Health

SETTLEMENT WORKERS NEED TO HAVE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TO SUPPORT IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES AND CONNECT THEM WITH THE APPROPRIATE SERVICES.

International review: Strategies to support ethno-cultural and linguistic diversity for seniors

Growing ethno-cultural and linguistic diversity among older population groups is an experience shared by countries of immigration like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (U.K.), and the United States (U.S.). These international jurisdictions have introduced a range of national-level or provincial/state-level strategies to address the evolving needs of diverse older populations in their health and social care systems; ranging from the provision of linguistically appropriate resources to enhancing cultural competency of the health and social care workforce.

8 ways for employers to “take every reasonable precaution” during a pandemic

Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act says that employers and supervisors should “take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker.” This is known as the general duty clause, but what it means in an uncertain period such as during a pandemic is a question many employers have been asking WSPS.

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