Programs & Services

Cross Cultural Development Program

The Occupational Health Centre works with a variety of cultural communities in Manitoba to increase their capacity around workplace health and safety through a Train the Trainer Program.

Community trainers trained by OHC provide workshops and individual assistance in their first languages for workers from the following cultural communities:

  • Afghan
  • Bhutanese
  • Brazilian
  • Burundi
  • Chinese
  • Congolese
  • Colombian
  • East Indian
  • Eritrean
  • Ethiopian
  • Filipino
  • Karen
  • Iraqi
  • Nepali
  • Nigerian
  • Punjabi

  • Salvadorian
  • Somali
  • North Sudanese
  • South Sudanese
  • Syrian
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • Yazidi

Community workshops help you learn about your rights for a healthy and safe workplace and where you can go for help if you have a health or safety problem at work. One-on-One counselling is also available for injured workers from newcomer communities.

Communities Are Partners is a report documenting the 20-year history and impact of OHC’s work with newcomer and migrant communities by Dorothy Wigmore and published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in October 2020. A background companion report features a related literature review.

For more information or to arrange a workshop in your community, contact Geetha.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Trainer, more information is available here.

Check out these videos on workplace health & safety for the EthiopianPunjabi and Eritrean communities!

Videos produced by Media Circus.Tv in cooperation with the Occupational Health Centre and members of the Punjabi and Eritrean communities.

Ethiopian video produced by Smart Productions in cooperation with the Occupational Health Centre and members of the Ethiopian Community.