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#CdnImm event: Knowledge-Sharing on Canadian Immigration #2

#CdnImm Toronto

Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 1:45 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Are you actively engaged in settlement service delivery or immigration research?

Do you want to connect with academics and practitioners in settlement?

If so, this is not the event to miss.

With the growth of popularity of the "#CdnImm" hashtag on Twitter, a community has coalesced online to share and discuss timely and relevant topics and information about Canadian immigration. This informal event helps to form this community of online collaborators, to promote connections, encourage further sharing of information, and expand the community of collaborators. This event will host some presentations from collaborators in the sector, followed by a discussion and further information sharing from attendees. Taking place regularly, these events seek to broaden the important discussions happening in the sector as well as increasing and strengthening the bonds between collaborators to improve our understanding of the sector and to improve services. 

Event topic: Social media/networks/services for newcomers - focus on employment 

You already know how important employment is in the settlement process for newcomers to Canada. But, just where are they getting their employment information, how good is it, and what are their outcomes related to information sources? What's your role? What are you doing? Can you do it better? How can we learn from each other to work towards better employment outcomes? How can technology help (hint: your clients are better at using it than you are)?
Join Diane and Marco for an interactive session focused on things we already know and are learning about but, more importantly, what people in the room know and are doing. We're not going to lecture (OK, maybe a bit of presentation). We're going to facilitate a dialogue with you. You're going to leave this session having shared some cool, innovative or impactful thing you're doing and with new ideas and information to take back to your organization.

  • Marco Campana’s work has spanned numerous non-profit sectors, including newcomer settlement, employment, information and referral and community-based Internet projects. He currently helps Maytree staff harness the potential of web and social media in their project work. Before joining Maytree as a Communications Strategist, Marco worked as a website content coordinator and, more recently, provided social media training and support for the settlement sector in Ontario. He has used online tools to provide information, service and connection to newcomers to Ontario, and to those who serve them. He has found that technology is valuable when it is connected and serves to enhance our daily work. Marco tweets @marcopolis.
  • Diane Dyson is a social activist, researcher and blogger interested in issues of neighbourhoods, schooling, and poverty. She is currently Director, Research & Public Policy at WoodGreen Community Services, a large neighbourhood-based multiservice agency in east end Toronto which has served immigrants in the community for decades. Through this, Diane has led the Toronto East Local Immigration Partnership for the past two years. Prior to this, Diane worked at United Way of Toronto as a research analyst/allocation manager. Diane has been an enthusiastic and early adopter of social media and spends too much time convincing other grey-hairs how useful it is. She is currently releasing a report on newcomers' participation in the informal economy through a grant from the Wellesley Foundation. Diane blogs at Belonging Community and tweets at @Diane_Dyson

Logo for Slack's Music Bar and LoungeAfter the presentation and discussions, participants with projects to share will have time to mention them to attendees. After the event, there is a social mixer across the street from 5pm to 7pm at Slack's to continue the conversation.

Bring your own immigration/settlement literature to share!
There will also be an information table - please bring any flyers, brochures or any other literature you would like shared broadly. About anything immigration or settlement related! 
If you have a message you would like mentioned at the end of the event, please send it to me and I will shout it out.

Feel free to bring your mobile device, laptop, tablet, and take notes, share links, and be part of the online discussion.
Also, if you're not already, I encourage you again to get on board with twitter. 
Check out what people are already discussing and sharing on twitter about Canadian Immigration:
Don't know what Twitter is?
That's fine! At this event we'll help you get ready using twitter and being part of the #CdnImm discussion. Get ready by downloading Twitter to your favorite mobile device, tablet or laptop computer:
Then sign up for an account on Twitter and we'll help you with the rest. 

  1. 1:45-2:05pm: Registration, Setup
  2. 2:05pm: Welcome, intros, about information sharing
  3. Presentation by each speaker (40 minutes)
  4. Q&A
  5. Panel discussion
  6. Open floor (attendees can mention their projects)
  7. Closing
  8. 5:00pm: After-event Mixer at Slack's across the street until 7pm
Feel free to share this event with others, and please RSVP so we can prepare nametags and keep a count on attendees. Space is limited!

We're going to try to combine both a video livestream and text chat for you to follow along with here:
The chat box there will bring in both tweets using the #cdnimm hashtag and any comments you and others make as you follow along. We'll be trying to broadcast the video on this page as well.
If this livestream doesn't work, we encourage you to follow (and add to) the conversation on the page on Twitter via #cdnimm. The event may also be video recorded and available online after the event.
We're planning some small group collaboration when we break into our small groups in the room, and are hoping that you will be able to participate online at http://www.activelypassive.com/cdnimmevent/.
The address to join the livestream only will be http://www.livestream.com/cdnimm (if it works!).

This session run in collaboration with:

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When & Where

The519 Community Centre
519 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 1:45 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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#CdnImm Toronto

A horizontal, collaborative, participatory community of engaged knowledge workers collaborating to share insights about Canadian Immigration. Join the conversation on Twitter! https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23CdnImm
Questions? atwork@ocasi.org   

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