Media Stories

HEADLINE
MEDIA
DATE
EXCERPT
HEADLINEChallenges & Opportunities: Staffing Struggles
MEDIA
Hotelier
DATE
Jul 04, 2019
EXCERPT

The convergence of a shrinking labour force and exploding tourism has produced a unique scene for Canadian hotels. Traditional labour pools are deserts now, drained of the human resources that used to stock hotel front-desk, restaurant and housekeeping workforces. >> Hospitality

HEADLINEImmigrant Goes From Busboy To Hotel General Manager In Seven Years
MEDIA
Forbes
DATE
Feb 01, 2019
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Henry Kallan is one of the world's most innovative hoteliers with a true rags-to-riches story. His parents lost everything when the Communists took over in Hungary. Speaking no English, he immigrated to America at age 20 and found a job paying $1.56 an hour before landing his first hotel job as a busboy. Today, Kallan's hotel collection includes Hotel X Toronto. >> Hospitality

HEADLINERefugee-staffed meal service aims to bring Syrian food to new Toronto neighbourhoods (CBC, Nov 4/18).
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Nov 04, 2018
EXCERPT

A made-in-Toronto project that began as "a small gesture of hospitality" for Syrian refugee families is hoping to expand its reach across the city this month. >> Catering

HEADLINEHoteliers get millions to hire newcomers
MEDIA
Canadian HR Reporter
DATE
Aug 08, 2018
EXCERPT

Canada's hoteliers recently received a boost from the federal government to help them integrate more newcomers into the $41.2-billion-per-year industry. >> Hospitality

HEADLINENon-profit social enterprise taps into culinary knowledge of new Canadians
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Feb 17, 2018
EXCERPT

EthniCity catering, a non-profit social enterprise run by Calgary's Centre for Newcomers, taps into the culinary knowledge of new Canadians, turning their cooking skills into a business, while helping prepare them to work in the food and hospitality industry. >> Catering; Caterer; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE
MEDIA
Conde Nast Traveler
DATE
Feb 14, 2017
EXCERPT

What at first seemed like a worthy charity project has become a thriving business. >> Hospitality

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Khaleej Times
DATE
May 28, 2016
EXCERPT

It wants to set an example for Austria and Europe as a whole, by employing refugees and asylum seekers and proving they can be integrated into society. >> Hospitality

HEADLINEBaltimore hotel welcomes refugees – as employees (UNHCR, Feb 18/11)
MEDIA
UNHCR
DATE
Feb 18, 2011
EXCERPT

A programme to provide jobs and career opportunities to refugees resettled in the United States city of Baltimore is paying dividends for one employer. >> Hospitality

Programs & Events

Sectors:
Food preparation and service, Hospitality, Restaurant
Type:
Entrepreneurship, Training for those experiencing barriers, Women
Organizers:
Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre
Location(s):
GTA-Central, GTA-East, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
Not specified
Sectors:
All
Type:
Job search, Training for those experiencing barriers, Training with newcomer focus, Women
Organizers:
Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre
Location(s):
GTA-Central, GTA-East, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
Not specified