WCP Workshops Materials

The Kamloops WCP Workshops were delivered to the community in the fall/winter of 2013.  Compiled here is a collection of the various materials and resources that were provided to participants.  If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact Paul Lagace at executivedirector@kcris.ca or by calling KIS at 778-470-6101.

Community Engagement Workshop

A True Colours workshop was facilitated by Jackie Bandura of Community Futures Development Corporation of the Central Interior First Nations.  This workshop looks at new ways to learn about behaviour, and helps us to understand our own behaviour and the behaviour of others as we all have different ways of thinking, understanding, valuing, and conceptualizing.  There are no public materials for this workshop, but if you are interested in having the workshop (or others) facilitated in your business/organizations, please contact Jackie at (250) 828-9833.

Employer Workshop Series

Diversity in the Workplace

This workshop looked at encouraging and incorporating diversity into the workplace.  It was facilitated by the Women’s Enterprise Centre.  The workshop looked at the value-proposition for incorporating diversity into a business strategy, and provided hands on learning and tools to help employers in doing so.  To learn more about this non-profit organization, or to contact them about their workshops, please visit their website: https://www.womensenterprise.ca/
Diversity Training Workshop Package

HR & Diversity

This workshop examined the Human Resources information that employers need to be aware of in terms of diversity in the workplace.  This included the legal pieces as well as best practices information.  Simply Communicating developed the majority of the workshop materials and facilitated the first 2 workshops.  For more information about Simply Communicating, you can visit their website at: https://simplycommunicating.ca/
HR & Diversity Workshop Presentation
HR & Diversity Workshop Package (includes a resource list near the end)
What is a BFOR? Handout
Risk Management Handout
Measuring the Dividends of Diversity Article

Language Barriers

The Language Barriers workshop examined possible language barriers that can arise in the workplace when employing an individual whose first language is not Canadian English.  It was facilitated by the KIS Diversity Education Coordinator.  All of these resources are discussed from the perspective of the employer.  For more information about this KIS program, or to speak with the Coordinator, please contact Tacey Ruffner at 778-470-6101.
NorQuest College Language Study Tables Video Aids
NorQuest College Intercultural Coach Resource
Communication Tool ExerciseCommunication Tool Workbook
Vocabulary Tool & Resources List

Networking Events

There were presentations given by various local organizations at the networking events discussing some of the services available to employers who are looking to build their businesses/organizations.  Employer services are available through:

Kamloops Immigrant Services – discussed the support available through KIS to employers who are experiencing challenges in hiring/employing newcomers (this can include cultural, communication, and language challenges)
Venture Kamloops – reviewed the services they offer to the private sector in helping to grow/further develop your business
Open Door Group – scheduling conflict prevented ODG from presenting, but you can contact them for information on the services they are able to provide
TRU World – presented on the IDI (intercultural development inventory) and how it can help an organization/business strengthen their ability to work with culturally diverse peoples

Additional Resource Information

There are many additional resources available on the web for individuals looking to help build a more welcoming and inclusive community:

General Diversity Support

–     Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC (AMSSA) http://www.amssa.org/
–     KIS Diversity Education/Information https://immigrantservices.ca/programs-services/diversity-information/
–     Secwepemc Cultural Education Society (SCES) https://www.secwepemc.org/
–     Kamloops Multicultural Society (KMS) https://kamloopsmulticulturalsociety.ca (please copy and paste this link into your browser for best results)
–     Metropolis Canada Diversity Resources http://canada.metropolis.net/publications/cdn_diversity_e.html

Workplace Information

–     Norquest College Intercultural Resources https://www.norquest.ca/norquest-centres/centre-for-intercultural-education/intercultural-resources-for-educators-trainers.aspx
–     BC Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) Tools – (scroll down to) Immigrant Talent Integration Guide & Tools https://www.bchrma.org/resources/knowledge-centre/
–     Diversity in the Workplace Canada https://diversityintheworkplace.ca/wordpress/resource-listings/ (please copy and paste this link into your browser for best results)
–     Diversity Management in the Canadian Workplace http://www.hindawi.com/journals/usr/2012/385806/
–     Canada’s Best Diversity Employers https://www.canadastop100.com/diversity/

Business Specific Resources

–     Royal Bank of Canada https://www.rbc.com/diversity/why-does-diversity-matter.html

Health Care Specific Resources

–     Metropolis Canada Mental Health https://www.metropolis.net/pdfs/immi_health/Immigrant%20Mental%20Health%20-%20pgs75-78.pdf
–     University of Ottawa Cultural Competency in Medicine https://www.med.uottawa.ca/sim/cultural_competency_e.html
–     Cultural Competence and Communication in Health https://phprimer.afmc.ca/Part1-TheoryThinkingAboutHealth/Chapter3CulturalCompetenceAndCommunication (please copy and paste this link into your browser for best results)

Social Services Specific Resources

–     Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Guidelines for Ethical Practice https://www.casw-acts.ca/sites/default/files/attachements/CASW_Guidelines_for%20Ethical_Practice_e.pdf
–     University of Ottawa Standards for Cultural Competence https://www.sciencessociales.uottawa.ca/crecs/pdf/standards_organizational_cultural_competence_19-12-2005.pdf
–     Cultural Competence and Ethnic Sensitive Practice https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195389678/obo-9780195389678-0060.xml


This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.