Newcomer populations

Welcoming newcomers

Canada has a proud history of welcoming newcomers. More and more, we are a nation composed of a multitude of cultures and languages. Newcomers to Canada, however, can experience challenges that affect their health– including being able to access culturally appropriate services and find familiar foods. to Underemployment is another challenge many newcomers face.

Where can you go for more information?

Health Nexus resources

Resource Catalogue: From Risk to Resilience - Connecting the Dots on South Asians and Stroke

Resource Catalogue: From Risk to Resilience
Connecting the Dots on South Asians and Stroke
 (PDF)
A catalogue of stroke resources ranging from general resources to geographically and culturally specific resources.

Stroke Facts for South Asians

Stroke Facts for South Asians (PDF)

Giving Birth in a New Land

Giving Birth in a New Land
A guide for women new to Canada and their families. 2014. Available in many languages.

Giving Birth in a New Land – Strategies for Service Providers Working with Newcomers (PDF)

Giving Birth in a New Land – Strategies for Service Providers Working with Newcomers (PDF)

A Healthy Start for Baby and Me. Revised 2012 (PDF)

A Healthy Start for Baby and Me. Revised 2016 (PDF)
This low literacy prenatal book includes information about prenatal care, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, pregnancy, labour and birth, postpartum period, infant safety and early infant care.

 

Other resources

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