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Thursday, November 26, 2020
Temitope Abiagom

Temitope Abiagom

Temitope Abiagom has extensive experience in program development, evaluation and community work. She has a background in social work and education administration. She works as part of a collaborative health care team at the North End Community Health Centre in Halifax. She is the founder of the Immigrant Parents Network, a support group for newcomer and immigrant parents in Canada. She is also a co-founder of Helping Hands Project, a grassroots initiative that provides access to education for out-of-school children in Nigeria. She is currently completing her Master of Social Work at Dalhousie University. Her MSW thesis focuses on the social nature of work and connects the experiences of immigrant youth in the workplace to social inclusion.
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DiversityStudents & Youth

The importance of workplace belonging for immigrant youth

Immigrant youth are an important source of talent to Canada and increasingly a vital strategy for redressing Canada’s aging workforce. According to Statistics Canada (2017), young people ages 18–29 account...