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Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Toolkit
Toolkit Alberta http://www.auma.ca/live/digitalAssets/25/25953_WICT_booklet_10232008.pdf
This toolkit was designed to assist municipalities in Alberta wanting to reduce racism and discrimination and build welcoming and inclusive communities. The toolkit identifies good practices that promote inclusion and equity and reduce racism and discrimination. It also provides examples of strategies, approaches, action plans and policies that have been developed by other municipalities within and outside of Canada. The toolkit can help municipal governments to develop and implement actions to promote inclusion and equity and reduce racism and discrimination in their communities.
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Innisfail Welcoming Communities Pilot Project Innisfail, Alberta
Model Alberta http://centralalberta.ab.ca/investing-here/investor-resources/welcoming-...
Innisfail, Alberta (population 7,691) has experienced significant increases in the numbers of newcomers each year. Immigrants are attracted by employment opportunities at the meat processing plant. The region also employs between 100 and 200 temporary foreign workers for six-month periods in its agricultural industry. In addition, Olds College hosts 40 Mexican students each year in the college's agriculture program. Issues of integration and welcoming have become increasingly pressing for the town of Innisfail. Therefore, Innisfail initiated 'Welcoming Communities project'. The project provides free access for newcomers to computers, webcams, the library, recreational facilities and translation services. The project also offers services specific to life in Innisfail and Olds College organizes a 'Winter Preparedness Session' for newcomers who have not experienced the Alberta winter.
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Welcome to Innisfail -A Toolbox of Ideas for smaller centres
Toolkit Alberta http://centralalberta.ab.ca/assets/documents/CAEP_Toolbox_Sm.pdf
The Innisfail Model can be used as a best practice by municipalities to attract and retain newcomers.
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Immigrating to Alberta
Website Alberta http://www.albertacanada.com/immigration.aspx
The website contains information about Alberta and immigrating, living and working in the province. The website also contains interactive maps and online tools. The online tool on working in Alberta helps newcomers find jobs and helps Alberta employers find the labour they need to manage their businesses. It includes important information for employers. Site visitor can get detailed information on events, seasons and services through video, animation, images and texts from the website.
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Immigrate to Alberta
Video Alberta http://www.youtube.com/user/ImmigrateToAlberta
The City of Grande Prairie developed a best practices video which illustrates how it is partnering with community organizations to attract and support newcomers. The video demonstrates how the efforts of these organizations make Grande Prairie an inviting place to live and work. The video can be helpful for those communities who are interested in increasing their capacity to attract and retain newcomers. The video also provides information on the services to help newcomers integrate into the community.
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Immigrate to Alberta
Video Alberta http://www.youtube.com/user/ImmigrateToAlberta
The videos from Grande Prairie and some other communities.
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Attracting & Retaining Immigrants: A Toolbox of Ideas for Small Centres
Toolkit Canada http://www.culture.alberta.ca/about/premiers-council/pdf/SpiritofAlberta...
The toolbox is a practical tool for smaller centres to use as a strategy to address the issues surrounding the attraction and retention of immigrants. It supports communities in engagement and integration activities related to welcoming and retaining newcomers. The toolkit can be used to plan ideas and activities to attract and retain new immigrants.
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Newcomer Integration Toolkit
Toolkit Canada http://ppcii.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/NIT-brochure-2013.pdf
The toolkit aims to support social service agencies by providing resources that will enable the community to better meet the unique needs of newcomers. The toolkit includes resources, practical supports and best practices for social service agencies and community groups on developing immigrant-friendly policies for workplaces, advocating for the benefits of immigrant attraction and retention and creating spaces and services that are accessible and welcoming to newcomers.
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The Choice Matrix -Addressing community concerns
Toolkit Canada http://www.choicematrix.ca/en/tools/addressing-community-concerns
This toolkit offers strategies and best practices that can help rural communities to attract and retain newcomers. It approaches attraction and retention of newcomers from a community economic development perspective but does not consider other aspects of attracting and retaining newcomers like social inclusion or employer awareness, which are important elements in successful human capital strategies. A number of resources are available throughout this toolkit that can help rural communities attract and retain newcomers.
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Community Immigrant Retention in Rural Ontario (CIRRO) Toolkit
Toolkit Canada http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/edr/index.html
The toolkit offers strategies and best practices that can help rural communities to attract and retain newcomers. It approaches newcomer attraction and retention from a community economic development perspective. This toolkit is designed for economic development officers, municipal officers, community planners, community developers and anyone involved in community economic development.
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The Community Attractiveness Indicators for Newcomers (CAIN) Tool
Toolkit Canada http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/edr/cirro/cirro-prog-resources...
CAIN is an analytical tool that provides information to help communities assess their ability to attract and retain sufficient human capital for economic development. It provides indicators based on national and provincial statistics at the census sub-division level. It enables stakeholders to identify areas for improvement, or strengths to build upon, to attract and retain newcomers. The analytical tool can help communities and regions to build strategies to fulfill the human capital requirements necessary to drive local innovation, community vitality and economic growth.
