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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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