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Cities of Migration

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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In this issue:
Diaspora Leadership
Kungälv, Sweden: The Tolerance Project
Arrival City Book Club
Kimchee to Latkes: German President visits Kensington Market
Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris: Building Business Through Social Change
Good Idea: Swedish with Your Baby
Swedish with Babies
Digital Inclusion: Empowering Newcomer Families and Youth
Defining Urban Resilience in Christchurch
Global Diversity Exchange @Ryerson University
Good Ideas in the News

Diaspora Leadership

“It’s not the size of the diaspora communities in Canada that makes them influential, it’s the success of individuals within those communities,” says Ratna Omidvar at a seminar at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School Of Management

>> Read more

 

Kungälv, Sweden: The Tolerance Project

A project that roots out intolerance, eradicates local racist groups and saves millions for the economy. Sound too good to be true? Not in Kungälv, Sweden.

>> Read the Good Idea

 

Arrival City Book Club

This January, join readers around the world for an online reading of Canadian journalist Doug Saunders’ Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World, a progressive and optimistic narrative about our urban future seen through the lens of global ’arrival cities’ - the neighborhoods and destinations of choice for new migrants.

>> Learn more

 

copyright-German-Federal-Government-Steffen-Kugler Kimchee to Latkes: German President visits Kensington Market

Kensington Market is the symbolic streetscape of diversity in Toronto, where Jamaican cuisine collides with Italian, and Hungarian with Thai. This fall, Ratna Omidvar, Global Diversity Exchange, led German President Joachim Gauck through Toronto’s oldest immigrant neighbourhood before sitting down with local community leaders and immigration experts for a discussion on Canada's immigration system.

>> Read more

 

Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris: Building Business Through Social Change

Meet Mozaïk RH, France’s first recruitment agency and HR consulting non-profit specializing in the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity.

>> Read the Good Idea

 

Good Idea: Swedish with Your Baby

Swedish with Your Baby brings together children and new parents from different neighborhoods and immigrant backgrounds. Through open drop-in sessions and group activities, participants share conversation, develop new social networks and receive support in matters related to society and parenthood - with cooing, babbling and laughter in the mix.

>> Read Good Idea

 

Swedish with Babies

Karin Bruce, co-founder of Swedish with Your Baby talks about why it’s important to meet and interact with people in and out of your neighborhood if Sweden wants to build a more interesting -and inclusive- urban future.

>> Read Interview

 

Digital Inclusion: Empowering Newcomer Families and Youth

Interview with Di Daniels, National Coordinator of Computers in Homes (New Zealand): “Computers in Homes is not about the computer. It is about developing social capacity, promoting social cohesion and building social capital.”

>> Read Interview

 

Defining Urban Resilience in Christchurch

Superintendent Wallace Haumaha spoke to us about Christchurch’s cultural transformation, courage and ability to manage risk in the face of disaster

>> Read more

 

Global Diversity Exchange @Ryerson University

The Global Diversity Exchange (GDX) is a new "think and do" tank at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University set to advance the integration and inclusion of immigrants and minorities by connecting local issues to a global agenda for change.

>> Sign up for the GDX newsletter

 

Good Ideas in the News

Good reading:  When Immigrants Lose Their Human Rights. By Gary Gutting and Joseph Carens. The Opinionator (Nov. 25, 2014). More

Language support for youth with a migrant background: Policies that effectively promote inclusion. A new policy brief from MPI Europe and the SIRIUS Policy Network examines the education of children and youngsters with a migrant background, and provides key points and good practice examples on what comprehensive language support might look like. More

Somalis in Copenhagen: Somalis in Copenhagen explores the views and experiences of Somalis living in Copenhagen and the challenges and successes of integration policies. More

Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada is coming in 2015. Sign up for updates!

New London Living Wage: Living Wage Week takes place each November, it is a UK-wide celebration of the Living Wage and Living Wage Employers. More

Benign Neglect? Policies to Support Upward Mobility for Immigrants in the United Kingdom: This MPI Report examines how workforce and integration policies affect immigrant workers in the United Kingdom. More

IPPR report: Alien nation? New perspectives on the white working class and disengagement in Britain. More

December 8: International Migration Trends in the Global Context - Lecture and Networking Event in Ottawa with Bela Hovy, Chief of Migration at the United Nations Department of Economic and Political Affairs (UNDESA). More


 

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Upcoming Webinar

January 29, 2015

Parks to Farms: Urban Migration and Community Development

Neighbourhoods like Tower Hamlets (London) and Thorncliffe Park (Toronto) have become destination and “arrival cities” for successive waves of urban migrants. Join us online to learn how community-led initiatives organized by local residents are bringing down social barriers, empowering residents and building a vibrant sense of community. More info

 

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Contact Cities of Migration

Global Diversity Exchange (GDX)
Ratna Omidvar, Executive Director
Kim Turner, Project Leader
Evelyn Siu, Project Coordinator

 

For all regions, including UK, EU, US, and NZ, contact:
citiesofmigration@ryerson.ca

 

 

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