New Hire Portal

ClaudiaR New Hire Portal

Welcome to CultureLink’s New Hire Portal!!

We are excited to have you join our team! This New Hire Portal has been designed to provide newly hired employees with the necessary information and resources to guarantee a successful on-boarding experience. The purpose of this process is to align new employees with CultureLink’s culture, vision, mission and values and to facilitate new employees’ integration and connection with the organization and its staff members.

Please follow each one of the links below to learn more about us and the resources that are available for you at CultureLink. This is a mandatory process that will be overseen and assessed by your manager, the Financial and the HR department.

New Hired Forms:

Please fill out the New Hired Forms and submit them to your program manager the first day of work:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Claudia Rivera at or Raj Chakrawarti at

Employee Handbook:

Read our Employee Handbook & Annexes A/Annexes B and be familiar with our vision, mission, values, history, HR & Financial matters, as well as administrative basic procedures and Health and Safety basics. Be prepared to ask for questions on your first day!

CultureLink’s Bylaws and HR Policy:

Read our Bylaws and  HR Policy.

The purpose of the HR policy is to promote and encourage a co-operative and harmonious relationship between the employer (the Board of Directors of CultureLink Settlement Services) and its employees (the Executive Director and the rest of the staff).

The HR Policy has been designed to give both employees and the Board a helpful, concise, and clear description of the working partnership within which both parties operate, as people who share a deep concern for the well-being of newcomers.

Collective Agreement:

The purpose of this agreement is to establish and maintain collective bargaining relations between the Employer and its employees; to provide machinery for the prompt and equitable disposition of grievances and to establish and maintain mutually satisfactory working relationships and conditions for all employees who are subject to the provisions of this agreement. A representative of the Union will contact you soon; if you have any questions pertaining this agreement please contact a Union representative (Ajith Aluthwatta at or Kristin Schwartz at

Please find the Collective Agreement (CA) here

Health and Safety Policy

Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps:

This training introduces the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety. Find the module here. Complete the course and print your certificate for your HR files. This is a mandatory training.

Relevant Policies

Social Justice and Anti-Oppression Policy

IT Policy

Media Relations Policy

Finance Policy

Fundraising Policy

Accessibility Policy

Volunteers & Students Policy