Knowledge Mobilization for Settlement

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Most Recent Blog Posts

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WES Weekly Roundup July 3, 2024
By: WES
Posted on: July 3, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Using Twitter to investigate discourse on immigration, With dipping study permit approval rates for international students, Canada may not meet its reduced target, Foreign workers in Canada: Differences in the transition to permanent residency across work permit programs, Higher share of foreign workers have made transition to permanent residency in recent years: report.
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Cybersecurity & Data Protection in the Settlement and Integration sector - Atlantic Region (webinar recording)
Posted on: July 3, 2024
Organized by ARAISA and the Société Nationale de l’Acadie (SNA) these May 2024 Cybersecurity and Data Protection webinars aim to raise awareness of privacy and data security principles, focusing on safeguarding client information and complying with provincial privacy laws. Both webinars are useful for all. Part 2 covers specific Atlantic region legal frameworks.
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WES Weekly Roundup June 26, 2024
By: WES
Posted on: June 26, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Ottawa split on plan to let undocumented migrants apply to stay in Canada, Immigration Minister Miller says, Population projections: Canada, provinces and territories, 2023 to 2073, British Columbia makes Entrepreneur Regional Pilot Program permanent, Court grants Trudeau government extension to fix ‘lost Canadians’ citizenship rules — with a catch.
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Most Recent Publications

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Equity in the Broader Settlement Sector - Addressing Systemic Racism and Digital Equity across the Settlement Journey (2024)
Posted on: June 24, 2024
This research examined how racialized newcomers experience information and communication technologies (ICTs) during their settlement journey in Canada, focusing on digital equity and systemic racism. The study aimed to explore the intersection of systemic racism and digital inequity and to identify policies and practices that can support racialized newcomers more effectively.
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Developing targeted technology standards for Avenue language instructors, programs, and learners - An initiative of New Language Solutions (2024)
Posted on: June 24, 2024
This research is about developing targeted technology standards for language instructors, programs, and learners using the Avenue platform for adult newcomer language instruction in Canada. It focuses on creating standards specific to the Canadian settlement language sector rather than using broader existing standards.
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Digital Nomads: Toward a Future Research Agenda (2023)
Posted on: May 16, 2024
The research examines the phenomenon of digital nomadism, a movement where workers, often from developed countries, adopt a mobile lifestyle enabled by technology, allowing them to work remotely from various international locations. The study explores the characteristics, motivations, and implications of digital nomadism, particularly for migration scholars, the future of work, and the social contract between citizens and the nation-state​.
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Most Recent Good Ideas in Settlement & Inclusion

Shared Digital Guides - nonprofits share how they use digital tools to run their services and operations
Practitioners:
Posted on: November 7, 2023
Shared Digital Guides is a Catalyst initiative, contributed by CAST in the UK. Organizations share guides to how they use digital tools to run their services and operations. Even better, you can to copy, replicate, and learn from what they've done.
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Serving international students almost seamlessly in a sector that's typically told not to
Practitioners:
Posted on: August 1, 2023
International Student Connect provides International Students with an authoritative information source along with connections in their community where they can get needed help and support. That alone makes it useful. But it is its first steps towards seamless information delivery in our sector that makes it very promising.
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Evaluating your hybrid services, there's a toolkit for that
Posted on: May 29, 2023
The YMCA of the National Capital Region’s project, Wired: Evaluating Settlement Online (WESO), is a research-based program that addresses the challenges/barriers that service providers and newcomer clients face in delivering/using remote and hybrid services. The project is uncovering evidence-based practices that Settlement Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) find promising in delivering remote/hybrid services and engaging clients, creating a toolkit/framework and resources for SPOs to evaluate the effectiveness of your service delivery and adapt your models accordingly to improve services, and creating a network of knowledge and promising practice sharing.
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