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Community Attractiveness Indicators for Newcomers Tool: supporting data-driven rural and regional investment in human capital
Paper Canada http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/living/OI_HOW_LIVE_CITIES.html
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Immigrant-Friendly Businesses: Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces
Report Canada http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-Library/abstract.aspx?did=3278
This report looks at how businesses across Canada can attract, integrate and retain immigrants and international talent. It highlights the value of implementing immigrant friendly programs and practices to address the needs of immigrants and articulates a number of 'keys to success' to attract international top talent. The report also provides insights on ways that Canadian businesses can design and implement practices that are immigrant-friendly.
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Local Immigration Partnerships Handbook
Handbook Canada http://tamarackcommunity.ca/downloads/index/Local-Immigration-Partnershi...
The handbook is intended to assist communities and Citizenship and Immigration Canada Settlement Staff in establishing Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) as a means of planning and coordination at the local level with municipal, provincial/territorial and federal involvement. The handbook can be helpful for communities to establish or enhance partnerships and participation of multiple stakeholders in planning, and coordinating the delivery of integration services.
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Building capacity for welcoming communities: Resources for Immigrant-serving organizations to understand and fight Racism in Canada
Resource Guide Canada http://integration-net.ca/english/ini/wci-idca/wca/WCA_English.pdf
The document is an inventory of resources on racism and anti-racism in Canada. The inventory is useful for service providers to help newcomers immigrants settle, adapt and integrate into Canadian society. There are resources for other organizations and individuals who are involved in broader anti-racism work and welcoming newcomers to their communities.
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Immigrant-Friendly Communities: Making Immigration Work for Employers and Other Stakeholders
Report Canada http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-Library/abstract.aspx?did=3229
This report looks at the value immigrants can bring to small communities; the role that federal, provincial and municipal policies play in attracting immigrants to small communities; and by way of case study, how some communities in Canada have succeeded in attracting and retaining immigrants through a collaborative approach involving employers and many different community stakeholders. Rural communities can get information and ideas from this report to make their communities immigrant-friendly.
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City Magnets II: Benchmarking the Attractiveness of 50 Canadian Cities
Report Canada http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-Library/abstract.aspx?did=3380
The document analyzes and benchmarks the features that make Canadian cities attractive to skilled workers and mobile populations. Cities without the ability to act as magnets and attract new people will struggle to stay prosperous in the decades ahead. Rural communities can use the same information and material to make their areas more attractive for newcomers.
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Our Diverse Cities
Report Canada http://canada.metropolis.net/pdfs/ODC_Summer07_3_en.pdf
The document is a publication of Metropolis, an international network for comparative research and public policy development on migration, diversity and immigrant integration in cities in Canada and around the world. The document looks at migration, diversity and immigration in rural Canada. It provides information on population changes and identifies the bases for immigrants' choices. It also explores the nature of immigrant's experiences upon their arrival to rural communities. The report can be helpful for rural communities in understanding the dynamics driving the population changes.
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Manitoba Rural Community Immigration Case Studies (Winkler)
Case Study Canada https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/files/2011/08/Winkler-Final.pdf
Manitoba Rural Community Immigration Case Studies were undertaken to explore innovative practices, lessons learned and further considerations for communities wishing to develop strategies for immigrant attraction, settlement and retention. Each study offers a snapshot in time, a collection of impressions and commentary on immigration goals, challenges and responses at a particular point on the continuum of attraction, settlement, and retention.
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Manitoba Rural Community Immigration Case Studies (Steinbach)
Case Study Canada https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/files/2011/08/Steinbach-Final.pdf
Manitoba Rural Community Immigration Case Studies were undertaken to explore innovative practices, lessons learned and further considerations for communities wishing to develop strategies for immigrant attraction, settlement and retention. Each study offers a snapshot in time, a collection of impressions and commentary on immigration goals, challenges and responses at a particular point on the continuum of attraction, settlement, and retention.
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Manitoba Rural Community Immigration Case Studies (Parkland Region)
Case Study Canada https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/files/2011/08/ParklandRegion-Final.pdf
Manitoba Rural Community Immigration Case Studies were undertaken to explore innovative practices, lessons learned and further considerations for communities wishing to develop strategies for immigrant attraction, settlement and retention. Each study offers a snapshot in time, a collection of impressions and commentary on immigration goals, challenges and responses at a particular point on the continuum of attraction, settlement, and retention.
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Manitoba Rural Community Immigration Case Studies (Portagela Prairie)
Case Study Canada https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/files/2011/08/PortagelaPrairie-Final.pdf
Manitoba Rural Community Immigration Case Studies were undertaken to explore innovative practices, lessons learned and further considerations for communities wishing to develop strategies for immigrant attraction, settlement and retention. Each study offers a snapshot in time, a collection of impressions and commentary on immigration goals, challenges and responses at a particular point on the continuum of attraction, settlement, and retention.
