Partnerships for Integration Newsletter

Issue 1: September 2012

Welcome to the 1st issue of the Partnerships for Integration (PIN) Newsletter. Here we provide stories from across the community highlighting the progress towards the five sectoral areas of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy – Economic Integration, Health & Wellbeing, Language, Education, and Settlement & Institutional Capacity Development. We feature Ottawa as a home to Integration Innovations showcasing Ottawa-born best practices that have been recognized across the country. In this issue of PIN you can also read a reflection piece by Policy Horizons Canada’s Dr. Kunz on the role of communities for integration of newcomers. Happy reading!

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In This Issue:

Featured Action on the Ottawa Immigration Strategy: YMCA/YWCA Centralized Language Assessment and Referral System Project

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Featured Action on the Ottawa Immigration Strategy: Valuing and Leveraging Immigrants’ Entrepreneurial Spirit

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Ottawa is a member of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination

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Immigrant Integration: It Happens in Communities – Interview with Jean Kunz, Director with Policy Horizons Canada

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