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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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In this issue:
Mayor Len Brown: Listening to Local Leadership in Auckland
Margie McHugh: Talking E Pluribus Unum Prizes
Copenhagen: Taking a Diversity Charter to the Business Community
Marketing Good Practice in Seattle
Deloitte's Dialogue on Diversity: Setting the Stage for Business Growth and Innovation
On the Trail of Good Ideas: Mentoring Makes Rank
More Good Ideas Go on the Road!
Submit Your Good Idea!
Good Ideas in the News

Len Brown Mayor Len Brown: Listening to Local Leadership in Auckland

Opinion @ Cities of Migration

As part of our Good Ideas from Successful Cities: Municipal Leadership on Immigrant Integration, we are asking mayors and city leaders for their views on immigration, local initiatives and future plans.

Mayor Len Brown is leading the effort to make Auckland one of the world's most liveable cities. The Auckland Plan is actively pursuing input from a variety of ethnic and newcomer groups as part of planning the city's future development over the next 30 years.

>> Read Opinion

 

Margie McHugh Margie McHugh: Talking E Pluribus Unum Prizes

Interview @ Cities of Migration

When the winners of the E Pluribus Unum Prizes for immigrant integration were invited to the White House for the first time in 2011, Margie McHugh realized that the awards had made a real impact.

As the Co-Director of the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), McHugh is in a unique position to understand the intersection between practice and policy.

>> Read Interview

 

Copenhagen: Taking a Diversity Charter to the Business Community

When the City of Copenhagen was developing the next iteration of its integration plan, it realized that it was missing an important element.

The previous plan had already targeted municipal responsibilities such as education, employment and housing. What it lacked were strategies to engage non-governmental actors, such as the business community, in the process of making immigrants feel like "Copenhageners."

>> Read about the Good Idea

 

Marketing Good Practice in Seattle

You've heard about the Cities of Migration Marketplace of Good Ideas, but what is it? It's a live showcase of some of the international practices that we have profiled on the website. 

Watch our latest video for a taste of our recent Marketplace in Seattle where US E Pluribus Unum Prize winners and international presenters made the case for fair finance, diverse leadership, welcoming communities, celebrities at school and better healthcare. We were the special guests of the National Immigrant Integration Conference (US) hosted by OneAmerica. 

>> Read full article

 

Deloitte's Dialogue on Diversity: Setting the Stage for Business Growth and Innovation

Big Ideas @Cities of Migration

Join us in an online conversation with Jane Allen, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Deloitte Canada, to talk about why diversity is important and what organizations can do to successfully integrate skilled, internationally-trained workers and fuel economic growth. Interview host: Justin Treagus, CEO, OMEGA (Auckland, New Zealand)

Deloitte was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2011. Read the newest report from Deloitte's 2011 Dialogue on diversity: unlocking the potential of immigrants for business growth.

To learn more, join us for a webinar on December 5 (North America) / December 6 (New Zealand, Australia).

 

Patrick Voss On the Trail of Good Ideas: Mentoring Makes Rank

Good Ideas about successful integration are traveling from city to city. This month meet Patrick Voss, a Commissioner of Police at the Netherlands Police Agency.

What? The Good Idea that most recently caught my eye was "Family Mentoring for Migrants" where German families volunteer to “sponsor” immigrant families as mentors in order to help them get started and adjusted to their new lives.  

Why? It is also about understanding differences, respecting them and give value to those differences.

Do you have a story to share? Submit a good idea!

>> Read Full Article

 

More Good Ideas Go on the Road!

The Maytree Foundation is taking “Good Ideas from Toronto: an Exchange of Immigrant Integration Practices,” on a four-city tour of Germany starting November 28, 2011. Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne will learn about what is working from a Toronto perspective on immigrant integration.

Take a look at the workbook and read about some of the presenters, including CBC Radio, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and the Toronto District School Board.

 

Submit Your Good Idea!

We invite you to share outstanding examples of city leadership on immigrant integration. How are local governments using the instruments and authority of public office to promote immigrant and city success?

Share your city's story and be the next Big Idea @ Cities of Migration! Entries will be accepted until January 30, 2012.

>> Learn more about Municipal Good Ideas

 

Good Ideas in the News

The fourth DiverseCity Counts report was released this month, measuring levels of diversity in political leadership in the Greater Toronto Area. The Diversity Gap: The Electoral Under-Representation of Visible Minorities showed that the highest rate of visible minority representation occured at the provinicial government while the lowest was within municipal governments. More

In its most recent report, Living Together: Projects Promoting Inclusion in 11 EU Cities, the Open Society Foundations' At Home in Europe Project highlights innovative practices which promote social inclusion and nondiscrimination at the city level. The report is available in English. French and German copies of the report will be available soon. More

Toronto to Auckland: Alan Broadbent, Chair of the Maytree Foundation, on cities and international collaboration. More

First day report from the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona where Celia Muñoz spoke about immigration reform. She is the Assistant to the President and White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. More

The Autumn issue of the UK's Runnymede Bulletin focuses on parenting and features articles on Somali parents, the recent riots, and black fatherhood. More 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has announced a new bi-monthly journal, Migration Policy Practice. It aims to be written and read by public officials focusing on their day-to-day policy practice, their decisions and their experience. Read the first issue (pdf).

To mark the 50th anniversary of Germany's recruitment treaty with Turkey, the Körber Foundation hosted a forum to discuss 50 years of Turkish immigration. More (in German) - Use Google Translate for a passable English translation   

At the MIPEX blog, the European Commission asks: When is a family not a family? More

PICUM is at work on a new web documentary called Undocumentary on the "daily realities of life faced by undocumented migrants living in Europe." Watch an excerpt that is part of the trailer for the Fundamental Rights Conference in Warsaw, November 21-22. More  

 

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Webinar!

Dialogue on Diversity: Setting the Stage for Business Growth and Innovation

North America and Europe: December 5, 2011
Australia and New Zealand: December 6, 2011

Join us in an online conversation with Jane Allen, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Deloitte (Toronto), to talk about why diversity is important and what organizations can do to successfully integrate skilled, internationally-trained workers and fuel economic growth. Interview host: Justin Treagus, CEO, OMEGA (Auckland, New Zealand).

Register now (free)

 

Swimming to Safety

Meeting the needs of the Auckland region through water safety coordination and education.

Read about the Good Idea

 

Good Ideas Video Gallery

Gallery of videos

In a curated video gallery, Cities of Migration showcases good ideas in integration from cities all around the world.

Watch the videos on our Youtube channel.

 

Submit a Good Idea!

At Cities of Migration, our Good Ideas about successful integration practice are traveling from city to city.

Our Good Ideas also travel from reader to reader. We want to share these stories with you.

Do you have a Cities of Migration story to share? Contact us: citiesofmigration@maytree.com



 

Contact Cities of Migration

Maytree (Toronto)
Kim Turner, Project Leader
Piali Roy, Writer/ Web Editor
Evelyn Siu, Project Coordinator
 
For all regions, including UK, EU, US, and NZ, contact:
citiesofmigration@maytree.com

 

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