Maytree News Headlines – December 24, 2010

IMMIGRATION / SETTLEMENT / DIVERSITY

City hands out first multiculturalism awards (New Westminster Record)
A press release said the city developed the multiculturalism and race relations awards program as a way of honouring those who are helping to make the city a more welcoming and inclusive place for everyone.
http://www.royalcityrecord.com/entertainment/City+hands+first+multiculturalism+awards/4023698/story.html

Economic troubles send new wave of Irish emigrants (CTV)
Canada has become a popular destination for thousands of young Irish workers, couples, and families who have moved to a new country where snow is inevitable and Tim Hortons is a lifestyle. But it hasn’t been an easy switch for many — and some haven’t been able to stay.
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20101222/irish-immigrants-jobs-canada-101222/

Buildingan Inclusive Workplace: Diversity in Canada – PDF (Ipsos Reid)
A conversation with Greg Leach,Senior Vice President, Ipsos Reid.
http://www.ipsos-na.com/dl/pdf/knowledge-ideas/loyalty/Ipsos_Minute_inclusiveWorkplace.pdf

Minister defends settlement funding cuts (Montreal Gazette)
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says the reason the federal government is cutting millions of dollars from immigration settlement programs is that more new Canadians are choosing to live in some not-so traditional locations.
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Minister+defends+settlement+funding+cuts/4021992/story.html

John Furlong is Canada’s Nation Builder of 2010 (Globe and Mail)
The story is one John Furlong never tires of telling. The day he landed in Edmonton in 1974 to begin his new life, an unassuming immigration officer welcomed him with the words: “Make us better.” Still reeling from the loss of a close cousin to a terrorist bomb and, three weeks later, his beloved father to a heart attack, the young Irishman took the message to heart.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/nation-builder/john-furlong-is-canadas-nation-builder-of-2010/article1848922/

MCI News release – Ontario Objects To Federal Funding Cuts To Newcomer Services (MCI)
Ontario is fighting a federal government decision to cut $44 million from newcomer services in the province. Up to 35 community organizations that help new Canadians integrate, train, and get job ready will have their funding cut.
http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english//newsroom/n20101223.shtml

CITY OF TORONTO / CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Spacing Toronto Friday Headlines
A round-up of mainstream media Toronto headlines related to City Hall, Transit, Streets, Immigration, Crime & G20 After-math, City Locales, Industry and Other News.
http://spacingtoronto.ca/2010/12/24/fridays-headlines-178/

SOCIAL INNOVATION

Former Prime Minister Paul Martin Reflects on Social Enterprise (SocialFinance.ca)
In this thoughtful and engaging interview with Milton Friesen, Director of Operations at Cardus (an ideas lab for social innovation), the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Canada reflects on the relationship between businesses, not-for-profits and charities in Canada, including the role that legal and financial structures play in social enterprise.
http://socialfinance.ca/blog/post/former-prime-minister-paul-martin-reflects-on-social-enterprise

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