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Community Services hold immigrant forum March 18

By April Neave, CCS/Photo Tara Cummings

 

Marth Dow speaks to an immigrant focus group at the the Odlum Brown Studio last week.

 

artha Dow, Associate Professor at UFV, presented to a capacity audience at the Cultural Centre last Wednesday. She provided results of data she has obtained in focus groups and interviews with immigrants.

 

She provided results of data she has obtained in focus groups and interviews with immigrants. Her research examined the experiences of newcomers living in Chilliwack and reinforces the idea that immigrants face barriers in gaining access to work, securing placements with employers, and subsequently managing employer expectations.

 

The research will assist Chilliwack Community Services and its community partners develop an immigrant settlement and integration strategy for the city.
 

For more information, visit www.comserv.bc.ca/immigrant-services

 

 

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