What you'll get out of it
You’ll learn a new approach to thinking about your work and its future. You’ll be able to immediately use this approach in your own work, introduce it to your organization, and find it useful in your client service work as well.
We will be “working in the open” and “learning together”. A Knowledge Mobilization (KM) approach will be used as a tool to “work in the open.” We will consistently and continuously share our approach, discussion, and results with the broader Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector while soliciting their input and feedback. The approach will ask people to do something with the information, to take action based on the work done in this project.
Our project and process will be transparent to the sector as it unfolds, with an open invitation for feedback. We will utilize existing spaces where the sector convenes, such as SettleNet.org. We will also provide communications materials for other sector organizations to share with their networks. We will share all project materials, publicly available, along with additional opportunities for discussion, reflection, and sector feedback during and after the project funding ends.
We will be “learning together” through a facilitated foresight fellowship. We will guide frontline Settlement sector representatives to think deeply with us every 2 months. This cohort will become a learning & action group. You will research, synthesize and create content alongside our team. The cohort will pilot a foresight toolkit in their own communities and agencies to expand our data gathering and knowledge. Our goal is not only for a knowledge repository to be made available at the end of the project, but for the work started in local communities to continue beyond the life of this project.