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Health and Community Wellness

Temporary Foreign Worker’s Research – Dr. Jason Foster’s ELIP Presentation

Community Safety, Health and Community Wellness, Skills Training, Education, and Employment

This research look at Dr. Foster’s research on Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada. Expert: “ first, the majority of TFWs have the desire to remain permanently and have hopes that the TFWP is an avenue toward permanent residency. Second, governments at all levels have been sending mixed messages about the TFWP and the IMP as possible… Read more »

AAISA – Community Development Practice

Community Safety, Health and Community Wellness, Settlement and Inclusion, Skills Training, Education, and Employment

Please see and use this resource developed by Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies. “In June 2016, AAISA initiated the Anti-Racism and Anti-Islamophobia in Alberta’s Settlement Sector project, with the objective of building welcoming and inclusive communities through research and collaborative learning. The project aims to enhance the capacity of settlement practitioners, professionals, and community members who work with… Read more »

ELIP Research : Immigration and Settlement in Edmonton

Advisory Council, Community Safety, Health and Community Wellness, Research, Settlement and Inclusion, Skills Training, Education, and Employment

This is the research ELIP produced as requested and driven by the working groups and advisory council. This research takes a snap shot of academic literature and community-produced ‘grey’ literature to get an idea of Edmonton’s reality over the last 20 plus years. This is the first research result of ELIP and its purpose is… Read more »

November Working Group Meeting Notes

Community Safety, Health and Community Wellness, Research, Settlement and Inclusion, Skills Training, Education, and Employment

Compilation of the meeting notes summary from the 5 working group meetings: Health and Community Wellness: November 1, 2016 Skills Training, Education and Employment: November 2, 2016 Community Safety: November 3, 2016 Settlement and Inclusion: November 8, 2016 Research: November 9, 2016  

ELIP Community/Stakeholder Consultation Report – Zenev and Associates

Advisory Council, Community Safety, Health and Community Wellness, Research, Settlement and Inclusion, Skills Training, Education, and Employment

This report provides a summary of the results from stakeholder consultations conducted in March 2016 for Edmonton’s Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) initiative. Five consultation sessions were held in which 50 individuals from 43 different organizations, representing five sectors, participated in a conversation about the Edmonton LIP initiative. During the consultations, participants were asked to reflect and comment on the… Read more »

Learning a language, learning the land: Newcomers, parks, and language learning – Dr. Elizabeth Lange (St. Francis Xavier University), Dr. Peter Vogels (Grant MacEwan University), Zenobia Jamal (Zenev Educational Consultants)

Health and Community Wellness, Research

‘Learning a Language, Learning the Land’ was the pilot of an educational process with immigrant newcomers that combined language learning and environmental literacy in an outdoor park setting. This report is an evaluation of the joint project between the primary partners – Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN),  and the… Read more »

Sleeping bags, s’mores and the great outdoors : the role of nature-based leisure in refugee integration in Canada – Jane Hurly (Royal Roads University)

Health and Community Wellness, Research

This study investigates the potential impact of nature-based leisure on the acculturation strategies of refugees in Canada, with a focus on the integration mode, and in particular, the inclination to participate fully in the larger society.

Immigration and Settlement Learning Day Report – May 2016

Advisory Council, Community Safety, Health and Community Wellness, Research, Settlement and Inclusion, Skills Training, Education, and Employment

This report provides insight on the current research available regarding immigration and settlement in Edmonton, and also highlights future strategies for collaboration and research “gaps”.