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.
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.
Digital Skills for a Global Workforce (webinar recording)
In this webinar, part of a monthly ICT4D webinar series, organizations shared their insights from the past year on developing and implementing digital skill frameworks and standards for colleagues or partners. And the diverse speaker panel discussed lessons learned and barriers of virtual learning and potential of collaborations.
Running a nonprofit virtually during a pandemic (webinar recording)
In this webinar the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), TechSoup Canada, and the Centre for Social Innovation Toronto share tools, tricks, and supports to help nonprofits adapt and run operations virtually. From connecting to members to ensuring critical services continue to be offered, operating a nonprofit virtually can be challenging for nonprofits, especially during a pandemic.
Creating baseline digital competencies and infrastructure in the immigrant and refugee-serving sector
In a hybrid service delivery model with baseline capabilities and competencies, each Frontline Practitioner, Manager, Director, Executive Director/CEO, and newcomer should have the same understanding of what a baseline hybrid service delivery model can offer. Consistency is key. SPOs can exceed this baseline, developing solutions beyond and above the baseline. They may have internal resources, or be connected to external resources (possibly shared among other agencies) to ensure that they have the capacity to provide an expected level of hybrid service delivery.
Promising digital practices and models the immigrant and refugee-serving sector can learn from
This section explores promising practices and models outside of the immigrant serving sector with a specific focus on innovation, solutions, and implications that other sectors have been implementing to enhance services in their organizations. In particular, we are interested in the evolution of Virtual Care practices in health care.
Data, outcomes measurement, and evaluation in the immigrant and refugee-serving sector
Sectors and organizations are increasingly being asked to create their own data ethics standards, practices, and procedures. Organizations require the skills to gain meaningful insights from data in order to unleash the strength of data. Measuring service delivery outcomes in a hybrid service model practice requires a different lens than simply the quantitative one.
New & emerging professional roles in Settlement service delivery
This section explores new skill sets and roles that are emerging and will be important in a hybrid service delivery model. In many cases, these will not be entirely new roles in organizations. They will become part of someone’s role. It is important to explore these emerging roles not only to identify them, but to also explore the skills required and how hybrid professional roles (such as Frontline Practitioner/Digital Navigator) will emerge, be developed, and workers trained.
Investing in hybrid service delivery in the immigrant and refugee-serving sector
Technology access, literacy & infrastructure require investments in training and appropriate hardware as it evolves, and as client use of it changes. The sector uses technology and indeed has a rich history of being innovative with technology; however, there continue to be many challenges to technology implementation in agencies, particularly around service delivery and data, information, and feedback management. To achieve innovation and technology outcomes that will propel the sector forward, investments are needed to build the capacity of sector agencies and their staff.
Hybrid service delivery models in the immigrant and refugee-serving sector
Simply described, a hybrid service delivery model suggests a combination of in-person and online/remote (digital and non-digital) services for newcomers to Canada. It occurs when services are offered in-person as well as at a distance. It is both a tool and strategy that guides Settlement practitioners to determine how technology can be used effectively in service delivery, while ensuring support and room for in-person support.