Knowledge Mobilization for Settlement

Articles, webinar recordings, thoughts, research summaries, and good ideas in settlement and inclusion.
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Most Recent Blog Posts

A Decade In Digital: 10 Years of the #GlobalDigitalReports Series (webinar recording) - man and woman looking at smartphone together
A Decade In Digital: 10 Years of the #GlobalDigitalReports Series (webinar recording)
Posted on: December 3, 2021
On November 30, 2021, Simon Kemp celebrated a decade of the Global Digital Reports series with a lighthearted #NerdStream. He shared some of the stats and trends that have stood out for him over the past 10 years, and answered questions about the numbers, as well as how they produce the reports.
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Data visualization - top source countries of Immigrants to Canada - data of immigration source countries in background
Data visualization - top source countries of Immigrants to Canada
Posted on: December 3, 2021
Data is useful. But it's also sometimes just numbers. What's the story, if any, behind reams of numbers and statistics? Iris Sun shows how immigration source country data can come alive in simple ways (thanks to Nick Noorani for sharing). In these data visualizations, trends immediately jump out at you. She's made the data interesting and accessible.
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Futures of Settlement - information session (webinar recording) - black girl in front of computer talking to someone
Futures of Settlement - information session (webinar recording)
Posted on: December 3, 2021
This December 2, 2021 event was an invitation to share what it would look like if you could wave a magic wand and change the way we meet the needs of Newcomers and to shift the way your organization, funder, sector are serving Newcomers now. We are imagining a new way for our sector to come together and imagine equitable futures. We call this community the Futures of Settlement.
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Most Recent Publications

Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence in Migration and Mobility: Transnational Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021)
Posted on: November 29, 2021
This paper argues that recent changes brought about by COVID-19 highlight that computational advances need to incorporate human rights throughout design and development stages, extending well beyond technical feasibility. This also extends beyond tech company references to inclusivity and transparency and requires analysis of systemic risks to migration and mobility regimes arising from advances in AI and related technologies.
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Migration and Resilience in Urban Canada - Why Social Resilience, Why Now (2021) - two racialized women walking their bikes in the city
Migration and Resilience in Urban Canada - Why Social Resilience, Why Now (2021)
Posted on: November 27, 2021
Drawing on an extensive review of recent literature about resilience and integration, this paper evaluates a social resilience approach to the integration of newcomers in Canadian cities. The authors advocate a social resilience approach that acknowledges how institutions of all types play critical roles in newcomers’ efforts to establish their lives in new places, especially when faced with unanticipated events such as a global pandemic.
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Supporting Newcomers and Migrants in Rural Canada During and After COVID-19 (2020)
Posted on: November 27, 2021
This paper presents the current knowledge of how newcomers and migrants are being impacted by the pandemic, the responses of rural communities, and what this means for our understanding of rural immigration moving forward.
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Most Recent Good Ideas in Settlement & Inclusion

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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Sharing Settlement and Integration Practices that Work
Sharing Settlement and Integration Practices that Work
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Posted on: August 21, 2021
This Pathways to Prosperity project seeks to share innovative sector approaches to client service delivery and sector capacity.
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Cafe New Canadians, a virtual event series
Cafe New Canadians, a virtual event series
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Posted on: July 7, 2021
The pandemic meant that everyone had to move services online. For New Canadians, that move was probably easier than many. Already adept at online content sharing, as well as an OMNI TV show that's run for a number of years, it made sense that they would create something like Café New Canadians, a virtual event series.
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