Immigration Waterloo Region Weekly
Your guide to upcoming events, information and resources in Waterloo Region

September 09, 2019

Events and Programs
Manufacturing Day Facility Tour (Immigration Partnership) 2019
Oct 4, 9:30am-3:30pm
(I) On Manufacturing Day Public Tours 2019, Immigration partnership is providing buses for immigrants and refugees to visit plant locations on October 4. There will be two buses available for two different tours and a total of 24 people per bus. Each bus will do a morning and afternoon tour. Sign up to get a spot & learn about what manufacturing is, what it isn’t and what opportunities a career in manufacturing can offer. Lunch is provided.
Immigrant Business Expo - Waterloo Region, Sept 21, 9:30am-2:30pm
(I) The Immigrant Business Expo is coming to Waterloo Region for the first time on September 21, 2019, at the Kitchener City Hall. Organized by New Horizons Media Inc, in collaboration with the Immigration Partnership, it is a great opportunity for immigrants to enhance their understanding of business in Canada and to display their products and ideas.
Shape Your Library: Stakeholder Lab for Newcomers, Sept 16, 6-7:30pm
(I) Kitchener Public Library is hosting a stakeholder lab for Newcomers (ages 12+) to Canada to talk about the needs of the library and the community and to come up with exciting new ideas. There will be fun activities and food. Have questions? Contact: 
Multi-Employer Job Fair, Sept 17,
(G) Multi-Employer Job Fair is an event hosted by Region of Waterloo's Employment Ontario in Kitchener on Sept 17. This is a chance for immigrants, refugees and newcomers to expand their network, meet employers and get a job interview. Bring your resumes.
Service Canada Webinars 2019 (Several dates)
(SP) From Tuesday, Sept 10, to Thursday, Oct 31, Service Canada will be presenting free webinars on a variety of programs and services that they offer, for example, Record of Employment on the Web, Service Canada Overview, Canada Pension Plan Benefits, Old Age Security Benefits, etc. For information about dates, technical requirements and other webinars, please contact:
Building legal information and referral skills Online Course, Sept 30
(SP) CLEO Connect offers this 8-week online course for community workers on how to help clients who have legal problems. It starts on Sept 30! Space is limited. In addition, CLEO Connect has several workshops that cover a variety of material on legal information that will begin in the Fall of 2019.
The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre Seminars (several dates)
(G) The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre is hosting several seminars about how to start a business and to develop a business plan. The seminars will take place in Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo from Sept 11 to Oct 8.
Resources and Information
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre is a non-profit organization which offers a variety of free programs, services and resources to people, including newcomers and immigrants, in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and the surrounding townships who are living with cancer and their loved ones. In addition, HopeSpring organizes workshops about healthy nutrition, stress reduction and exercise; support groups; relaxation therapies and one-to-one support. For more information, call 519-742-4673.
Civic and Community Engagement

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees and residents of the Waterloo region are invited to celebrate the first "Cambridge Newcomer's Day" on September 17 at the Cambridge City Hall from 2:00 to 8:00 pm. It is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and inclusion, as well as to meet our neighbours. It begins with a special citizenship ceremony and the public can join the formal procedures. Then, attendees are invited to continue with a community festival featuring an information fair, recreation exhibition, local artists, food vendors and fun activities for the whole family.
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Survey

The K-W Symphony would like to learn what would motivate residents of Waterloo Region to attend its concerts. This is an anonymous survey and should take only 3 minutes to complete.
Research and Data

Immigration Partnership and Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services have developed an Immigration Profile of Waterloo Region with data, information, programs and service planning from the most recent census and data sources.

The Public Policy Forum, in partnership with Pathways to Prosperity, conducted research to determine how newcomer attraction and retention could be enhanced to contribute to the success of smaller centres and less densely populated regions across Canada.
Funding, Awards and More...
The Department of Canadian Heritage is launching a call for funding applications for the new Anti-Racism Action Program, which will provide funding for projects that help address barriers to employment, justice and social participation among Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities. The deadline to submit an application for funding is Dec 17, 2019. Submit applications to this email address to ensure that it is officially received by the Program:
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