Cross Cultural Community Development Program


The Occupational Health Centre works with a variety of cultural communities in Manitoba to increase their capacity around workplace health and safety through a Train the Trainer Program.

Community trainers trained by OHC provide workshops and individual assistance in their first languages for workers from the following cultural communities:

  • Afghani
  • Bhutanese
  • Burundi
  • Chinese
  • Colombian
  • Congolese
  • Eritrean
  • Ethiopian
  • Filipino
  • Indian (Hindi-speaking)
  • Iraqi
  • Karen (Burma)
  • Punjabi
  • Latin American (Spanish-speaking)
  • Nepali
  • Nigerian
  • Somali
  • Sudanese (North & South)
  • Syrian
  • Vietnamese
  • Ukranian
  • Yazidi

Community workshops help you learn about your rights for a healthy and safe workplace and where you can go for help if you have a health or safety problem at work.  One-on-One counselling is also available for injured workers from newcomer communities.

Check out these videos on workplace health & safety for the Ethiopian, Punjabi and Eritrean communities!

Videos produced by Media Circus.Tv in cooperation with the Occupational Health Centre and members of the Punjabi and Eritrean communities.

Ethiopian video produced by Smart Productions in cooperation with the Occupational Health Centre and members of the Ethiopian Community.

For more information or to arrange a workshop in your community, call Geetha at 204-926-7908

This program is financially supported by Immigration, Refugees and Citzenship Canada.

Funding for this program in the Westman Region is provided by the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba.


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