Pioneer in the field of immigration, Centre social d’aide aux immigrants (CSAI) offers various services to newcomers. In addition to front-line services, CSAI contributes in the development of a network of ethnic organizations. CSAI also works towards raising awareness, promoting openness as a form of social responsibility, and welcoming our new compatriots.

A three hour workshop dedicated to the exploration of nonverbal communication in the context of preparing for a job interview was delivered to a dozen participants at CSAI. Active discussion, hands-on techniques and role play were used to highlight nonverbal communication as well as body language. Finally, social media and personal online profiles were brought to the forefront in illustrating the active nonverbal communication on the Internet. Understanding the benefits of social media and discussing the utility of personal profiles and social media were at the forefront of the group exercises in this section of the workshop.