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Here you’ll find news clippings related to immigrant employment, TRIEC and our partners. The most recent articles appear below. Click on a year tab to see archived coverage.

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Toronto is diverse but not as inclusive as it could be: Goar

“Having diversity is interesting,” said Zabeen Hirji, chief human resources officer for the Royal Bank non-commitally. “It’s when you do something with it that it becomes powerful.” …

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HBR Blog: Learning to Speak Up When You’re from a Culture of Deference

How does one cope while communicating outside one’s cultural comfort zone? How do you support employees from a culture of “deference?” Good piece by Andy Molinsky.
Source: HBR Blog Network

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HBR – One Reason Cross-Cultural Small Talk is So Tricky

Interesting analogy  for different cultures: Coconut or peach? And it is not about how hard it is to crack or soft it is to eat. Read on to understand the rules of what is appropriate and what is not to ask and share in a new culture. By …

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A 10-year record of immigrant success: Hepburn

The organization has had great success over the last 10 years in helping immigrants find work upon arriving in Canada…says Bob Hepburn
“Ten years ago the landscape facing skilled …

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    Selection Committee

    The selection committee for the 2013-2014 Immigrant Success Awards has now been announced. It is composed of representatives from business, community agencies and HR. 
    Current Selection Committee:
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    Barb Conway, Vice-president, Human Resources, Carswell
    Guilherme (Glem) Dias, Talent Management Strategist  
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    Peter Hawkins, Managing Director, MELLOHAWK Logistics
    Bob Hepburn, Director, Community Relations and Communications, Toronto Star
    Nella Iasci, Executive Director, JobSkills
    Jennifer Lang, Chief of Staff, CBC
    Donna O’Reilly, Regional Vice President, Commercial Financial Services, GTR, RBC Royal Bank
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    10 Years of Meaningful work

    TRIEC plays a strategic role in connecting skilled immigrants to the labour market

    TRIEC was formed 10 years ago by a diverse group of the region’s leaders  because the region was not effectively leveraging the immigrant talent it possessed. TRIEC is now a powerful model of collaboration that has had an impact for many immigrants and employers over the last decade. The model has been copied in cities across the country and the lessons learned have been shared around the world. Watch this video to learn more.

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