Digital Supports in the 2024 IRCC CFP - what you should be looking for
IRCC appears to be funding two basic digital supports that you need to apply for in your proposal - Digital Navigators and Device Lending. I'm going to outline why these are going to be crucial for you to ask for and operationalize. And where in the CFP documentation IRCC outlines what you can ask for.
Using smartphones with learners (webinar recording)
This November 2023 AlphaPlus webinar focused on an exploration of Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy's smartphone learning modules, and how organizations like LAMP Adult Learning, and Literacy Council York Simcoe (LCYS) are using them. Presenters explored how they use the modules in the literacy field and what other programs are doing when it comes to using smartphones with their learners.
Insights on Data and Reports from the IRCC Outcomes Analysis Unit (webinar recording)
This session was part of AMSSA's 2023 BC/Yukon Summit: Collectively Envisioning the Future of Settlement and Integration. The presenter provided an overview of relevant IRCC data and reports for the BC and Yukon settlement and integration sector, including findings from recent outcomes research and other data collection, evaluations of programs such as SWIS and LINC, and the uptake of settlement services in BC and Yukon.
Hybrid Service Delivery: Digital Transformation in the Settlement and Integration Sector (webinar recording)
This session was part of AMSSA's 2023 BC/Yukon Summit: Collectively Envisioning the Future of Settlement and Integration. Panelists discussed how a hybrid in-person/digital service delivery model can help organizations in the settlement and integration sector to create accessible, flexible and more choices for clients to access the services that they need. Knowing and understanding what is needed for digital transformation in the settlement and Integration sector would help the organizations in the sector to move towards the future of digitization of the sector.
The IRCC CFP is actually here, are you ready?
You probably already know that IRCC has launched their national Call for Proposals. My advice is to start diving in now, and to quickly look at the upcoming IRCC information webinar sessions, because they start this week. There are some significant changes this year, so be sure to read the How to use the funding guidelines page.
2023 Settlement Outcomes Report
Following the first Settlement Outcomes Highlights Report published in 2021, this report represents the second publication by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that provides a high-level analysis and summary of the newcomer settlement experience for clients of IRCC’s Settlement Program.
Exploring the Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the Settlement Sector (webinar recording)
This October 2023 AMSSA webinar focused on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can unlock new opportunities for organizations and staff to automatize and sustain data and processes more efficiently. In this AMSSATalk a panel of experts explored and discussed the potential impact that AI can have on the sector.
How to build a case for your nonprofit to invest in technology (webinar recording)
In this July 2023 Ontario Nonprofit Network session, participants learned how to internally “sell” the need for technology within your nonprofit and highlight the expected benefits it will bring.
Using texting to engage with learners (webinar recording)
In this October 2023 AlphaPlus session, presenters spoke about the software they use and the benefits/changes they have noticed. This included the owner of a Canadian company providing texting software (including a custom phone number to display when sending a text) to help answer questions about texting tools.