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.
- 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
After 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.
- 1:45-2:05pm: Registration, Setup
- 2:05pm: Welcome, intros, about information sharing
- Presentation by each speaker (40 minutes)
- Panel discussion
- Open floor (attendees can mention their projects)
- 5:00pm: After-event Mixer at Slack's across the street until 7pm