions, and more. She tells us what they have found […]

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  • Assessing intercultural competence: Measurement is a powerful tool for building inclusive workplaces

    Measurement tools are often a key part of an organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy. They can help you identify were you are and prioritize areas for growth. There is a range of tools available for professionals working to create an inclusive workplace. One of these is the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)®, which focuses on intercultural […]

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