Information & Referral

Settlement workers need to have knowledge about information and referral (I&R) in order to understand newcomers' needs and connect them with appropriate services.

Planning Accessible Events

Resources

This booklet will show you many low-cost and no-cost things you can do to make your event more inclusive. It also includes a checklist to help you plan.

This resource is produced by the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

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Social isolation on the rise while civic engagement has dropped in Toronto, study finds

CBC News · Posted: Nov 22, 2022

Civic engagement among Torontonians has fallen markedly in recent years while the proportion of city residents who feel socially isolated has risen.

That's according to the Toronto Social Capital Study 2022, a sweeping report released Tuesday that explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the wellbeing of people who live in the city through a wide range of perspectives.

Moving beyond the media’s ‘deficit lens’ is essential for racialised peoples to claim belonging. Here’s how they’re doing it

The Conversation November 7, 2022 Sukhmani Khorana

Australia’s mainstream media has long viewed refugees, migrants and Indigenous communities through a “deficit lens”. That’s where these populations – in all their glorious complexity – are framed simply as a “problem” that needs to be “fixed”. Never achieving enough. Never grateful enough. Just never quite deserving enough to be seen as legitimate Australians.

Ukraine war: why Russians fleeing conscription should be treated as refugees

The Conversation September 29, 2022 Martin Jones

People fleeing across borders is a hallmark of armed conflict. We first saw millions of Ukrainians flee the country when the Russians invaded Ukraine in February this year. Now there are reports of hundreds of thousands of Russians fleeing their country in order to avoid Russia’s first mobilisation since the second world war.

Here’s Canada’s new plan to help foreign students and workers become permanent residents. Some say it isn’t nearly new enough

Nicholas Keung The Star Wed., Sept. 21, 2022

After much hype over a new strategy to help more migrants become permanent residents, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has delivered a plan that largely reinstated the policy changes made during the pandemic.