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Wednesday, February 3 • 13:45 - 14:15
(On-demand session released) A Catalyst for Virtual Employment Training and Services – 45 minutes

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Career Pathways for Visible Minority Newcomer Women, a three-year pilot, responded quickly and suddenly to innovate their face-to-face services to virtual delivery as a response to COVID-19. Learn about impacts of the pandemic on participants’ experience with the virtual format, along with insights from partners. CPVMNW is implementing 11 initiatives across Canada designed to support employment programming for newcomer women.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about opportunities and challenges with virtual delivery for newcomers
  • Practitioners’ insights on good practices for delivering online employment services
  • Evidence to inform the adaption of technology in employment programs

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Susanna Gurr

Research Director, SRDC
Susanna Gurr is a Research Director at SRDC. She has extensive experience in research and evaluation, including designing, implementing and reporting on local and national studies within the social policy areas. She is a Credentialed Evaluator.
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Magdalene Coomen-Maxwell

Director of Employment Engagement, World Skills Employment Centre
Magdalene Cooman, a Director at World Skills Employment Centre, leads the Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women initiative in Ottawa. She is a recipient of the Community Pillar Award by Femmes remarquables Ottawa Distinguished Women, 2020.
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Sue Sadler

Senior Vice-President of Services and Program Innovation, ACCES Employment
Sue Sadler is Senior Vice-President of Services and Program Innovation at ACCES Employment, specializing in the design and impact measurement of workforce development programming. She also developed MyPlan, a career pathway process for jobseekers.
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Mohja Alia

Manager of Employment and Bridging, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
Mohja Alia, Manager, Employment and Bridging Programs at ISANS, oversees programs to support immigrants in Nova Scotia and pre-arrival. Mohja believes in diversity, inclusion and innovation to support immigrants in becoming integrated into Canadian society.

Wednesday February 3, 2021 13:45 - 14:15 EST