Publications, Research & Reports

History and Legacy of Refugee Resettlement In Ottawa - A Primer (2016)
History and Legacy of Refugee Resettlement In Ottawa - A Primer (2016)
Posted on: January 31, 2021
This primer is intended to provide basic information on the history and legacy of refugee resettlement in Canada and to highlight Ottawa’s role in these efforts. It contains basic facts about refugees and Canadian refugee policy, a brief timeline of refugee resettlement in Canada, highlights from Ottawa’s history of refugee resettlement, and a myth buster intended to dispel some of the misconceptions about refugees and refugee resettlement history in Canada.
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DiverseCity Counts 8: A Snapshot of Diverse Leadership in the Health Care Sector (2013)
DiverseCity Counts 8: A Snapshot of Diverse Leadership in the Health Care Sector (2013)
Posted on: November 1, 2020
This research examines diversity on boards and in senior management of health care institutions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
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DiverseCity Counts 7: Public Opinion on Diverse GTA Leadership - Research Findings and the Path Forward (2013)
DiverseCity Counts 7: Public Opinion on Diverse GTA Leadership - Research Findings and the Path Forward (2013)
By:
Nanos   Maytree  
Posted on: November 1, 2020
In the spring of 2013 DiverseCity contracted Nanos Research to conduct a first-time public opinion poll of residents in municipalities across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on the topic of diversity in leadership.
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DiverseCity Counts 6: Supplier Diversity in the GTA - Business Case and Best Practices (2012)
Posted on: October 24, 2020
This research examines whether, why and how organizations have embraced diversity in their purchasing and supply chain strategies, policies and practices.
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DiverseCity Counts 5: Leadership Diversity in the Nonprofit Sector - Baby Steps, Big Strides, and Bold Stances (2012)
DiverseCity Counts 5: Leadership Diversity in the Nonprofit Sector - Baby Steps, Big Strides, and Bold Stances (2012)
Posted on: October 24, 2020
This research examines board diversity in the nonprofit sector, as well as the impact of this diversity.
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DiverseCity Counts 4: The Electoral Under-Representation of Visible Minorities (2012)
DiverseCity Counts 4: The Electoral Under-Representation of Visible Minorities (2012)
Posted on: October 24, 2020
The focus of this paper is on the electoral participation of visible minorities as both candidates for public office and winners of such positions.
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DiverseCity Counts 3: A Snapshot of Diversity in the Greater Toronto Area with a focus on the legal sector (2011)
DiverseCity Counts 3: A Snapshot of Diversity in the Greater Toronto Area with a focus on the legal sector (2011)
Posted on: October 18, 2020
DiverseCity Counts has measured the number of visible minorities in positions of leadership in the largest and most influential employment sectors in the GTA. In 2011 there was a gradual, but significant, increase (8%) in the diversity of GTA leaders over the last three years.
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DiverseCity Counts 2: A Snapshot of Diversity in the Greater Toronto Area with a focus on the media (2010)
DiverseCity Counts 2: A Snapshot of Diversity in the Greater Toronto Area with a focus on the media (2010)
Posted on: October 18, 2020
DiverseCity Counts measures on an annual basis the number of visible minorities in leadership positions in elected office, the public sector, the corporate sector, agencies, boards, and commissions, the voluntary sector, and the education sector.
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DiverseCity Counts 1: A Snapshot of Diversity in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) (2009)
DiverseCity Counts 1: A Snapshot of Diversity in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) (2009)
Posted on: October 18, 2020
The first annual research report measuring diversity among leaders in the GTA analyzed a total of 3,257 leaders in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham and Richmond Hill including elected officials, public sector executives, members of agencies, boards and commissions, as well as a sample of the largest voluntary and business organizations as determined by revenue.
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Procedural precarity: An examination of Canadian immigration policy and practice in relation to immigrant youth (2020)
Posted on: August 17, 2020
This article explores some of the most pressing gaps in Canadian immigration policy in inter-connected and fundamental issues facing newcomer youth in Canada.
