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As the temporary foreign workers program was scrutinized due to RBC’s practice of hiring temporary foreign workers, Jason Kenny, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, announced the changes to the program. Some of the changes are:
1. A fee to be imposed on employers hiring temporary foreign workers.
2. Employers must demonstrate that they have a plan to recruit, train and hire Canadians first before they can be granted a permit to hire foreign workers.
We are happy to inform all newcomers and immigrants that the Kababayan Community Centre Multicultural Services at Bathurst and Finch Community Hub is now open to serve you. Our services officially started on January 4, 2013. Along with a full-time staff member, we will provide the following services:
Orientation and Information Services: Learning accurate information will enable and empower you as a newcomer to reach out to your new community. A newcomer’s kit is available to guide you through the settlement process.
Referral Services: Armed with our knowledge and community networks, you will be referred to the available resources that suit your needs as a newcomer.
Translation and Interpretation Services: This service will help you communicate exactly what you want to say while helping you learn English as your second language. You will also access assistance in translating documents relating to employment, as well as educational and legal matters necessary for immediate settlement.
Employment Related Services and Para-Professional Counselling Services will be also provided. For more information, please call our Bathurst and Finch Community Hub at 416-633-5056 or go to this Website
Parkdale community members were invited to enjoy a day of cultural celebration at the Festive Holiday Season event held at Parkdale Library last December 8, 2012. Community members shared their various talents through multicultural performances, enjoyed cultural food and had an opportunity to meet friends of the same cultural background.
This event is part of Ontario’s Community Builders to help newcomers and immigrants in the area to engage in the celebration of holiday festivity in their own culture while having fun and experiencing a joyful environment. This event is also a collaborative effort initiated by the Kababayan Community Centre Multicultural Services (KCCMS), Parkdale Intercultural Association (PIA), and Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) with special participation of the Parkdale Library, Neighborhood Arts Network, Axis Music and The Playwright Project.
Following the recent KCCMS Board election, we are pleased to announce the results of the election and the Officers for 2013.
The following Members have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors. The term will begin on January 1, 2013.
Aguido D. Dela Cruz – Chairperson; Enrico Esguerra – Vice-Chairperson; Maria Lilia Concepcion C. Avancena – Treasurer; Gayle Russel Capulong – Member; Ana Labasug – Member; Danilo Lacap – Member; Norbu Tsewang – Member; Erick Escuadra – Member; Omar Taladua – Member; Julius Agamata – Member; Mary Rose Tejada – Member; Yukty Sakya – Member
Following Jelbert Real’s resignation as Vice-Chairperson of the Board, Enrico Esguerra has accepted the Board’s offer to fill the vacant seat. Since the terms of Evelyn Lao, Atty. Romeo Ignacio and Pura Velasco have ended, Yukty Sakya, Erick Escuadra and Mary Rose Tejada were voted in as their replacements.
The Board works alongside our six members of staff and together are responsible for the extensive programs, events and initiatives that we present, the fulfilment of our mission, and the overall operations of the organization.
We thank all of our Members for participating in this important election and look forward to a productive 2013.
In keeping with our commitment to provide integration, settlement, adaptation and other social services to newcomers from various parts of the world in the Parkdale area, Kababayan Community Centre Multicultural Services (KCCMS), Parkdale Intercultural Association (PIA), and Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) have initiated a joint project which aims to promote cultural diversity awareness and support social integration of newcomers.
Bridget is an online tool that guides applicants in filling in online forms. Selected online forms in key languages are also available. Click here to try. http://www.bridgetranslations.com/bridget/index.html
Bridging Program For Internationally Trained Environmental Professionals – now accepting applications.
For more information, click here