The Network offers three online services with several more in development—workshops addressing issues identified by private sponsors, problem-solving through information exchangeand sharing information on up-to-date resources and research.


Since 2016, we have offered over 12 workshops chosen to meet immediate need around issues of culture, accommodation, health and well being, employment, education, ESL, among others. Participants have appreciated the practical tips, expert advice and counsel, and input from individuals with lived experience.  They came to the event with questions and went home with answers. They avoided pitfalls, accessed new ideas and new resources.


Our 2021 series of two-hour, online workshops include:

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10:00 am — 12:00 noon

Developing Employment Strategies in a Post Pandemic World

  • Two-hour online workshop – sharpen your skills
  • Learn more about the big picture, changes in developing strategies, finding opportunities and building networks.
  • Join a break-out room following the workshop to connect, learn and share

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10:00 am – 12 noon

The Road to Citizenship for Newcomers

  • Two-hour online workshop to learn how to raise the discussion
  • What are the barriers and incentives and where are the resources?
  • Join a break-out room following the workshop to connect, learn and share

We share specific information with Network participants through regular emails. When you have something that might benefit others, you are encouraged to send it to, and we will pass the information along to members. We send you information of interest as often as we receive it, highlighting upcoming events or the latest research.


If you are looking for a mentor, or someone who has direct experience with a specific challenge you are facing, let us know by sending an email to  We will do our best to connect you with a member who can help.