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Welcoming Communities Initiative
Initiative Canada http://welcomingcommunities.ca/
Welcoming Communities initiative, a collaborative multi-disciplinary alliance of university and community partners, was designed to develop, test and implement strategies to attract immigrants and minorities in small- and medium-sized cities across Ontario. It maintains a strong policy focus aimed at helping federal, provincial and municipal government departments develop and improve their policy and program interventions, especially in the area of welcoming and inclusive communities. The Welcoming Communities initiative can be used as a best practice by municipalities to attract and retain newcomers.
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Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination (CMARD)
Initiative Canada http://www.ohrc.on.ca/sites/default/files/attachments/CMARD_Booklet%3A_C...
The initiative calls on municipalities from across Canada to be part of a larger international coalition of cities to combat racism. All level of governments, as well local and national organizations and individuals, share responsibility and have an important role to play in combating racism and discrimination and fostering equality and respect for all citizens. Ten Alberta municipalities have joined or resolved to join the CMARD. Alberta worked with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO to develop and launch CMARD in the province. The initiative can help municipal governments to support or establish a mechanism for consultation with a network of groups and individuals involved in the struggle against racism and discrimination.
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Community Immigrant Retention in Rural Ontario (CIRRO) Program
Program Canada http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/edr/cirro/index.html
CIRRO is designed to raise awareness, stimulate thinking, and provide practical suggestions on how to put newcomer attraction and retention ideas into action. The initiative supports rural communities to attract and retain skilled newcomers and business investors by building community capacity to utilize best practices and share knowledge with other communities. The communities can use this program as a model to look at all potential sources of newcomers, recognizing that immigration will continue to be the major source of population growth across the province.
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Municipal Immigration Information Online (MIIO)
Program Canada http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/guides/OI_MIIO.html
The MIIO program is a partnership between federal, provincial and municipal governments and is a way for communities to coordinate their attraction and integration efforts and also benefit from collaboration with other municipalities involved with the program. The program could be used as a model for Alberta municipalities looking to boost international recruitment efforts.
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Local Immigration Partnerships (LIP)
Partnerships Canada http://p2pcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Local-Immigration-Partner...
The concept has been designed to facilitate local efforts to help integrate newcomers to into their communities. LIPs aim to strengthen the role of local and regional communities in serving, integrating, and retaining immigrants through local immigration initiatives. LIPs seek to help communities put immigration on their overall planning agenda in order to benefit from the successful social and economic integration of new immigrants.
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Carrefour d'Immigration Rurale Inc. (Crossroads of Rural Immigration - CIR)
Organization Canada http://www.immigrationrurale.ca
The organization facilitates the recruitment, welcoming and integration of immigrants in New Brunswick and works to build consensus on the necessity and advantages of attracting cultural diversity to the region. It involves multiple sectors within the community, both public and private. In addition, CIR hosts a radio program on a local station every two weeks which plays international music and organizes a Salon Multicultural du Nord-Ouest, an evening event that showcases entertainment and food from the regions represented by immigrants in the community. It also encourages intercultural exchange and community building.
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Immigrant Integration Toolkit
Toolkit Other http://gcir.org/publications/toolkit
This US-based toolkit identifies practices and exemplary programs for municipalities in community-wide planning, language access, language acquisition, education, improving health and well-being, promoting economic mobility, equal treatment and opportunity, civic participation and social and cultural interaction. The report compiles program and policy models that hold considerable promise to promote immigrant integration at the local, state and regional levels. It also offers indicators of success and measurable outcomes that rural communities can use to evaluate and demonstrate achievement, as well as improve immigrant integration strategies.
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Marketing Rural Communities to attract and retain workers
Project Other http://www.reeis.usda.gov/web/crisprojectpages/0214707-marketing-rural-c...
The project helps to build a diversified workforce to meet present and future needs in rural areas by enhancing the ability of rural communities to attract and retain new workforce members. The project focused on the design and evaluation of recruitment and retention strategies and the use of the internet as a marketing tool for residential recruitment and retention. The aggregate results obtained from the evaluation of specific recruitment strategies are available to policy makers and local development interests in the form of best practice recommendations for rural locales.
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Tailoring Rural Community Websites to New Residents
Research Paper Other http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/ec859/build/ec859.pdf
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Attracting and Retaining Workers in Rural Communities
Research Paper Other http://agecon.unl.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=c9851905-1996-459...
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Community Images: What they communicate to New Residents
Research Paper Other http://agecon.unl.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=3b1c7054-17b2-47f...
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Attracting New Residents to Rural Nebraska: The Problem with Retention
Research Paper Other http://agecon.unl.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=a5b4d165-4e8e-4ba...
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Diversity and Social Cohesion Program
Program Other http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/delivering-assistance/governm...
The program addresses cultural, racial and religious intolerance through the funding of community grants. The main objective of the program is to help communities work towards a spirit of inclusiveness and a shared identity as Australians.
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