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Why the Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector needs an AlphaPlus to help support our hybrid service delivery evolution and work
Published on: November 30, 2022
Imagine, an organization that provides support and solutions made up of peers who understand you, your work, and your sector? It's the right solution for any and all non-profits. AlphaPlus offers that for Ontario literacy providers. Why not for the Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector?
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Immigrant and Refugee-serving Digital Messaging Summit presentations (webinar recording)
Published on: November 17, 2022
Refugee 613's 2021 Digital Messaging Summit was a dynamic interactive gathering bringing practitioners together to share and learn practical strategies and advice about managing digital messaging services by and for immigrants and refugees and build a network of people working in this area.
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A conversation with Meenakshi Das on building human-centric AI
Published on: October 23, 2022
Welcome to episode 35 of the Technology in Human Services podcast. In this episode I speak with Meenakshi (Meena) Das. Meena is working on a number of interesting areas around nonprofit technology, but what I wanted to focus on in this conversation is her work around Human-Centric AI.
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A conversation with Tim Lockie about putting people before technology
Published on: October 10, 2022
Welcome to episode 34 of the Technology in Human Services podcast. In this episode I speak with Tim Lockie. Tim has developed a new way to ensure that nonprofits factor people in their technology plans and that's what we talk about in this conversation, along with a healthy dose of how and why you should become better at making decisions with your own data.
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Assessing your digital skills, and your organization's digital maturity
Published on: September 28, 2022
Assessing and building Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector staff and organizational digital capacity is an important goal to move the sector forward as we build a strategic and practical hybrid service delivery model. I've posted many resources around digital literacy and digital inclusion that have come out of the UK. Here are 2 that I recommend you try out for yourselves.
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What is Copyright & Creative Commons?
Published on: September 24, 2022
You might hear about sharing your organization's content using ‘Creative Commons licences’. What are Creative Commons Licences and why are they important? This July 2022 webinar will tell you just that.
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Datareportal - understand Newcomer technology and social media use in their countries of origin
Published on: September 24, 2022
If you're curious about Immigrant and Refugee social media habits before they arrived in Canada, be sure to have a look at the DataReportal country reports.
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A conversation with Miyuki Fukuma – digital services must be accessible
Published on: September 23, 2022
Welcome to episode 33 of the Technology in Human Services podcast. In this episode I speak with Miyuki Fukuma about sector technology development, the need for tech human resources in our sector and how we can actually afford those positions, technology sustainability that impacts how technology is funded, digital communication, and a good chunk of time on accessibility.
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Digital Equity and Inclusion Networks in Canada. What am I missing?
Published on: September 22, 2022
I'm looking for something I can't readily find. I assume it exists, but it's not jumping out at me. Do we have any sort of networks, discussions, communities of practice focused on digital inclusion here in Canada? There are efforts, networks, and ongoing discussions elsewhere. But I'm not aware of a Canadian effort to create pan-Canadian networks, discussions, communities of practice focused on digital inclusion here in Canada. It seems like we should have one.
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