Category: Rural and Small-Centre Settlement

National Small Centres Settlement & Integration Conference: Summary Report and Calls for Action

On March 26-28th, 2018, the first National Small Centres Settlement & Integration Conference was held for organizations that deliver services to newcomer immigrants in communities outside major urban cities.  184 delegates from across Canada met and discussed trends, excellent practices, challenges, ways that technology and innovation can assist service providers, and priorities for IRCC’s next…

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Prairie Northern Territories Small Centre Promising Practices Learning Event Report 2017

The Prairie Northern Territories Small Centre Promising Practices Learning Event provided a platform to network, share challenges and successes, and collectively inform Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) priority-setting for future funding. Over a three-day period from June 26, 2017, small centre organizations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba came together in Brandon, Manitoba, to share…

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RDI: Immigration in 5 Rural Manitoba Communities with a Focus on Refugees

In November 2015, a national resettlement initiative was undertaken to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees  cross Canada. Since November 4th, 2015 the Government of Canada has welcomed more than 29,700 Syrian refugees (August 1st, 2016) and the commitment to resettling more refugees to Canada is continuing in 20161. More than 1000 Syrian refugees have resettled in…

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RDI: Immigration Settlement Services and Gaps in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Western Region

Significant research efforts have focused on examining settlement services in large centres across Canada. With more immigrants selecting small centres and rural areas, this project is intended to inventory the extent to which settlement services exist in selected communities across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) and to identify gaps, barriers and needs….

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Settlement Mapping Resources

MANSO has produced a conceptual map of settlement and integration services in Manitoba to help people understand the variety and scope of services available within the province. Organization names are linked to their websites for those who would like further information, and our member directory also contains descriptions of the services provided by MANSO member…

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