WUSC Regional Meeting Slides (Feb. 15, 2014)

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Information about WUSC Regional Meeting Slides (Feb. 15, 2014)

Published on February 15, 2014

Author: LindzMarsh



Here is a short slideshow presentation for the Feb. 15th WUSC Regional meeting in Vancouver, including links to potential employers and job search strategies.

I hope you find it helpful in your job search. All the best!
Lindsay Marsh

WUSC Regional Meeting Transferring WUSC skills to the job market Presented by: Lindsay Marsh, AMSSA Cycling4Diversity SIETAR BC

Acknowledgement of the ancestral, traditional territory of the Coast Salish People: the Squamish, Musqueam & TsleilWaututh nations “Let us find a way to belong to this time and place together. Our future, and the well-being of all our children rests with the kind of relationships we build today.” Chief Dr. Robert Joseph

Icebreaker Diversity Scavenger Hunt

Overview • Multiculturalism Policy • Immigrant settlement and integration • The field of Diversity & Inclusion (D&) • Intercultural Communication “Creating welcoming communities requires the participation of all sectors of the society”

Respect for All Respect for All Ages Respect for All Abilities Respect for All Socioeconomic Backgrounds Respect for All Sexual Orientations Respect for All Genders Cultures / Ethnicities Respect for All Appearances Respect for All Faiths / Religions Respect for All Family Types

Tips • Highlight your diverse background and intercultural competencies • Contract work common in non-profit sector, but loyalty shown to employees • Consider the type of person you are, work style • Look for free training, dialogues, and leadership skills development!

Job Opportunities B.C. Non-profits like AMSSA, the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC, a provincial umbrella non-profit agency with 75 member agencies that serve immigrants and multicultural communities Canada-wide non-profits like the Canadian Institute of Diversity & Inclusion (CIDI) Educational institutions like your schools! All levels of government like EmbraceBC, Provincial Private Sector, Social Enterprises •Search Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers

Job Types Community Development / Engagement Program Coordinator / Manager Communications Specialist, Marketing Manager Event Planner Director of Development, Fundraising Strategist Volunteer Manager Writer, Researcher Social Media Strategist, Online Community Manager Web Designer Specific to the Non-profit Immigrant Settlement Sector: Settlement Counsellor, Employment Counsellor, Settlement Worker in Schools, Family Support Worker, Youth Worker

Job Search • • • • • Go to events and job fairs Volunteer! Join a Boards of Directors Become an individual member of organizations, ie. SIETAR BC Ask for informational interviews Tell your networks you’re looking! “Use every opportunity for networking!” Websites to check regularly: • AMSSA Job Board: • Charity Village:

Job Search, continued • • • • • Brand yourself Follow influential leaders Blog or tweet about your interests Search key words Leverage LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs Do you have any other tips or strategies that have worked well for you?


Upcoming Events Thank you! Stay in Touch! Contact me!

Websites B.C. Non-profits AMSSA is the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC, a provincial umbrella non-profit agency with 75 member agencies that serve immigrants and multicultural communities. | Job / Volunteer Board: In Metro Vancouver: Association of Neighbourhood Houses: Burnaby Multicultural Society: ISSofBC: MOSAIC: Pacific Community Resources Society: SUCCESS: YWCA: YMCA: In Surrey: DIVERSECity Community Resources Society: In the Fraser Valley: Abbotsford Community Services Society: Mission Community Services Society: In Victoria: Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA): In Nanaimo: Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS): In the Okanagan: Kelowna Community Resources Society: In B.C.’s North: Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (IMSS): Canada-wide Non-profits Canadian Institute of Diversity & Inclusion (CIDI) Canadian Red Cross

Websites Educational Institutions UBC: SFU: Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Royal Roads University: UVIC: Douglas College: Levels of Government Municipal: City of Vancouver: Metro Vancouver has over 1200 employees dedicated to serving the entire region and “creating a sustainable future.” Provincial: EmbraceBC encourages a culture of inclusion that accepts and embraces difference by promoting multiculturalism and eliminating racism. WelcomeBC helps ensure new British Columbians are able to settle, gain employment, become active members of their communities BC Public Service Careers: Federal: Citizenship and Immigration Canada: Private Sector Vancity prides itself on an inclusive work environment. They “believe in rewarding innovation, supporting diversity, and making a positive impact—socially, economically, and environmentally.” Note: Search Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, BC / Canada’s Top Employers The Best Employers for New Canadians:

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