Everyday Acts of Inclusion

Diversity drives organizational success. However, success is only achieved when everyone feels included and can contribute to their full potential. Despite the evidence that leveraging the strength of a diverse team comes from building an inclusive work culture, many organizations struggle to create welcoming and truly inclusive workplace cultures. Organizational culture is deeply ingrained. It … Read More

Putting Ottawa on the Map

With demand for talent in Ottawa at an all-time high, becoming and remaining an employer of choice is key to attracting and recruiting top talent. At a recent Hire Immigrants Ottawa Employer Learning Forum, thriving and award-winning businesses shared their experiences on how creatively attracting and including immigrant talent in their workplaces has been key … Read More

Creating a Culture of Inclusion in the Workplace

How individual practices of inclusion can bring diversity and inclusion policies to life. Recognizing the benefits of diversity and inclusion, many employers and organizations have taken significant steps to build inclusive strategies and policies in their workplaces. This work is important. It articulates a vision for diversity and inclusion, and outlines strategies and structural changes … Read More

Is ‘fear of the unknown’ getting in the way of accessing top talent?

Employers discuss new survey findings and how Ottawa businesses can leverage local immigrant talent to grow their companies On November 28th, 2017, Hire Immigrants Ottawa and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce co-hosted an Employer Learning Forum to a packed room of local employers and a cohort of skilled immigrants at Export Development Canada. A panel … Read More

Employers learn about accessing global talent abroad and locally

Hire Immigrants Ottawa presented an Employer Learning Forum on June 29, 2017 to a packed room at Export Development Canada to help employers better understand how to recruit, hire and integrate immigrants into their workplaces, using new as well as existing federal government programs. Blair Patacairk from Invest Ottawa, began the panel discussion talking about … Read More

Make the most of your diverse team

Cross-cultural competency training can address your productivity challenges Study after study has illustrated how diverse teams outperform in the workplace. The benefits go right to the bottom line of organizations looking for a competitive edge in a globalized economy. That is, if an organization’s managers know how to effectively manage their diverse teams. How well … Read More

Upcoming Events

Aug
23
Thu
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our facilitator will be joined by a panel of New Canadians in this interactive session focused on creating dialogue among new internationally educated professionals (IEPs) and current teams in your workplace. We will explore and ... Read More
Sep
11
Tue
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive learning session we will explore how the sending and receiving of messages during the interview can lead to misinterpretations and misconceptions. We will use a paradigm to build skills that are interpreted ... Read More
Sep
25
Tue
1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Through research, we can now describe the profile of the person who adapts inter-culturally (both to culture and to workplace) most effectively. In this session we will focus on: exploring the adaptation process and the ... Read More
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