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Pathways to Prosperity

Promising Practices:

WES Gateway Program
WES Gateway Program - reliable and rigorous credential assessment for refugees
Published on: February 27, 2020
The WES Gateway Program provides refugees with a high-quality credential evaluation report that is recognized and accepted by employers, higher-education institutions, and regulatory bodies throughout Canada.
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Welcome Group Program
Welcome Group Program - connecting volunteers with Government Assisted Refugees
Published on: February 27, 2020
The Welcome Group Program matches volunteer “Welcome Groups” of five or more volunteers with Government Assisted Refugees for settlement and integration support.
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Welcome Ambassador Program - making Nova Scotia a more welcoming and inclusive province
Published on: February 27, 2020
The Welcome Ambassador Program trains volunteers to run workshops within their social, professional, and volunteer networks to build cultural awareness skills; examine the understanding of their role in systemic oppression; develop skills and knowledge around power, privilege and ally-ship; develop knowledge and awareness about refugee newcomers; and participate actively in making Nova Scotia a more welcoming and inclusive province.
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IRCOM House - safe, affordable housing for newcomer families
Published on: February 26, 2020
IRCOM provides low-income newcomer families with safe, affordable housing for up to three years after arrival to Canada, along with holistic, wrap-around programs and services for parents and children.
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Entry Program
Entry Program - orientation and language online or in-person
Published on: February 26, 2020
The Entry Program is an orientation and language program that provides information and basic skills development for newcomers to Winnipeg in a classroom or online setting.
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Employment First: Workplace Skills for Refugees
Employment First: Workplace Skills for Refugees
Published on: February 25, 2020
The Employment First: Workplace Skills for Refugees program combines job placement, skills training, workplace training, and mentorship support for high-needs refugees.
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Cultural Brokerage Program - supporting newcomer families involved with Children’s Services
Published on: February 25, 2020
The purpose of the Cultural Brokerage Program is two-fold: to support newcomer families in understanding how the system works, and to support the system in understanding the resettlement challenges and barriers faced by newcomer families in Canada.
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Be Back Soon
Be Back Soon - short-term, no-cost, occasional, quality childcare options for families with low income
Published on: February 25, 2020
Be Back Soon was created in 2005 to address the need for short-term, no-cost, occasional, quality childcare options for families with low income to attend medical, legal, social service or counseling appointments, job interviews, and/or workshops.
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Barista Training for Newcomer Youth with Starbucks Canada
Barista Training for Newcomer Youth with Starbucks Canada
Published on: February 25, 2020
The goals of the Barista Training for Newcomer Youth with Starbucks Canada program are: to support the participation of newcomer youth in the local economy; to support the integration of newcomer youth into their new community; to increase youth employability skills that boost their long-term career prospects; and to increase the capacity of employers to onboard and retain newcomer hires and demonstrate leadership in this area.
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