Cultural Competency Training

Between 2011 and 2016 Canada's population increased by 1.7 million. Contributing largely to this increase were around 1 million  immigrants. Meaning two in every three new Canadians come from abroad.

As immigration to New Brunswick increases, our workplaces are becoming more diverse. It is more likely today to have a co-worker, client or business partner from another country with a different cultural background. This presents both new opportunities and new challenges.

To maximize the benefits of a diverse workplace we have to understand the underpinning cultural differences of newcomers. This is what the Cultural Competency Training from the Saint John Newcomers Centre seeks to achieve.

About the facilitator:

William Tarr is originally from Liberia, and so far has lived in four countries on four different continents. He facilitated many Cultural Competency sessions for various organizations and community groups in New Brunswick.

Apart from being a licensed trainer, William brings to the sessions his personal experience from living in different parts of the world, and his story of successfully settling down in Saint John.

“The Cultural Competency Training offered by Saint John Newcomers Centre provided an excellent opportunity to enhance intercultural awareness and knowledge of the various cultures residing within our School District. William’s personal experience was instrumental in providing practical tips to create a more welcoming environment for our students and families.” – says Lynn MacDonald, Newcomer & International Student Coordinator at Anglophone South School District, New Brunswick.


If you want to better understand your new co-workers, business partners and clients, 
sign up for the Cultural Competency Training with 
William Tarr,, tel. 506.642.1201

William Tarr

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