Cross Cultural Community Development Program

Cross-Cultural-Community-Development

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.

Communities Are Partners, 2020 is a report documenting the 20 year history and impact of OHC’s work with newcomer and migrant communities by Dorothy Wigmore and published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. A background companion report features a related literature review.

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 Citizenship Canada.

 

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Dec 1st OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation - Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Date:
Dec 01, 2020 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation – Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Presented by: Geoffrey Thompson, OHN, Occupational Health Centre

The year 2020 has brought with it a host of rapid, destabilizing changes to workplaces across Canada. Due to ongoing public health restrictions, many workplaces were forced to send many of their staff home to work remotely. The ramifications of these changes on workplace culture, productivity and well-being are only now beginning to be fully understood. Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increase in job-related social isolation, disengagement and mental illness and there appears to be no end in sight. What’s required is a careful, intentional joint assessment on the part of employers, workers and stakeholders to fully understand root causes and to acknowledge the degree to which each factor can be controlled. With knowledge comes empowerment and opportunities to learn and grow both personally and organizationally. Join us as we attempt to unravel the complicated web of concerns surrounding “remote work” and identify where we can target our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of all workers.

In this session we will:

  • Dive into the myriad of challenges related to remote working in 2020 – the good, the bad, and the barely tolerable
  • Describe psychosocial factors that may contribute to negative outcomes associated with remote working especially those leading to poor mental health
  • Identify personal strategies that will help to reframe, rethink and react constructively during periods of crisis and sudden change
  • Build on group/organizational strategies that promote psychological support and compassion in the workplace

Register your attendance by Nov 27th, clicking this link: Register Dec 1st Session

The login information for the session will be sent out after your registration.