As the temporary foreign workers program was scrutinized due to RBC practice of hiring temporary foreign workers, Minister Jason Kenny 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.
Read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/04/29/pol-temp-foreign-workers-changes.html.
We are happy to inform all newcomers and immigrant that the Kababayan Community Centre Multicultural Services at Bathurst and Finch Community Hub is now open to serve you. Our services officially started last January 4, 2013 along with a full -time staff we will provide the following services:
Orientation and Information Services- Learning accurate information will enable and empower you as a newcomer to reach out into your new community. A newcomer’s kit is available to guide you through the process of settlement.
Referrral Services- Armed with our knowledge and community networks, you will be referred to the available resources that suits your need 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 assitance in translating documents relating to employment, educational and legal matters necessary for immediate settlement.
Employment Related Services and Para -professional Counseling 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
Festive Season Celebration 2012
The Parkdale community members were invited to enjoy a day of cultural celebration at the Festive Holiday Season’s 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 backgrounds.
This event is part of the 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 joyful environment. This event is also a collaborative effort initiated by the Kababayan Community Centre Multicultural Services (KCCMS), Parkdale Intercultural Association (PIA), Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) with special participation of the Parkdale Library, Neighborhood Arts Network, Axis Music and The Playwright Project.
Kababayan's Staff and Board of Directors
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 the Board of Directors. The term will begin on January 1, 2013.
Aguido D. de la 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. As Evelyn Lao, Atty. Romeo Ignacio and Pura Velasco’s term has ended this year, Yukty Sakya, Erick Escuadra and Mary Rose Tejada were voted as their replacement.
The Board works alongside our six members of staff and together are responsible for the extensive programs, events and initiatives that we present, the fulfillment of our mission, and the overall operations of the organization.
Aguido Dela Cruz will serve as Chairman with Enrico Esguera as Vice Chairman. Maria Lilia Conception will continue as to serve as Treasurer.
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 the newcomers from various part of the world in the Parkdale area, The Kababayan Communty 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.
This year marks KCCMS’ 35th year in community service and shares its success with supporters, volunteers, donors and the Filipino community throughout GTA through a Gala Night at the Mountbatten Lane, Delta Chelsea, Hotel #33 Gerrard St. West last September 29, 2012.
The Kababayan Community Centre Multicultural Services (KCCMS) is a community-based organization that provides settlement services to all newcomers residing in the Parkdale area and Filipino-Canadians in Greater Toronto. In addition KCCMS, provides special services for the youth, women, seniors, caregivers and unemployed
An integral component of our services focuses on the internationally trained individuals. KCCMS is a core founder of the Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (CARE). We are assisting newcomers in their goal to access to certification/registration and employment at a level commensurate with their skills and experience. We are working with internationally trained engineers, physical therapists, social workers, accountants and other professionals.
We also encourage everyone who attended the event to purchase CD compiled by Dennis Dimaano Photo Services at $10 each with you ,your family and friends photo on it. Proceeds of this will support our caregivers and newcomer skills training program. For more information please contact Hosanna at 416.532.3888 loc 227. Our sincerest thanks to all who celebrated with our triumphs and may you continue your support and work with us to defy the challenges of immigrant and newcomer sector in the coming years.
June is Pinoy month. Come and join us as we celebrate our heritage.
Bridget is an online tool that guides applicants in filling up online forms. Selected online forms in key languages are also available. Click here to try. http://www.bridgetranslations.com/bridget/index.html
Listen to the CBC.ca interview of Flor and Sonam about the “Dawn Meets Dusk” program. The initiative brings together youth and seniors from the Tibetan and Filipino communities to share their stories.