How can you become an ally to newcomers?

Notes & Ideas

  • Look Beyond immigration status and connect with the person

  • Newcomer - be open to get involved with Community.

  • Give feedback about your experience contribute Solutions.

  • Employer -small-medium business need support to provide for newcomers.

  • Community - coordinating between employers to develop resources.

  • Start with individuals. Be curious with good intent.

  • Education of benefits to their Community.

  • Start with yourself get involved.

  • Encourage others to get involved. Be deliberate about your engagement.


  • How newcomers get information about services?

  • How to support employers to encourage their employees to engage / develop resources.


  • Buddy system to welcome newcomers.

  • Tool with list of services.

  • Be more curious as opposed to offering help.

  • Put yourself out there (newcomer and local.)

  • Education cultural competency.

Take Aways

Be deliberate. Be open. Be curious. Be Innovative. Be brave.