Knowledge Mobilization for Settlement

Articles, webinar recordings, thoughts, research summaries, and good ideas in settlement and inclusion.
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Digging into Disinformation - elearning module for Newcomers (part of NorQuest College's WebSafe project)
Posted on: May 22, 2022
NorQuest College created these elearning modules as SCORM packages which you can link to or embed on your websites and Learning Management Systems (LMS). On this page, I have embedded their Module 3 Unit 2: Digging Into Disinformation, to show you how you could embed a module into one of your web pages.
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Technology for refugees, by refugees (session recording)
Posted on: May 17, 2022
Joséphine Goube, former CEO of Techfugees, imagines the next 40 years through the activities of Techfugees and how climate change, migration, and technologies will intersect in our near future.
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Digital Leadership - digital skills, literacy and capacity (webinar recording)
Posted on: May 16, 2022
This online seminar recording, from 26 April 2022, explores that role and how UK-based heritage leaders can support and encourage the development of the digital skills and literacies of the people within their organsiations.
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Most Recent Publications

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Technology-Enabled Innovations in the Skills and Employment Ecosystem (2020)
Posted on: May 17, 2022
This paper outlines places where technology can provide or is providing innovative approaches in the skills and employment ecosystem. It also details the ways in which technology can address the skills gap, including its potential for enhancing skills development and helping organizations improve and adapt.
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The Sisyphean Cycle of Technology Panics (2020)
Posted on: May 17, 2022
This article highlights how the Sisyphean cycle of technology panics stymies psychology’s positive role in steering technological change and the pervasive need for improved research and policy approaches to new technologies.
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Information and Communication Technology in Migration - A Framework for Applications, Customization, and Research (2022)
Posted on: May 17, 2022
This paper addresses the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in migration governance, support, and experience with particular attention to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, social media, and virtual reality.
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Most Recent Good Ideas in Settlement & Inclusion

Doing Research with Newcomers - ensuring it is meaningful and inclusive - two women of colour at a computer
Doing Research with Newcomers - ensuring it is meaningful and inclusive
Posted on: January 6, 2022
This guide was developed by the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC). It is based on a report conducted in partnership with McMaster University Research Shop. This Good Idea complements and is related to Ethical Considerations in Research with People in Situations of Forced Migration.
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Digital Navigators - a vital emerging role in your organization? - 2 black youth helping senior use tablet
Digital Navigators - a vital emerging role in your organization?
Posted on: December 9, 2021
Since the pandemic started, many organizations have pivoted possibilities and options to create digital specialist roles. These new positions were filled by admin staff or settlement practitioners whose roles changed to incorporate digital support and orientation for both clients and colleagues. Digital Navigators are emerging as an essential role in the Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector and in the future of a hybrid service delivery model.
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Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience
Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience
Posted on: November 5, 2021
The CIO Strategy Council, Tamarack Institute, and NTEN, alongside numerous collaborators, have been working on the possible creation of a Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience. The goal is to equip nonprofits with the talent, tools, and processes to thrive in a digital and data-driven world.
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