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NSIIP Service Providers’ Forum 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 9:30 – 11:30 am

The 2-part NSIIP Service Providers’ Forum 2021 was attended by over 50 North Shore community partners involved in planning & decision-making around services as well as front-line staff and volunteers working directly with immigrants.

The keynote speakers included Dr. Daniel Hiebert, UBC Professor of Geography & Parampal Sharma, Director of Services at the North Shore Multicultural Society.  Both speakers shared information about how the global COVID-19 pandemic have impacted immigration trends in Canada and the lives of im/migrants living on the North Shore.

Participants were also able to select from  a total of 4 different workshops themes:

  • Migrants and hidden populations on the North Shore: COVID-19 impacts on individuals with temporary status
  • Exploring the Employment Impacts of COVID-19: Compounded Complexities of Labour Market re-attachment for im/migrants
  • What We Don’t See: Acknowledging hidden poverty and vulnerabilities in im/migrant and racialized communities during COVID-19
  • Opportunities and Challenges: Building capacity to meet the needs of North Shore im/migrants with low digital access and limited literacies