Our #AllAreWelcomeHere materials are back again! Show your commitment to promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our community with a free bumper sticker, lawn sign or window decal. Find a convenient pick-up location here.
The LMLIP Inclusion & Civic Engagement Sub-council is compiling a monthly series using Statistics Canada data to highlight immigrant achievements. This month's fact sheet shows that visible minorities are more likely to have some form of post-secondary education.
The City of London wants to help newcomers settle in and become engaged and active residents. Join this virtual event to learn more about working, living and studying in London from community partners and other newcomers.
City of London
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The Public Health Agency of Canada has updated the COVID-19 Awareness Tool Kit. It includes videos, fact sheets, social media shareables and other resources to provide information about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines. A number of the resources are available in multiple languages.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit has announced that as of October 31, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for anyone over age 12 entering an indoor sports or recreational fitness facility to participate in, coach, officiate, or watch, organized sport. Check here for updated information on mass vaccination clinics, pop-ups, etc.
Statistics Canada says pandemic lockdowns last year pushed gasoline use to its lowest level in two decades.
Community Partners' Updates
Starting October 18, the London Public Library is extending hours at all locations.
CNIB is collaborating with SPIRIT Club, an online health and fitness platform that provides adapted exercise and healthy lifestyle classes, to enhance the fitness experience for people with sight loss.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is warning the public about ongoing email, web, text messages and telephone scams in which people posing as CBSA officials are asking for payment or personal information, including Social Insurance Numbers.
Muslim Inventions Used Daily
As October is Islamic Heritage month in Canada, the Thames Valley District School Board Equity and Inclusion Education Team has highlighted Muslim inventions used daily.
Secondhand Clothing Donations Request
Skilled Accents is collecting secondhand clothing and gifting it for free at a ‘Let's Be Kind’ event on November 21 to Londoners in need. Fill out a form or contact 519-694-0705 or email@example.com for details.
Nanda, Nokee Kwe’s digital skills training program that teaches participants fundamental coding skills, is now also accepting traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, youth, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2, and BIPOC communities in the Nanda program.
The Boys and Girls Club of London is offering the Skilled4Success program for Grade 9-12 students, providing practical job-skills training classes and hands-on learning opportunities. Students will build leadership and interpersonal skills as well as community connections, increasing their confidence moving into their first job and/or post-secondary education.
The LMLIP Central Council is inviting applications for members-at-large. LMLIP members-at-large are individuals representing the lived experience of immigrants. Interested? Check here for requirements and apply by November 1.
Love theatre? Love getting involved in your community? The Grand Theatre is looking for enthusiastic and reliable new Londoners to join its team of volunteers. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Visit the website for more details.
Investing in Children is looking for a volunteer assistant for its Healthy, Active, Resilient, Kids (HARK) after school program for Grade 6-8 students. Volunteers would preferably be able to commit to three sessions per week for the duration of the school year. Email to request a virtual interview. Deadline is October 22.
Lessons learned from setting a unique model of care and advocacy
Part of the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project's monthly webinar series, this event offers an insight into Vancouver Island Counselling Center for Immigrants and Refugees unique model responding to trauma and cultural clients' needs.
COVID-19 and Early Childhood Mental Health in Canada
Panel discussion. about the impact of the pandemic on families and early childhood mental health, co-hosted by the Canadian Paediatric Society and Mental Health Commission of Canada and drawing on their recent joint policy brief.
"The Guitar in the Ceiling" exploring music, trauma and healing
Hosted by National Newcomer Navigation Network, this webinar is aimed at newcomer-serving professionals in health and settlement sectors. It describes the power that music and music-making has on healing, resiliency and well-being for those that have experienced trauma due to war and oppression of basic human rights.