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2017 Alberta Integration Summit Presentations

The 2017 Alberta Integration Summit brought together settlement service provider organizations, as well as others who work closely with immigrants and refugees, on current issues the settlement and integration sector is facing. The summit allowed service providers to share knowledge, information, and gain new resources and tools. The following is a compilation of slide decks from presentations.

Day 1 – Resettlement

Community responses to Refugee Resettlement:

Refugee Settlement Trends in Alberta
Marisa Berry Méndez CCR Trends in Refugee Settlement in Alberta: Understanding how global and national contexts impact settlement in Alberta
Astrid Velasquez Catholic Social Services Trends in Refugee Settlement in Alberta
Mohammed Idriss Brooks and County Immigration Society Refugee Settlement Trends in Alberta
Resettlement Review Update
Elizabeth Orton IRCC – Refugee Affairs Resettlement Update from IRCC
Mise à jour sur la réinstallation d’IRCC
Private Sponsorship Program
Anoush Newman & Melissa Scott CCIS & RSTC Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
Refugee Mental Health
Callum Ross CMHA CMHA Calgary Community Helpers
Refugee Influxes – Best Practices and Research Findings
Fariborz Birjandian CCIS Managing Refugee Influxes
Sarah Amies Lethbridge Family Services Managing Refugee Influxes in Lethbridge
Dr. Leah Hamilton Mount Royal University/Pathways to Prosperity Providing Refugees with the Right Information at the Right Time – Lessons Learned During the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees
Dr. Lori Wilkinson Immigration Research West Best Practices & Research Findings: Syrian Refugees in the Prairie Region
Scott Deederly Mayor’s Office, City of Calgary The City of Calgary Response to Refugee Resettlement
Sam Nammoura Syrian Refugee Support Group of Calgary

Day 2 – Settlement

State of the Sector & Trends and Projections for Newcomers to Alberta:
John Biles IRCC Settlement Clusters: State of Play and Future Planning
Settlement Evaluation
David Kurfurst IRCC IRCC Evaluation of the Settlement Program: Overview of Preliminary Conclusions and Findings
Performance Measurement
Roxanne Felix-Mah University of Alberta/EMCN Performance Measurement: Art or Science?
Jason Lau PolicyWise for Children and Families Ethical Considerations of Connecting Social-Sector Data in Alberta
Anne Couillard IRCC Reporting and Accountability: Understanding Success
Waste of Talent Project:
Nicole Jelley IRCC A Waste of Talent

Day 3 – Integration

Collaborative Approaches to Community Inclusion and Community Readiness for Integration:
Meagan Reid Bow Valley Immigration Partnership The Bow Valley Immigration Partnership: How and why we Work Together
Frank Bauer CARE It Takes A Village To Raise A Child
Doug Piquette ERIEC Effective Community Partnerships: “Build, Maintain, Leverage and… REFRESH!”
Newcomer Health:
Christa Kahl Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic
Dr. Bukola Salami University of Alberta Immigrant Health in Canada
Shared Legacies and Pathways Forward for Indigenous and Newcomer Communities:
Oliver Kamau Edmonton Immigration Services Association Enhancing Intercultural Relations between Newcomers and Indigenous Communities
Cindy Provost Calgary Police Service Shared Legacies and Pathways Forward for Indigenous and Newcomer Communities
Tim Fox Calgary Foundation Impacts of Intergenerational Trauma
Children and Youth:
Ameer Ali and Dunia Azzara Newcomers Are Lit (CCR Youth Network Edmonton) Newcomers Are Lit!
Dr. Sentsetsa Pilane Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton Exploring Asset-based, Youth-led Strategies for Supporting Integration of Newcomer Youth
LGBTQ+ Newcomers:
Lily Tsui Multicultural Family Resource Society
Harry Yee Centre for Newcomers Learning Results from LGBTQ+ Newcomers Conference & CFN’s Approaches to Supporting LGBTQ+ Newcomers
Yara Kodershah and Sizwe Inkingi Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA2s+ Newcomers
Dr. Sharalyn Jordan Simon Fraser University/Rainbow Refugee
Brenda Stanton Banff Lake Louise Hospitality Association All Speakers – Day 3 Panel on Employment
Lisa Rochman NorQuest College All Speakers – Day 3 Panel on Employment
Bruce Randall CRIEC All Speakers – Day 3 Panel on Employment
Nicole Jelley Talent Pool All Speakers – Day 3 Panel on Employment
Strategic Approaches to Combating Racism
Kamal Sehgal Alberta Network of Immigrant Women AAISA Integration Summit 2017
Stephanie Kot AAISA Anti-Racism and Anti-Islamophobia in Alberta’s Settlement Sector


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