PART 1: Debate Around Wearing Masks Gets Fierce in Chinese Community

NCM presents Part 1 of a Three-Part Series about how Canadian immigrant communities are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. First, we begin with the Chinese-Canadian community, followed by personal stories from within African and Indian diasporas.

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Sounding the Alarm Over Canada’s Language Gaps in Pandemic Information

Public health and safety guidelines change on a daily basis as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across Canada. Information is conveyed in English, French and sign language, but there’s concern that important and even life-saving information is not being translated for newcomers who don’t comprehensively understand either of Canada’s official languages.

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Hepatitis B Education Crucial for Newcomers

Immigrants from Asia are three to 12 times more likely to get hepatitis B than their Canadian-born counterparts, says a new public education campaign launched by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., an immigrant-serving organization in British Columbia. Dr. Eric Yoshida,…

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Reframing Racism as a Public Health Issue

Scholars and students recently gathered at Canada’s top health education institute to discuss racial health inequities experienced by immigrants, refugees and racialized groups. The eighth annual Dalla Lana student-led conference titled Racial Justice Matters: Advocating for…

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