A new frontier of scams - predatory tech and newcomers
What can our sector do to "lure people in" to provide the appearance that we're for all, that our services and information are not only authoritative, accurate, up to date, and useful, but also competitive with these slick predatory app developers and others?
Will AI-based translation be part of your automagic seamless digital service delivery?
Having responsive, automated FAQ-style information for common inquiries available 24/7 in different languages is clearly becoming more technically possible. I wonder how our sector will be able to harness (and be funded to harness, let's be honest) these potential innovations in a seamless newcomer settlement journey and service experience.
Helping newcomers overcome barriers to online learning & services
In this podcast episode, I’m chatting with Whitney Loewen the manager of E learning and special projects at The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) in Calgary. I reached out to Whitney after discovering their Newcomer Introduction to Classes Online project, or NICO.
LGBTQ2S+ and Immigration - Pride Month resources
Useful resources from IRCC's Research at a Glance email list.
Verifying information in an age of misinformation & disinformation (webinar recordings)
There are many great workshops and webinars about misinformation and disinformation. Here are a few that tie together nicely.
Amy Webb Future Today Institute's Emerging Tech Trends (webinar recording)
Amy Webb presents the launch of the Future Today Institute's 14th annual Emerging Tech Trends Report, which takes a deep dive into all the trends you'll need to follow in 2021. Futurist Amy Webb, professor at NYU Stern School of Business and founder of the Future Today Institute, provided a data-driven analysis for the emerging tech trends that need to be on your radar in 2021, with scenarios for the future of business, governing and society.
Digital Transformation: How do we skill for inclusive innovation (webinar recording)
This webinar kicked off the official launch of the Skills for the Post-Pandemic World research series by Diversity Institute, the Future Skills Centre, and the Government of Canada. The webinar shared findings, insights from industry leaders, and explored digital transformation, innovation and alternative pathways for digital skills.
Helping Newcomers Find Services through Apps (webinar recording)
Newcomers to Canada have to navigate a complex system to build a life in Canada. To help them through this process there are a number of organizations but it isn't always for newcomers to find that help. To help bridge this gap Omar Mir is developing a new mobile application: CanSettle. In this session he explained the app's development, the future plans, and how you can help!
Five Good Ideas for demystifying digital transformation (webinar recording)
In this Maytree Five Good Ideas session, Marina Glogovac, President & CEO of CanadaHelps, shares insights on digital transformation. With a career spanning nearly three decades in technology and media (including working in the magazine industry during the shift to the internet), she knows the challenges that come from forced disruptions. In this session, Marina helps viewers understand what digital transformation actually means, and how to think about and approach this seemingly overwhelming task.
Social media use in migration research (webinar recording)
Communication and information are an essential component of people’s lives. For migrants, the need to communicate and access information is essential to successfully complete their journeys, keep connected with family and friends back home, make new connections in their host country and access the right information to ease the transition into the host country.