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

Experimenting and being transparent with AI
Posted on: June 7, 2024
This post highlights two practical and useful tools to help guide your Generative AI experiments, and to be transparent to your clients, audiences, and stakeholders when you're using AI.
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Immigrant Health in Canada - Exploring challenges and opportunities for Collective Action (webinar recording)
Posted on: June 7, 2024
Ensuring the long-term health and well-being of immigrants in Canada is vital for human rights, social justice, and the sustainability of Canada's health system and economy. This April 2024 IPAC event explored what affects immigrant health, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of the issue. Panelists identified opportunities for collective action across sectors and geographies to enhance the long-term health outcomes of immigrants in Canada.
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WES Weekly Roundup June 5, 2024
By: WES
Posted on: June 5, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Let’s Clean Up Our Act: A Report on Legislative Reform of The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Locked out by Canada’s family reunification program: These immigrants can’t even get into the queue to sponsor parents and grandparents, Financial boundaries look different for immigrants in Canada supporting families back home, Immigration protesters require medical care as dry hunger strike continues in Charlottetown, Relief and happiness as P.E.I. immigration protesters pause dry hunger strike.
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Most Recent Publications

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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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Survey of skilled newcomers who previously used employment services (2021)
Posted on: May 15, 2024
The research focused on understanding the needs and gaps in employment support services for skilled Newcomers in Canada. The study identified the needs and gaps in labour market integration supports for Newcomers and to determine which services are most effective in helping them secure employment that matches their skills and qualifications.
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Smartphone as Lifeline: Designing Technology for a Changing World (2020)
Posted on: May 15, 2024
This report explores how smartphones, viewed as essential lifeline devices, can be designed to better serve individuals in vulnerable, disadvantaged, or transitional contexts. It emphasizes the critical role smartphones play in providing access to resources, services, and vital communication, especially in precarious situations such as natural disasters, migration, and poverty.
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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
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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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