Resource Library​

Promising Practices and Research

A collection of articles, reports & studies from a variety of sectors across Canada to support service providers & their programs.

AMSSA

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Bridging Immigrants and Refugees with ECD Services: Partnership Research in the Development of an Effective Service Model: This study examines Early Childhood Development (ECD) practices in the region and was funded by the United Way of the Lower Mainland in order to develop culturally competent ECD services in the Tri-Cities. Researchers held focus groups with parents and with people who work in the field of early childhood education in the Tri-Cities. Parents told researchers that accessibility, inadequate English skills, discrimination by case workers, isolation from mainstream society and difficulty integrating are all barriers to enrolling children in ECD programs. The report makes recommendations for how to improve early childhood services.

Publication Date:
2009

Bow Valley Immigration Partnership

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Tools & Strategies to Build Inclusive Workplaces & Communities

Publication Date:
2020

Canadian Journal of Political Science/IRCC

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A Distinctive Culture?
The Sources of Public Support for Immigration in Canada, 1980-2019

Publication Date:
2020

Cities of Migration

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The Immigrant Futures Toolkit is a comprehensive set of online resources that will assist city and community leaders make the case for immigration to be adopted as a critical strategy for local economic development. The resources draw from best practices collected from communities across Canada and internationally and show that there is much that a community can do to attract and retain immigrants. Easy-to-follow guides and examples help leaders learn from the success of others and get up to speed quickly on how to initiate a planning process in their own community.  

Publication Date:
2020

City of Coquitlam

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Multiculturalism Strategic Plan Phase 2 – Development of Community Vision Final Report: This report summarizes the second phase of Coquitlam’s Multiculturalism Strategic Plan. The project began in 2007, when the city received a grant from Heritage Canada to develop a multiculturalism plan. This report outlines the research and community consultation process that was done during phase two, or the “developing a community vision,” portion of the project.

Publication Date:
2009

International Organization for Migration

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Migration Policy Practice includes four articles on very different themes of interest to policymakers. Following on from our tenth-anniversary edition on the implications of COVID-19 for migration, the first article in this issue looks at how the pandemic is affecting irregular migration and the collection of data on migrant deaths. The article shows that irregular migration continues and has even increased along certain migratory routes. However, despite the rising figures, the number of migrant deaths reported has instead fallen in 2020. This may not reflect the true numbers as collecting data on migrant deaths has become more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publication Date:
2020

Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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The COVID-19 Pandemic:
An Immigrant Family Story on Reconnection, Resistance, and Resiliency

Publication Date:
2020

Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, Government of Nova Scotia

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Immigration in Nova Scotia: Who Comes, Who Stays, Who Leaves and Why?: The main purpose of this research was to investigate why immigrants choose Nova Scotia as their destination in Canada, and why some stay in the province and others leave. The first project report used 2016 Canadian Census data to study general mobility patterns of Nova Scotia immigrants.

Publication Date:
2020

PRISM: University of Calgary’s Digital Repository

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Raising Children with Disabilities:
A Critical Understanding of the Lived Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Parents in Canada

Publication Date:
2020

Refugee 613 - Newcomer Info Hub

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Refugee 613 is an agile and innovative communications hub that informs, connects and inspires people to welcome refugees and build strong communities

Publication Date:
2020

United Way

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United Way Senior Vulnerability Report – Nov 2011 Community profile #2: Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam/Port Moody: This United Way report profiles vulnerabilities faced by seniors, 65 and older, in Richmond and Delta. The document provides an overview of demographics, economic security and housing conditions of seniors in Richmond and Delta and compares the findings to statistics for the region as a whole.

Publication Date:
2011

RBC Economics

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This report indicates that while Canada is drawing in some of the best and brightest, especially due to an increased focus on highly skilled, educated immigrants, our success in integrating those newcomers into the labour force falls short, at least on one key measure: earnings. Even as the balance of immigrants has shifted towards those with more skills and education, immigrants aren’t being fully rewarded by the labour market for the attributes that got them accepted in the first place. They earn around 10% less on average than Canadian-born peers.

 

Publication Date:
2019