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Monday, January 27 • 14:00 - 15:00
201: Working Together: Employment & Language Training for Refugees

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Many refugees come to Canada with low language skills but with a desire to fit in and to find employment. We are looking for employers who are: 1. Willing to hire refugees; 2. Willing to invest in training; and 3. Willing and able to be flexible. The desired outcomes are to improve the employment situation for refugees and to improve the connection of employers to the talent pool of refugees.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Strategies for working with employers;
  • Supporting refugees in an employment context;
  • Best practices in language and employment training

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Bashir Shabaz

Bashir Shabaz

Manager, Employment Services, Reception House Waterloo Region
Bashir Shahbaz has a master's degree in economics and since 2007 has been at Reception House helping refugees with their settlement and integration processes. This work has helped him gain in-depth knowledge of the settlement sector.
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Carl Cadogan

CEO, Reception House Waterloo Region
Carl Cadogan has served on numerous boards, committees and task forces, including the CBA, the Premier's Council on the Voluntary Sector (that redesigned the OTF). He is currently the CEO of Reception House Waterloo Region.

Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 201