Promising Practices in Settlement

Culturally Responsive Accommodations for Family Violence
Culturally Responsive Accommodations for Family Violence
Posted on: September 8, 2020
The Culturally Responsive Accommodations for Family Violence program supports newcomer families involved with Children’s Services,where there is a concern relating to family violence that requires a separation.It seeks to reduce family violence within newcomer families, increase child safety,and decrease the need for systems intervention.
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Community Broker Strategy
Posted on: September 8, 2020
The goal of the Community Broker Strategy is to facilitate the collective voice and action of ethno-cultural communities toward full civic participation and integration.
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Academic and Economic Integration of Immigrants
Academic and Economic Integration of Immigrants
Posted on: September 8, 2020
The Economic Integration in Emerging Sectors program was launched in late 2016 to support the economic integration of newcomers and to help fill a labour shortage in the technology sector. The Economic Integration in Emerging Sectors program is a free coding skills“bootcamp” for newcomers that is taught by industry experts.
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Bike Host
Bike Host
Posted on: September 8, 2020
The Bike Host program is a free cycling mentorship program offered in the summer months for newcomers to Toronto. Newcomers are matched with volunteermentors who help them discover Toronto by bicycle.
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Multilingual Mandatory Mask Videos (COVID-19 related)
Multilingual Mandatory Mask Videos (COVID-19 related)
Posted on: September 7, 2020
Refugee 613 has produced several multilingual videos to help ensure language is not a barrier to getting accurate, trustworthy information during COVID-19. These videos were produced in collaboration with Ottawa Public Health.
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WES Gateway Program
WES Gateway Program - reliable and rigorous credential assessment for refugees
Posted on: February 27, 2020
The WES Gateway Program provides refugees with a high-quality credential evaluation report that is recognized and accepted by employers, higher-education institutions, and regulatory bodies throughout Canada.
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Welcome Group Program
Welcome Group Program - connecting volunteers with Government Assisted Refugees
Posted on: February 27, 2020
The Welcome Group Program matches volunteer “Welcome Groups” of five or more volunteers with Government Assisted Refugees for settlement and integration support.
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Welcome Ambassador Program - making Nova Scotia a more welcoming and inclusive province
Posted on: February 27, 2020
The Welcome Ambassador Program trains volunteers to run workshops within their social, professional, and volunteer networks to build cultural awareness skills; examine the understanding of their role in systemic oppression; develop skills and knowledge around power, privilege and ally-ship; develop knowledge and awareness about refugee newcomers; and participate actively in making Nova Scotia a more welcoming and inclusive province.
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IRCOM House - safe, affordable housing for newcomer families
Posted on: February 26, 2020
IRCOM provides low-income newcomer families with safe, affordable housing for up to three years after arrival to Canada, along with holistic, wrap-around programs and services for parents and children.
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Entry Program
Entry Program - orientation and language online or in-person
Posted on: February 26, 2020
The Entry Program is an orientation and language program that provides information and basic skills development for newcomers to Winnipeg in a classroom or online setting.
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Employment First: Workplace Skills for Refugees
Employment First: Workplace Skills for Refugees
Posted on: February 25, 2020
The Employment First: Workplace Skills for Refugees program combines job placement, skills training, workplace training, and mentorship support for high-needs refugees.
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Cultural Brokerage Program - supporting newcomer families involved with Children’s Services
Posted on: February 25, 2020
The purpose of the Cultural Brokerage Program is two-fold: to support newcomer families in understanding how the system works, and to support the system in understanding the resettlement challenges and barriers faced by newcomer families in Canada.
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Be Back Soon
Be Back Soon - short-term, no-cost, occasional, quality childcare options for families with low income
Posted on: February 25, 2020
Be Back Soon was created in 2005 to address the need for short-term, no-cost, occasional, quality childcare options for families with low income to attend medical, legal, social service or counseling appointments, job interviews, and/or workshops.
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Barista Training for Newcomer Youth with Starbucks Canada
Barista Training for Newcomer Youth with Starbucks Canada
Posted on: February 25, 2020
The goals of the Barista Training for Newcomer Youth with Starbucks Canada program are: to support the participation of newcomer youth in the local economy; to support the integration of newcomer youth into their new community; to increase youth employability skills that boost their long-term career prospects; and to increase the capacity of employers to onboard and retain newcomer hires and demonstrate leadership in this area.
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We Speak Translate
Posted on: October 19, 2019
The project involved free in-person and webinar based 45 minute training sessions on how to use the Google Translate application, for community stakeholders, organizations, business and institutions. Participating businesses were provided with training and We Speak Translate decals and stickers to display. The symbol on the decals and stickers was used as to identify a place of business where Google Translate was being used and as a sign of welcome for non-English speakers.
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Test Good Idea from Jason Shim
Practitioners:
Posted on: August 27, 2019
I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to meet weekly with a small student advisory group and they have provided valuable feedback on our program and our various projects. The students are forthright in their assessments of how our organization is using social media and their insight has provided valuable information regarding their day-to-day use of technology.
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Journey to Outcome Measurement in the Settlement Sector - One Step at a Time - Kathy Sherrel
Practitioners:
Posted on: August 23, 2019
In this presentation, ISSofBC's Kathy Sherrel outlined the journey her 350 person, 17 location, and 60 active program organization has been on that started in their settlement department around this concept of outcomes measurement about two years ago.
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Jason Shim – harnessing technology to make a difference in the world
Practitioners:
Posted on: August 23, 2019
In this episode, I’m talking with Jason Shim, described by TechSoup as a Nonprofit Technology Rockstar. I definitely share that opinion. I’m so excited to bring his insights, energy and experience to all of you.
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Marc-André Séguin – so you want to immigrate, there’s a chatbot for that!
Marc-André Séguin – so you want to immigrate, there’s a chatbot for that!
Practitioners:
Posted on: August 23, 2019
Marc-André Séguin is an immigration lawyer with the firm Exeo, in Montreal. In 2017, Marc-André and his partner Francis Tourigny, launched the first immigration chatbot in Canada. Immigration Virtual Assistant, or IVA, is a Facebook Messenger-based chatbot.
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