Cultural Barriers Add to Immigrants’ Dementia Struggle

Joyce Chan suspected something was wrong with her husband when he started losing his way to their local Tim Hortons five years ago. “Instead of walking south, he’d walk north and get lost. I would…

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Canada Falling Behind in Successfully Integrating Immigrants

Canada is taking a step back on immigration policy, according to the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX), released yesterday. Canada scored 68 out of a possible 100 points for 2014, which is a four-point decline from…

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Bridging Program Gives Hope to Foreign Trained Medical Professionals

Like many immigrants, Sadia Sohail was looking forward to starting a new life in Canada when she moved here with her young family in 2000. “Pakistan was a troubled country. I didn’t want to raise my…

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Federal Government Earmarks Money for Newcomer Needs

New Canadians were not left out of Canada’s 2015 budget released by the Federal government in late April. The government’s focus on newcomers centres on three primary objectives: remove financial barriers to international education accreditation, reduce…

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Diaspora groups as essential bridge builders

Diaspora populations are increasingly being seen as “bridge builders” between host countries and the nations they come from, particularly amid crisis situations as with the recent earthquake in Haiti. With more and more countries –…

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