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Healthy Living: Promoting Health and Safety in Immigrant Communities

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Note timezone: July 24 (North America), July 25 (New Zealand/Australia) Free  

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Cities of Migration Learning Exchange series

Healthy Living: Promoting Health and Safety in Immigrant Communities

When (check your timezone):
July 24  in North America
4:00 pm PDT Vancouver, San Francisco
7:00 pm EDT  Toronto, New York

July 25  in New Zealand, Australia
9:00 am EST Melbourne, Sydney
11:00 am NZST Auckland

Learn about innovative health and safety initiatives in Auckland and Vancouver that promote healthy living through community education and accessible programming that ensures new immigrants and their families are safe, sound, and empowered to seek solutions for their personal well-being.

Featured Good Ideas

  • In Auckland, WaterSafe Auckland (WAI) established the New Settler Water Safety Reference Group to address the over-representation of the migrant population in the regional drowning statistics. Their multi-lingual programme of community education initiatives mainstreams cultural interests alongside issues like drowning prevention, water safety promotion and public education.
  • In Vancouver, the Diversity Health Fair is a free community event that brings together representatives and volunteers from ethnic communities across the city to provide health care information to new immigrants in fun and easy to access ways. The focus of the fair is accessible information that promotes public health; its goal is too empower multicultural communities to safeguard their health and well-being through greater awareness and participation.
  • Making it work for you! Find out how these good practices could be replicated or adapted by your organization or in your own 'city of migration.'


  • Lynn Moran, Executive Director, AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Societies & Service Agencies), Vancouver, Canada
  • Stacey Willcox, Drowning Prevention Coordinator, WaterSafe Auckland, New Zealand

Technical Requirements: No cost to participate. You will need a computer with internet access and a landline telephone. Pre-test System Requirements (may require Flash Player 10.0 to run system testing).

Have questions about Healthy Living: Promoting Health and Safety in Immigrant Communities? Contact Cities of Migration


Cities of Migration

Cities of Migration showcases good ideas in immigrant integration and promotes innovative practices that create inclusion and urban prosperity. A project of the Global Diversity Exchange (GDX) at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University.

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