Attracting and retaining people to rural Alberta

  Type : Toolkit

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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Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
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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Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
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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Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
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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Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
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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Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
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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Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
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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Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
A Youth Council Toolkit
Toolkit Canada http://www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca/file.aspx?id=061706a3-2f32-4d2b-a38a...
The Youth Council Toolkit is a general guide that provides tips and best practices in creating a Youth Council in the community or within an organization. Rural communities can use this toolkit for suggestions, tips and best practices to increase youth participation.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Artists
Cultural Planning Toolkit
Toolkit Canada http://www.creativecity.ca/database/files/library/cultural_planning_tool...
The toolkit is a guide for the process of cultural planning in a community. It includes an adaptable model and practical checklists for navigating and charting progress. The toolkit has been developed to encourage community leaders, planners and local government staff to explore the potential of cultural planning.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Artists
Cultural Mapping Toolkit
Toolkit Canada http://www.creativecity.ca/database/files/library/cultural_mapping_toolk...
The toolkit has been designed to provide material on the mapping process, from creating an inventory to drawing up and presenting the map. The process has been broken down into stages and steps. Each step is accompanied by examples, checklists or worksheets to help individuals and communities get organized.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Artists
Public Art Toolkit
Toolkit Canada http://www.creativecity.ca/database/files/library/Public_Art_Toolkit(2).pdf
The toolkit contains resources for the management of public art projects. It is intended as a guide to plan a public art program or evaluate an existing one. The toolkit includes: public art overview; different points of views; details on all phases of completing a public art project/program; links to examples and resources from around the world; detailed case studies and project examples of varying scales; illustrative photos from public art projects; and a compilation of links to key web-based resources. Through this toolkit, communities can gain enhanced knowledge on planning and maintaining public art projects and programs, and can develop better capacity to deliver such projects and programs.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
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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Rural communities interested in attracting Professionals
Community Government Human Resource Development System
Toolkit Canada http://www.maca.gov.nt.ca/school/tools/CGHRDS%20Manual%20.pdf
The Northwest Territories developed the toolkit for human resources management in local communities. The toolkit encourages local governments to proactively support their employees through effective human resource management practices. It promotes activities that support employees and helps municipalities identify and correct issues that impact successful attraction and retention of employees. The toolkit includes a sample of a human resources plan that outlines strategies, priorities and implementation costs for retaining and attracting senior staff. The toolkit can be used to get more information on attraction and retention of skilled workforce.
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