Knowledge Mobilization for Settlement

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Smartphone apps for migration and settlement in Canada - the current landscape - Black man on smartphone screen reaching through and tapping camera shutter
Smartphone apps for migration and settlement in Canada - the current landscape
Posted on: January 23, 2022
For a few years now I've been tracking interesting digital programs/projects in the Canadian immigrant and refugee-serving sector. Among those are smartphone apps. A growing number have emerged over the years and I wanted to share them here.
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Best practices and learning re: integrating innovation and developing innovative programs (webinar recording) - Black woman holding lightbulb, having idea
Best practices and learning re: integrating innovation and developing innovative programs (webinar recording)
Posted on: January 20, 2022
The OCASI ImmSectorRoundtables discussion series is an opportunity for settlement practitioners to get together virtually and examine issues as they relate to service delivery in the im/migrant and refugee serving sector. In this January 2022 event, three panelists looked at the state of innovation in the sector.
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2022 Edelman Trust Barometer Panel Launch Event (webinar recording) - hands in a circle fist bumping
2022 Edelman Trust Barometer Panel Launch Event (webinar recording)
Posted on: January 18, 2022
On January 18, 2022, Richard Edelman unveiled findings from the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer. For 19 years of the Edelman Trust Barometer NGOs have been the most trusted institution. You're still second this year, but it's worth looking at the nuances of where NGO/community organizations are trusted. He delves into some of that of those nuances in his presentation, and they're interesting.
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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

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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