Newcomers & the nonprofit sector, with Senator Ratna Omidvar and Dr. Kimahli Powell
In Imagine Canada’s recent research, statistics showed that our sector bats over the average when it comes to the employment of newcomers. While about a quarter of employees in the rest of the economy immigrated to Canada at some point in their lives, nearly half of nonprofit workers did so. With guests Senator Ratna Omidvar and Dr. Kimahli Powell, Executive Director of Rainbow Railroad, we discuss the unique strengths and contributions of newcomers to the nonprofit sector. Listen in for thoughtful reflections on questions such as how the Canadian nonprofit sector can adapt to increase its support and integration of newcomers, how organizations are navigating the influx of demand for refugee settlement services caused by human rights threats, and the need for more diversity data for the nonprofit sector.
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