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Prairie & Northern Territories (PNT) LGBTQ+ Newcomers Settlement Conference Report

On September 25 and 26, 2017, Centre for Newcomers in Calgary, Alberta hosted a two-day conference: the Prairie and Northern Territories (PNT) LGBTQ+ Newcomers Settlement Conference convened and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The conference featured a diverse program of speakers with a range of personal and professional experiences supporting LGBTQ+ newcomers…

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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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RAP Need Assessments: Working Documents

These working documents were developed by MANSO in collaboration with the three Manitoba Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Providers: Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council – Welcome Place, Accueil francophone and Westman Immigrant Services. These are working documents intended to guide trained settlement practitioners in conducting needs assessments with refugee families.  The initial needs assessment is intended to…

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RCMP: Senior’s Guide to Safety

This guide is for seniors, their family members, care-givers, friends, and anyone else who may find it useful. It is not meant to include everything but tries to answer some common concerns when it comes to seniors’ safety and security. Our goal is to raise awareness of seniors’ safety issues to improve their quality of…

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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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Real World Assessment Task Bank – Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Brief Description: This Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) aligned resource includes stand-alone assessment tasks for use by LINC programs. Summary: The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has developed a bank of “real world” assessment tasks for use by LINC programs. The project development team included 22 OCDSB ESL/LINC Instructors, 2 PBLA Leads, and over 190…

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Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is a program designed to support the Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) of Canada, their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors on a national level (excl. Quebec). The objective of the RSTP is to address their information and on-going training needs as well as the initial information needs…

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Resource Link: http://www.rstp.ca/