Curtains Set to Rise On the First Hamilton Black Film Festival

Rays of hope come from Hamilton, Ontario, as the first Hamilton Black Film Festival (HBFF) premieres virtually from May 28 to 30. As curtains rise in Westdale Cinema, it marks a new beginning for Canadian BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists.

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“Butter Honey Pig Bread”: A Sumptuous Story of Love, Food and Forgiveness

“Butter Honey Pig Bread,” a debut novel by Francesca Ekwuyasi, is a cosmopolitan story of a multi-generational family that mixes the ancient Nigerian myths of the Igbo and the Yoruba people with scenes of contemporary urban life in Nigeria, England and Canada.

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Middle Managers Key to Integrating Newcomers

It’s not enough for executive leadership to commit to diversity and inclusion as values within an organization. They need to help middle managers execute this on an everyday, operational level, too

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Meeting Immigration Targets During a Pandemic Will Be a Challenge, Say Experts

Canada has announced an ambitious immigration target as a major part of its post-COVID-19 recovery. NCM reporter Zahra Mahdi looks into what this will look like and what experts say about the feasibility of this new plan

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What History Can Tell Us About Working as an Immigrant Nurse in Canada

Internationally-educated nurses go through several hoops to practice as registered nurses in Canada. This wasn’t the case in the early 1960s, specifically for nurses recruited from the Philippines.

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How One Trucking Company is Helping Ease the Immigration Experience for New Drivers

Immigrating to a new country can be very stressful. Here’s how one transportation company, Sutco, is helping its workers with their immigrant experience.

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It’s Never Too Early to Stand Up Against Racism

In honour of the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, NCM reporter Daniela Cohen talks to two anti-racism activists about how their struggles growing up inspired them to raise more awareness and how this has helped them in their own healing. This is the second piece in a two-part series on youth leaders from diverse communities who are taking a stand against racism.

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