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Beyond Canadian Experience

January 16, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

Beyond ‘Canadian Experience’

Immigrant Employment from a Human Rights Perspective


For many immigrants, “Canadian experience” is the biggest barrier to finding employment, no matter what their employment history outside of Canada.  And while traditional thinking has always approached the problem from the perspective of human resources, a growing movement suggests that it must be thought of in terms of human rights.  Inspired by the leadership of the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall, one group is meeting to do just that.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Debates Room at Hart House
University of Toronto
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Keynote speaker Ontario Rights Commission’s Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs of the Human Resources Professional Association Claude Balthazard

Speakers include Avvy Go, Clinic Director of the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and Amy Casipullai, Senior Coordinator of Policy and Communications for the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), as well as the launch of a Special Edition of New Voices magazine centring on Canadian Experience, presented by journalist and writer Gerard Keledjian of the Mennonite New Life Centre in Toronto.

Click here for the News Release


January 16, 2013
8:30 pm


Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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