Background & Reference Material on the Themes Addressed by the Forum 2015August 17, 2015
OLIP partners’ concrete accomplishments, since the launch of the Immigration Strategy in 2011, in five sectors: a) economic integration b) health and wellbeing; c) education; d) language; and e) settlement and integration capacity development.
These reports are written by Meyer Burstein, OLIP Associate in Research & Policy and Lynn Barwin, Community-based researcher. The reports rely on three sources of data: partners’ discussion, survey to partners leading collaborative initiatives and follow-up interviews as needed. Analysis of these data is still in course, however brief summaries of the main accomplishments of each table is drawn to support discussions at the 3rd Ottawa Immigration Forum.
This report provides detailed information on the recruitment, retention, and economic establishment of immigrants to New Brunswick from 2005-2012. It uses the Longitudinal Immigrant Database (IMDB), a unique administrative file containing landing and tax filing information on Canadian immigrants, to look closely at immigration in New Brunswick in recent history.
This guide presents excerpts of research evidence to illustrate service providers’ perceptions of refugee mental health needs, service gaps and promising practices. It also presents some of the common situations that settlement workers may encounter in working with refugees and resources. The suggestions for ways to deal with these problems come from service providing organizations across Canada, and from mental health-related resources that are widely available..0
This article identifies the risk factors and strategies in the approach to mental health assessment and to prevention and treatment of common mental health problems for immigrants in primary care. It also recognizes the fact that treating mental health problems among new immigrants and refugees in primary care poses a challenge because of differences in language and culture and because of specific stressors associated with migration and resettlement.
This snapshot review gives a definition of a welcoming community and provides fifteen essential characteristics that are largely acknowledged to be the constituting blocks of a welcoming community. The overview is a brief adaptation from the “Characteristics of a Welcoming Community” (2010) study by the Welcoming Communities Initiative.
This study provides a review of the current consensus by newcomers, policy makers and academics on the key characteristics of a welcoming community. It draws its findings from an extensive survey of the relevant scholarly literature, government (federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal) and community reports, and case study examples from the public and private sectors. The report acknowledges that there are gaps in supporting evidence of these characteristics, and suggests a strategy for further evaluation of their relevance and impact.
This one-page report provides a brief overview of the current levels and trends of francophone immigration in Ottawa, and an analysis of some of the factors that may explain the observed trends. The report also highlights the key barriers to francophone immigrants’ integration in Ottawa, and outlines the approach that the Réseau de soutien à l’immigration francophone de l’Est de l’Ontario has taken to address them.