The Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre strives to address racism and other forms of discrimination that impact the lives of our clients, staff, and community members.
Ontario’s plan to use internationally-educated nurses still leaves some on the sidelines due to the traditionally lengthy process for internationally-trained healthcare professionals to register and become licensed in Canada.
Advocacy works! Health Minister Christine Elliott announces that Ontario will deploy internationally trained nurses to health-care settings strained by staffing shortages. Thousands of internationally trained medical doctors who meet Canadian standards have been sitting on the sidelines and we want to change this.
Canada is in its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with emergency and intensive care departments struggling to cope with the number of cases. Yet there continues to be an untapped resource in the fight against the pandemic: internationally educated health professionals (IEHP).
Ontario is home to thousands of skilled internationally educated nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals, many of whom are currently not employed or are underemployed in health care, despite being licensed to practice in the countries where they were trained.
We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.
We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.