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Migration Disrupted Conference 2024 (webinar recording)
Published on: June 14, 2024
This May 2024 Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration conference brought together an interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral group of researchers and leaders from Canadian and international civil society, business and government to reflect on the implications of the rapid development of advanced digital technologies (ADTs) for migrant integration in Canada and around the world.
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Bridging Digital inclusion - Josoor conference - presentation
Published on: May 22, 2024
I originally presented this at the Arab Community Centre of Toronto's Josoor Project Conference in March 2024: "Digital Inclusion: From Research to Application - Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies." You can view the video as well as read my full remarks in text.
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Creating mobile-friendly PDF documents that are actually readable
Published on: May 16, 2024
Your audiences are increasingly reading your reports and PDF documents on mobile devices. You should want them to be as readable and accessible as possible on smartphones as they are on devices with larger screens. I've posted a number of publications on my site recently that are not at all mobile-friendly. Don't make that mistake. So here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure that the people you want to read your documents can and will.
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Exploring Online Service Delivery: Principles and Practices (webinar recording)
Published on: April 30, 2024
This 2019 AMSSA webinar focused on helping LINC teams understand the benefits and multiple approaches to online learning, as well as stay current on research and available supports. Presenters focused on the opportunities and barriers to using online and blended delivery for language training and address digital literacy, equity and access.
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The 2024 federal budget continues to miss a key opportunity to address digital inclusion
Published on: April 18, 2024
This year’s budget is titled “Fairness for Every Generation” so I might expect to see some depth to the government’s approach to digital inclusion compared to last year’s budget. There are bits, but not anything that resembles a needed whole-of-country digital inclusion strategy.
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AI & Digital Inclusion (webinar recording)
Published on: April 15, 2024
This March 2024 Community Tech Network webinar focused on  how AI can contribute to digital equity. Presenters also provided practical tips to incorporate foundational AI skills into your digital literacy programming.
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Enhancing Refugee Lives through Digital Inclusion (webinar recording)
Published on: April 2, 2024
In this March 2024 webinar Moses Seitler, the Founder and CEO of Screen Share UK, the largest nationwide provider of tech to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, joined Elizabeth Anderson, CEO of the Digital Poverty Alliance to discuss digital inclusion in the context of forced migration.
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Strengthening communities through digital inclusion (webinar recording)
Published on: April 2, 2024
This March 2024 webinar focused on the question of digital inclusion and the digital divide in the UK. Presenters sought to answer these questions and more: How can the public and private sectors work together to solve this problem? What role can tech suppliers play in tackling digital exclusion and helping to end digital poverty? And why is it so important to get this right?
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Taking a deeper dive into Digital Transformation findings of IRCC's 2023 Settlement Outcomes Report
Published on: February 20, 2024
This report explored the contexts in which IRCC Settlement Program services could be offered online, which newcomer clients could be best-served through remote services, and whether online services can be offered in a responsive, effective, and efficient way.
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