Alberta will vaccinate 2,000 employees at Cargill meat packing plant

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 Alberta intends to offer vaccines to about 2,000 meat-packing employees at their worksite this month as part of an effort to target citizens most at risk of contracting the coronavirus and who might otherwise struggle to access or accept shots....
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Prairie program set up to help foreign workers

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The initiative includes providing information sessions for workers about illness prevention and personal protectionFourteen groups across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have partnered in a nearly $2 million project primarily aimed at helping temp...
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Q&A: Reunification and domestic violence in the Filipino community

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 A candid conversation about Filipino family violenceDanielle Nerman · CBC News · Posted: Mar 19, 2021 2:40 PM MT | Last Updated: March 19Francia Bodoso is a social worker with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society who counsels Filipino ...
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Exiled: Syrians in Canada look back on 10 years of civil war

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Some were imprisoned or tortured by the Assad regime. Others fled religious persecution as extremism took hold. All are grateful for a chance to rebuild in Canada – and hopeful Syria will see better days again Ten years have passed since the Ara...
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TDCALA program helps temporary foreign workers in Taber, Warner and County of 40-Mile navigate pandemic

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Ryan Dahlman Mar 2, 2021 Updated 22 hrs ago The regulations surrounding the pandemic are a whirlwind of changes and updates for Alberta residents.Like many others, temporary foreign workers who may not have a firm grasp of the lan...
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Migrant workers at Red Deer slaughterhouse say they've felt unfair blame amid growing COVID-19 outbreak

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445 cases of COVID-19 and one death are now linked to the Olymel pork plantJoel Dryden, Sarah Rieger · CBC News · Posted: Feb 22, 2021 4:00 AM MT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago   When the Olymel slaughterhouse clos...
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MEDIA RELEASE - $400,000 USD partnership announcement between CCIS and Cargill

$400,000 USD partnership announcement between CCIS and Cargill(Calgary, February4, 2021) Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) and Cargill USA are excited to announce a three-year, $400,000 USD partnership to provide holistic support to Cargill...
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What Canada can learn from Germany's mass, unplanned migration

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 Five years ago, more than a million refugees arrived in Germany. Today, many are working full-time. Here are the lessons Canada can learn from what went right—and wrong—in Germany.By Sadiya AnsariFebruary 2, 2021When Sami Shmayess was visi...
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Pandemic intensifies silent sorrow of Canada’s asylum seekers

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By Rachel Watts Culture shock, social isolation and other hurdles have always taken a heavy toll on the mental health of refugees — and the pandemic could drive many to the breaking point, experts warnWhen Mehmet Tohti was 14, his father died, j...
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Cochrane's Syrian refugees adapting well four years after arrival

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 Nov 26, 2020 4:30 PM By: Chelsea Kemp“I know that I grew older and faster than I should have, but I got so much out of it,” Shahd said. “It was a positive growth.” COCHRANE—  A family of Syrian refugees have made a new ...
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COVID showed Cargill workers’ resilience

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 BY  ANDREW EHRKAMP, CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS EDMONTON -- The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of sacrifice, the value of work, care for the common g...
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At Alberta meat plant, COVID-19 put Catholic social teaching into action

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BY  ANDREW EHRKAMP, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE EDMONTON, Alberta - The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of sacrifice, the value of work, care for the common ...
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Urban farm reaps bountiful harvest

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 BY  QUINTON AMUNDSON, THE CATHOLIC REGISTER CALGARY - Year two of the Land of Dreams’ 30-acre urban farm in southeast Calgary has brought twice the bounty of the first.The 32 circular plots for gardeners to grow fruit and vegetab...
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High River outbreak showed workers’ vulnerability and resilience

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By Andrew Ehrkamp, Grandin Media Catholic Alberta October 9, 2020The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of sacrifice, the value of work, care for the comm...
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Race-based data must be collected to help fight COVID-19, advocates say

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Demographic data could help target resources for those in need, but there's a riskBryan Labby · CBC News · Posted: Aug 12, 2020 5:00 AM MT | Last Updated: August 12, 2020 A pedestrian wearing a mask walks down the empty stree...
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Community garden helps immigrants heal, and grow their future

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By Quinton Amundson, Canadian Catholic News Calgary Catholic Alberta June 7, 2020Growing fruit and vegetables at a 30-acre urban farm has provided Kamo Zandinen sustenance for her family and a window into her past.Preparing the soil, p...
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'Land of Dreams': a space for newcomers to grow crops and respect Indigenous roots

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The 30-acre plot of land is located in southeast CalgaryHala Ghonaim · CBC News · Posted: May 19, 2020 5:00 AM MT | Last Updated: May 19, 2020The Land of Dreams is a space for Calgary newcomers to rekindle with their roots while a...
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Local Immigrant Worker Surprised At Reaction To Cargill Covid Cases

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  Category: Local News Published: Wednesday, 29 April 2020 23:00 Written by Russell Skeet One local, who deals with immigrants and their issues, isn't happy with how others are treating workers from the Cargill plan...
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COVID-19: Calgary organizations support recent immigrants through coronavirus troubles

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Olivia CondonPublishing date:Apr 03, 2020  •  April 3, 2020  •  4 minute read It has been about three weeks since Azeb Terefe and her daughters, Bezawite Baye, 16, and Selamawite Baye, 13, immigrated to Ca...
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Compelling Calgarians: Fariborz Birjandian

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Rita Mingo  •  For the Calgary HeraldPublishing date:Jan 02, 2020  •  January 2, 2020  •  2 minute read  No one knows the plight of refugees better than Fariborz Birjandian.When th...
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