Ending gender-based violence - a series of webinar recordings
These appeared in my YouTube subscriptions, I hadn't heard about them previously. They appear to be part of OCASI's project: Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities.
The future of settlement work is in our hands
One thing that I'm learning about the future, from futurists, is that it's not something we can predict. But it's something we can work toward.
CERIS Panel: Whither Immigration and Settlement in Ontario?
On March 14, 2019, the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS) hosted a public event with a panel to take stock of our progress in the immigrant and refugee-serving sector.
3 good sources on privacy you should read
You should listen to and read what experts have to say on the topic or privacy. I offer three sources who are prolific on the topic.
3 Reasons Why the Future of Work is People-First
Much of the current writing on AI is about how AI will replace some human functions, but just as much on how important humans will remain (and perhaps more so) in the future. Current writing also emphasizes the importance of the choices we make now about AI, innovation and technology. It's not all quite as out of our control as the tech bros might want you to believe.
Apps for human services - a review of Chalmers bot
Chalmers can help you find things like: free meals, overnight shelter, clothing banks, emergency contacts and can point you to offline and online mental health services. Bot creators ample labs are already working towards the most requested items like housing, eviction, employment, legal-aid, harm reduction, mental health services, and additional languages.
Deep Dive: cybersecurity and encryption
On the organizational side, you work with your clients' personal identifiable information. You know that it should be kept under lock and key in your office, but what does that mean online?
I read an interesting article recently from the Ontario College of Social Work that discussed "cultural humility" as an essential skill for Social Workers to acknowledge, achieve, and continue to develop throughout their careers.
What we can learn from what's happening with digital government
All three levels of government have embarked on digital/innovation overhauls of the way they serve the public, with the first common element to think of the client first and have them in mind when creating or revamping anything they do. If they can do it, so can we.
A chronology of technology and innovation research in the Canadian immigrant and refugee-serving sector
When it comes to looking at technology to serve clients in the immigrant and refugee-serving sector the conversation, and literature, spans almost two decades. This is a chronology of these conversations and related literature.