With Canada’s growing and ever changing immigrant population, organizations play a unique and important role in creating cohesive communities. Newcomers contribute to strengthening the social and economic fabric of our community. Yet, the challenges to achieving active newcomer participation may be numerous for both newcomers and the communities welcoming them. In this workshop Yorlenis Proenza, Pre-employment and Volunteer Development Coordinator with Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington, will explore:
- the current landscapes of culture and diversity;
- address some of the concerns about inclusion of newcomers and immigrants and
- discuss some practical implications of cultural diversity.
This workshop will help you rethink what inclusion looks like at your organization and how it operates in practice. It is an excellent learning opportunity for program coordinators and volunteer managers.
About the Facilitator: Yorlenis Proenza is the Pre-employment and Volunteer Development Coordinator with Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington.
Participant Limit: 20
Fee: $45 for members* or $59 for non-members.
*members of Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener-Waterloo & Area, Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington or United Way of Cambridge & North Dumfries Volunteer Centre.
A Note About Cheques: Cheques should be made payable to the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington RE: Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance, 46 Cork Street East, Unit 1, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 2W8
Registration & Cancellation Policy: Fees for workshops, training opportunities, and events are due prior to or on the date of the event. The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance reserves the right to request fees in advance. Participants who have registered for a workshop, training opportunity, or event with the Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance will be invoiced for the fee associated with the event if cancellation is not made at least 3 business days prior to the date and time of the event. Cancellation fees will be waived if the participant can find and guarantee an alternate to attend. The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance reserves the right to cancel a workshop. In the event of cancellation, full refunds will be issued to all paid registrants within one month.