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HEADLINEProvince expands pandemic pay increases to more front-line workers including paramedics, public health nurses
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Toronto Star
DATE
Apr 29, 2020
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The province has expanded the $4 an hour pay increase to more front-line workers combating COVID-19. Paramedics, public health nurses and addictions and mental health workers in hospitals and congregate care settings, and respiratory therapists will now be eligible to receive the expanded pandemic pay. The pandemic pay was initially announced Saturday and eligible workers included staff working in long-term care and retirement homes, emergency shelters, supportive housing, social services congregate care settings, corrections institutions and youth justice facilities, home and community care providers, and some staff in hospitals.>> COVID-19-related; Health care; Nursing

HEADLINECare homes across Canada desperate for staff amid COVID-19 outbreak turn to librarians, museum workers
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Apr 02, 2020
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Bruce County’s effort to turn librarians into nursing-home aides is just one example of the ways governments and the owners of long-term care and retirement facilities are scrambling to find extra staff as the new coronavirus sweeps through homes for seniors, sickening some front-line caregivers and frightening others away. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Personal care.

HEADLINENursing home finds ‘amazing’ new hires at refugee camp in Kenya
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CBC
DATE
Feb 21, 2020
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A Nova Scotia nursing home believes it's found part of the solution to a staff shortage: It looked for candidates at a Kenyan refugee camp and has extended 11 job offers. >> Nursing

HEADLINELearning more about how Syrian refugees are faring in London, Calgary and Fredericton
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CBC
DATE
Jan 16, 2019
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A four-year study is underway to learn more about how Syrian refugees are settling in Canada. The research began in 2017 by Western University nursing professor, Abe Oudshoorn.

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December 18, 2020
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