Gig platforms help immigrant care workers find jobs, but they are only a temporary solution (republished from The Conversation)
For internationally trained health-care professionals faced with unemployment and underemployment in the Canadian labour market, digital platforms offer the possibility of finding jobs in the industry they are trained in.
Why the Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector needs an AlphaPlus to help support our hybrid service delivery evolution and work
Imagine, an organization that provides support and solutions made up of peers who understand you, your work, and your sector? It's the right solution for any and all non-profits. AlphaPlus offers that for Ontario literacy providers. Why not for the Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector?
Human-centric AI - some Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector promising practices
I recently shared episode of my Technology in Human Services podcast where I speak with Meenakshi (Meena) Das about not just focusing on AI, but Human-centric AI. It generated some great comments from a couple of people working on AI projects in their organizations, building on and adding to Meenakshi’s insights, which I wanted to share here.
Immigrant and Refugee-serving Digital Messaging Summit presentations (webinar recording)
Refugee 613's 2021 Digital Messaging Summit was a dynamic interactive gathering bringing practitioners together to share and learn practical strategies and advice about managing digital messaging services by and for immigrants and refugees and build a network of people working in this area.
The future of digital/hybrid service delivery (hint: it's digital inclusion)
I was invited to be part of an Access Alliance Fireside Chat about Digital Inclusion during their staff professional development day. I was honoured to speak and discuss with Ibukun Abejirinde who is doing super interesting research on virtual care and Newcomers, and Jay Shaw, who is also doing super interesting and relevant work and research on virtual care technologies and new models of integrated care. These are my speaking notes.
Inclusion by design is the foundation of success for digital transformation
Inclusion is the foundation upon which responsible technology and policy development must be built.
So you’re teaching online - how are you sharing your work? (webinar recording)
I was honoured to be asked to present at The Immigrant Education Society's event Celebrate e-Learning with TIES: Innovation + Inspiration in the Nonprofit Sector. My presentation focused on exploring how to get the word out/promote the great work language professionals are doing not just to Newcomers, but also to other sector organizations.
A conversation with Meenakshi Das on building human-centric AI
Welcome to episode 35 of the Technology in Human Services podcast. In this episode I speak with Meenakshi (Meena) Das. Meena is working on a number of interesting areas around nonprofit technology, but what I wanted to focus on in this conversation is her work around Human-Centric AI.
"Technology is controlled by us and we can shape it's direction"
Why does this feel like such a provocative statement? I mean, it should be true, but it doesn't feel true, does it? How many of us feel like we have any control over the technologies we use in our daily and work lives? I'd suggest very few of us feel like we have control. So how do we get that control?