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Cities of Migration Newsletter

Friday, October 09, 2009

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In this issue:
Making Connections: The power of networks and relationships
CONNECT! Good Ideas on Mentoring from Birmingham, Bremen, Toronto, London and Montreal
Cities Matter! Cities of Migration at the UN
Biking in Copenhagen: good ideas in motion
The Art of Integration: Submit a Photo!
English, French and German: Our Website is now Multilingual!

Making Connections: The power of networks and relationships

Relationships are the foundation of a professional and personal success.  And while technology has made it increasingly easier for families to stay in touch – there is no substitute for the role that on the ground networks have in building a career and a life.

This month at Cities of Migration, we are highlighting integration practices that use mentoring and networking to help build connections into and between communities -- as well as to jobs, education and opportunities for enrichment and friendship for the newcomer and the native alike. 

It’s the focus of our October webinar, "It’s Not Just Getting a Job: It’s Building a Career" and shared by our featured good ideas.

 

CONNECT! Good Ideas on Mentoring from Birmingham, Bremen, Toronto, London and Montreal

Peer Networks with a Focus on Youth:
In Birmingham (UK), Voices of Acton’s peer network helps develop youth leadership for conflict resolution and neighbourhood renewal.

 

>> more

 

Cities Matter! Cities of Migration at the UN

Cities of Migration was invited to the United Nations in New York in September to present its ideas a session called "The Inter-Ethnic City: Management and Policies for a Better Integration of Migrants" co-organized by the United Nation’s Alliance of Civilizations, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Permanent Missions of Italy and of Canada to the United Nations. The meeting looked at the challenges of rapid urbanization, globalization and the increasing importance of migration in urban context.
Cities of Migration talked about local practice and how the two-way integration dynamic means looking at everybody, the noisy, eclectic urban mosaic as well as the city spaces where newcomers meet host communities. more

 

Biking in Copenhagen: good ideas in motion

Last month’s International Metropolis conference in Copenhagen was a great success. The city boasts a superb new Metro system that links the older city to an ambitious new city plan, but it was the bicycle culture that inspired one of our new Good Ideas stories: Integration in Action : Cycling Lessons for Better Social Inclusion.

 

The Art of Integration: Submit a Photo!

Cities of Migration might be built on the stories of our good ideas, but we know that even the best story can’t compete with pictures and images. So help us out! Email us photos and images that tell an integration story (JPEG format is preferred) to citiesofmigration@maytree.com and we’ll feature your original photography on the site!

Here is a migration campaign poster from the Swiss trade union UNIA. more

 

English, French and German: Our Website is now Multilingual!

Good Ideas in Integration stories are available in English, French and German. Currently about 30 profiles have been translated with more to come over the next few months.

Please give us your feedback: citiesofmigration@maytree.com.

 

Featured Good Idea

Making Their Mark: Educational Opportunity for Young Refugees
Toronto, Canada "Three small words" … that is all it took for legislative change to unlock educational opportunity for aspiring refugee youth in Canada and change the stories and journeys of thousands of young lives. more

 

Upcoming Events

Webinar: "It's Not Just Getting a Job: It's Building a Career"
'Mentor and Network', Good HR Practices for Workforce Integration

On October 20, 2009, please join Cities of Migration with guest speakers from New York's Upwardly Global and Copenhagen's KVinfo for a 60-minute webinar on human resource strategies that recruit, retain and result in the successful integration of skilled immigrants and increased diversity in the workforce.

Register now

 

Contact Cities of Migration

Cities of Migration Secretariat (Toronto)
Kim Turner, Project Leader
Evelyn Siu, Communications (webinars)
For all regions, including UK, EU and NZ, contact:
citiesofmigration@maytree.com
www.citiesofmigration.com

 

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