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May 2021: News & Updates

Upcoming Youth GAB Session
The next Youth GAB Session is on May 18th from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. This GAB session will help you practice English while having fun with friends and playing virtual games! Register here.

If you are interested in attending the session, please email Firas Sefian at or call (226) 973-7572
Webinar on Racism in Rural Communities
IRCC would like to extend the invitation for a webinar called "How Rural Communities can Address Racism to Create more Welcoming Spaces for Newcomers" on May 13th at 9:00 AM. This event is hosted by the Lanark & Renfrew Local Immigration Partnership.
 Participants can register here.
Ottawa Creating a New Pathway to Residency
The Government of Canada is rolling out a one-time special immigration program to grant permanent residence to 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to fighting the pandemic and accelerating Canada's economic recovery. 

Read the article here.
"We Value Diversity" Signs Available
As Huron and Perth become more diverse, Trinity United Church Listowel is offering signs to the public to show their support. If you would like to display a sign as a token of friendship to our diverse community members, order a sign here
May 21st World Day of Cultural Diversity
In light of World Day of Cultural Diversity, Huron Perth Catholic students created a video with the message: Racism Ends with Us. The video won an award for LUSO Community Services' 2021 Stop Racism Video Contest.

All Huron and Perth schools are places of equity, inclusion and diversity where leaders promote equity and inclusive education.
Read the article here.
Centre for Employment & Learning Update
The Centre for Employment and Learning is looking for feedback on topics for ESL curriculum related to employment and ensuring that newcomers have the skills necessary to secure and maintain employment.

If anyone has any ideas they can contact contact Erin Jones at 
April Workshop Updates
There were a total of 6 workshops that Immigration Partnership hosted in April:
  • How to be an Ally Workshops (2): 67 Attendees
  • Unconscious Bias Community Workshop: 29 Attendees
  • Cultural Complexity Workshops (3): 86 Attendees
If your organization is interested in learning about training opportunities on equity, diversity or inclusion topics, please contact Kristin Crane at
County of Huron
Economic Development
Immigration Partnership

57 Napier St, Goderich ON
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