Voices on the Newcomer Landscape

Episode #3

In this special COVID-19 themed episode, we brought together a cross section of employees, representing various CCS brands, functions and the communities we serve, to discuss how we have reimagined our service delivery model to meet the needs of our clients during a worldwide pandemic.

In the CCS Innovation Roundtable, the group shares how they’re navigating the “new normal” in their respective areas during the first part of the show, and then Agnes Thomas, executive director, leads a roundtable discussion about the need to be nimble in responding to the challenges of these most unprecedented times.

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Episode #2

In this episode, we talk to Valentina Harper, co-founder of Caremongering (and an immigrant herself), a community group founded in Toronto on Facebook in mid-March in response to COVID-19 to share resources at a grassroots level. Listen to hear more about the group, how it came to be, and where it’s going in the future.

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Episode #1

CCS is proud to be launching a podcast, Voices on the Newcomer Landscape, with our inaugural episode debuting in January 2020.

We want to give voice to the people we’ve interacted with in the course of the work we do — newcomers, immigrants and refugees intent on making a new home in Canada and moving their lives forward.

In sharing newcomer stories, we hope listeners will appreciate hearing  diverse perspectives and stories of resilience and courage in the face of displacement and adversity.