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Exploring belonging: Experiences of refugee children and families in a Montreal recreational setting (2020)
Posted on: August 11, 2020
This pilot study explores how participation in recreational activities impacts refugee children’s sense of belonging. It documents experiences of children, parents and staff at Camp Cosmos summer camp in Montreal during a six-week program.
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Are Refugees More Likely to Leave Initial Destinations than Economic Immigrants
Are Refugees More Likely to Leave Initial Destinations than Economic Immigrants? Recent Evidence from Canadian Longitudinal Administrative Data
Posted on: February 2, 2020
This study asks two sets of questions. First, are refugees more likely to leave their initial destination city than economic immigrants when group differences in sociodemographic and contextual characteristics are taken into account? Among refugees, are GARs more likely to leave their initial destination city than PSRs? Second, to what extent does the impact of unemployment on secondary migration vary by admission category? Among refugees, are GARs more likely than PSRs to leave their initial destination city when they experience unemployment?
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Social Policy Trends - Refugee Resettlement in Calgary
Social Policy Trends: Refugee Resettlement in Calgary
Posted on: January 26, 2020
The inflow of refugees to Calgary fluctuates widely over time, and varies considerably by country of origin. Social agencies must adapt to a continuously shifting kaleidoscope of people, cultures, languages and needs.
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Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples
Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples: Wise practices for the relationship-building process and recommendations for the development of an orientation toolkit
Posted on: January 26, 2020
The report focuses on the dynamic relations between the two communities in the present context of Winnipeg. Following insights and stories gathered, we suggest several wise practices for the relationship-building process as recommended by participants. In so doing, the report seeks to inform a framework related to the development of an orientation toolkit for newcomers.
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A Review of Promising Practices for Enhanced Access to Services for Newcomers in Guelph-Wellington (2015)
Posted on: November 27, 2019
The goal of the report is to explore promising practices based on programs and resources that have been successfully offered elsewhere in Canada. As such, the report offers a possible roadmap that may be considered by service providers working in Guelph-Wellington.
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Rebalancing the Opportunity Equation
Rebalancing the Opportunity Equation
Posted on: September 4, 2019
This report looks at income trends between 1980 and 2015, as well as the income gap between young people, immigrants, racialized groups and the rest of the population in Peel, Toronto and York regions. The findings paint a stark picture of who has access to the opportunities to succeed, and who is being left behind because of circumstances they can’t control. 
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The role of local immigration partnerships in Syrian refugee resettlement in Waterloo Region, Ontario
Posted on: August 26, 2019
This research focuses on the role of Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) in Syrian refugee resettlement through a case study of an official refugee reception centre in the Waterloo Region of Ontario and a series of interviews with key informants from multiple sectors involved in resettlement.
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BeyondTheBigCity
Beyond the Big City: How Small Communities Across Canada Can Attract and Retain Newcomers
Posted on: August 18, 2019
The Public Policy Forum, in partnership with Pathways to Prosperity, conducted research to determine how newcomer attraction and retention could be enhanced to contribute to the success of smaller centres and less densely populated regions across Canada.
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Waterloo Region Immigration Profile
Posted on: June 17, 2019
This report provides a profile of immigration in Waterloo Region by presenting data on both recent and established immigrants as well as temporary residents. The purpose of the report is to increase the understanding of immigrant populations in Waterloo Region to ensure that as a region and community, appropriate services and strategies are planned to include the broader needs of this population.
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Lessons from the Influx: How Edmonton Welcomed Refugees From Syria…and What We Are Learning as They Strive to Put Down Roots
Lessons from the Influx: How Edmonton Welcomed Refugees From Syria…and What We Are Learning as They Strive to Put Down Roots
Posted on: June 2, 2019
This narrative study, sponsored by the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, captures key milestones, representative stories and observations about a unique time in our history as a multicultural community, both to salute those involved and to glean insights that may inform our collective future.
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