January 28 | First Aid & CPR Information Session | Please note that the First Aid & CPR information session scheduled for January 28 at the Saint John Free Public Library will only be offered from 10:00am to 11:30am.

January 29 | Early Pool Closure: Please note that both pools will close at 9:00 pm on Wednesday, January 29, for regularly scheduled cleaning. They will re-open at 5:30 am on Thursday morning.

Monday: Open Gym/PARE Test | Please note that PARE testing will take place in the Full Gym from 1:00 - 3:00pm every other Monday beginning January 20th. At this time the Gym is reserved for PARE testing only.

Working cross-culturally is still a new thing in Saint John and New Brunswick.  As our customers and co-workers continue to come from other countries, the ability to relate and work effectively across cultures will increase in importance. Working and relating effectively across cultures is known as “Cultural Competency" (cultural awareness, cultural intelligence or CQ). Employers who invest in the training and tools that will enable them to work more effectively across cultures will fuel innovation and performance. 

Cultural differences may manifest themselves in communication style, situational interpretation, or workplace conduct.  How will you know if a misunderstanding is not culturally rooted if you’re not seeking to grow your Cultural Competency?

New Brunswick has opened its doors to all immigrants, whether they come through refugee channels or choose to move here. New Brunswick and Saint John are becoming more diverse. Increasingly skilled immigrants from China, the Middle East, and other places are purposely choosing which countries they’d like to immigrate to for work or study. 

The good news is, Canada is on their list! Let’s make New Brunswick, and Saint John, a destination of choice.

We’ve provided Cultural Competency training to a cross-section of private and public stakeholders in the community.

We are committed to delivering high quality and customizable training.

CQ Resources and Materials


Read more about global statistics on diversity and immigration.



Understanding the moments that reflect Cultural Competency.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Cultural Competency? Who needs cultural training?

For more information contact:

Chris Squire | Social Inclusion Facilitator | 506-646-2387 | c.squire@saintjohny.ca