Free workshop for francophone newcomers to focus on cultural diversity in the workplace

CHARLOTTETOWN – Feb. 5, 2018 – All French-speaking newcomers and other interested people are invited to a free supper and workshop on « Cultural Diversity on the Workplace » Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4:30-9 p.m. at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean at 5 Acadian Drive, Charlottetown.

Lori-Ann Cyr, president of Diversis (a firm of immigration experts from New Brunswick), explains that this training session will reinforce the economic integration abilities of francophone newcomers, including participants in RDÉE PEI’s LIENS project.

At the end of the session, participants should be better informed and equipped to:

  • More fully comprehend the culture of the PEI workplace and business world;
  • Recognize the different cultural components as well as the qualities and skills required to successfully integrate themselves into the local economy;
  • Identify available opportunities for economic integration;
  • Showcase their own strengths and work on their weaknesses;
  • Work more efficiently in a Canadian professional context.

« This training will be based on an interactive, participatory and practical approach, using adult-education principles: case studies, role playing, sharing of information and experience, etc., » explains the trainer. « As well, a kit will be handed out to participants to help them apply and deepen their newly acquired knowledge and skills. »

This workshop is being offered by the LIENS project (Linking economic immigration to our successes). A babysitting service will be provided as needed.

To register by Feb. 12, contact Josée Ouellette at or 902-854-3439, Ext. 228. The number of spots is limited so those who are interested are urged to sign up as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed.


CUTLINE: Lori-Ann Cyr, president of Diversis.

For more information:
Chérine Stévula
LIENS project coordinator
902-370-7333, Ext. 404