Knowledge Mobilization for Settlement
Articles, webinar recordings, thoughts, research summaries, and good ideas in settlement and inclusion.
Making information more accessible for you to use in your work.
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Posted on: May 30, 2023
In this useful overview, WholeWhale, a U.S.-based a certified B Corp digital agency that leverages web data and technology to increase impact, provides a number of practical tools you can start investigating and using in your work.
Posted on: May 29, 2023
Being ready for digital maturity, hybrid services, service evaluation, and the growth of AI tools and processes means understanding your organization's state of data maturity. The UK-based Data Maturity Framework by DataKind and Data Orchard is a self-assessment tool to help charities better understand and alleviate the challenges of incorporating data into their efforts.
Posted on: May 24, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: National Scorecard on Canada’s Growth and Prosperity, Quality of Work of Canada’s Contingent Workforce, ‘Game changer’: Ontario engineers remove Canadian work experience requirement for immigrants, They worked with Canada. But Ottawa denies it owes these Afghans quick help, and more.
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Posted on: May 27, 2023
In this study, the authos evaluate the performance of several widely-used GPT detectors using writing samples from native and non-native English writers. Their findings reveal that these detectors consistently misclassify non-native English writing samples as AI-generated, whereas native writing samples are accurately identified.
Posted on: May 26, 2023
This report outlines that, while multilingual language models show promise as a tool for content analysis, they also face key limitations. Language models in general, and multilingual language models in particular, may allow for the creation of exciting new technologies. An effort to increase access to online services in multiple languages will certainly be a step in the right direction. They may even help to open up different opportunities and access to information for people who speak one of the many languages that are currently rarely supported by online services.
Posted on: March 15, 2023
The articles in this edition of Canadian Diversity should provide you with some inspiration and ideas. You should want to learn more about the projects and research. Hopefully they will encourage you to share what you’re working on.
Most Recent Good Ideas in Settlement & Inclusion
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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.
Posted on: March 24, 2023
In this project, Norquest College developed a series of self-assessment tools to streamline access to services in the settlement sector. The resources have also been designed to help measure digital literacy skills among newcomers, settlement service practitioners and LINC instructors.
Posted on: February 4, 2023
The Arrival Advisor app, created by PeaceGeeks, provides information and services Newcomers need to settle, such as finding a job, learning English, connecting with local community, and more.