Our recent event “Tapping into New Talent: Opportunities for BC Businesses” was a unique opportunity to bring together leading BC’s employers and the new Canadians who arrived here as refugees for a multi-faceted discussion about ways to help employers tap into this talent pool at a time when our declining birth rate is affecting the labour force. It was also an opportunity to reflect on how we as Canadians, in the face of all that is happening globally, can stand up to protect our fundamental values of diversity and multiculturalism, and work together to strengthen our social fabric.
The event has generated interest from BC’s news organizations, and below is an overview of its media coverage.
CBC News: New website aims to connect refugees with employers
On The Coast with Stephen Quinn: Interview with Kelly Pollack
Vancouver Sun: Abbotsford’s Dynamic Windows and Doors hires Iraqi and Syrian refugees to make windows for U.S. market
The Province: Abbotsford’s Dynamic Windows and Doors hires Iraqi and Syrian refugees to make windows for U.S. market
Times Colonist: Abbotsford firm hires Iraqi, Syrian refugees to make windows for U.S.