About Knowledge Mobilizaton for Settlement (KM4S)
KM4S only succeeds with you
Ultimately, I'd like to take original research & resources & synthesizing them concisely into easily consumable products like Research Snapshots, or Promising Practice Profiles. This will increase the likelihood that they get on your radar, consider them relevant to your work, & actually read or consume the information. In many cases the research is inaccessible to a busy, over-worked, settlement practitioner audience. It usually also misses the WIIFM (What's In It for Me?) factor. Why should you, busy settlement practitioners take up your valuable time reading through a 100 page report? How will it make you better at your work? How will it improve your outcomes? I'd like to provide a knowledge brokering role between researchers & other creators. Their valuable work needs to reach the right audiences in the sector.
KM for Settlement will provide the necessary sense-making so you can find resources that are clearly relevant to you & can contribute to your work in newcomer settlement and integration.
A project like this requires a national approach, to build on the excellent work being done in local & regional settings & ensure that these are shared beyond their geographic or topical restrictions. It also requires continuity, momentum and ongoing service provider engagement so that learning and sharing becomes an enjoyable habit. I want to help identify best practices, tools, resources & research & make information accessible to a time- & resource-strapped audience. Whether it leads to enhanced management capacity or front-line service efficiencies & effectiveness, the goal is not simply to read interesting research, but have it impact your daily work in some way.
I hope you find this site useful. Connect with me and let's work on it together.
Hi, I'm Marco
My name is Marco Campana and I work as a Communications Strategist for human service organizations, with a focus on digital strategy and online services. I'm mainly focused on agencies providing services to immigrants/refugees. But, I've worked in a variety of non-profit sectors, including employment services, information and referral, and various community-based technology projects.
I've worked in the immigrant and refugee-serving sector for almost 30 years. I'm really, really, really interested in helping sector practitioners get the information they need to help them in their work serving newcomers to Canada.