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Newcomer women possess valuable skills to contribute to the workforce. Service providers have the unique opportunity to leverage these capabilities and empower newcomer women to actively engage in the workplace. This blog post addresses employment barriers that women face and explores strategies for supporting newcomer women in their career development.   Understanding the Participation Gap Recent […]

Service providers (such as resettlement agencies and community-based organizations) and primary health care providers (clinicians) both have the best interests of clients’ health in mind. But demanding caseloads and lack of clarity around roles can make collaboration difficult. This guide, created by Switchboard in partnership with the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers, highlights tips from […]

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Formal educational qualification is increasingly built into immigrant selection systems in many countries, but in a global context, the transferability and portability of such qualifications has been questioned. In 2013, Canada introduced the requirement for a formal assessment of educational credential equivalence for applicants in the skilled worker category. In this study, we use a […]

Expanded access to public benefits in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic vividly highlighted how such programs can reduce poverty for families and children. The end of the public-health emergency, announced on May 11, 2023, signaled a return to standard eligibility rules and brought a significant loss of access to support for many low-income […]

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These videos, created by the Multilingual Health Education Alliance (M-HEAL) in collaboration with the Congolese Working Group and NRC-RIM, provides information on safe vaccinations. It is available in Swahili (Congolese) and Kinyarwanda. This resource is a part of a toolkit that can be found here.

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This info sheet, created by the Multilingual Health Education Alliance (M-HEAL) in collaboration with the Afghan Working Group and NRC-RIM, provides information on the process of developing a safe vaccination. This resource is a part of a toolkit that can be found here.

These vaccination schedules, created by the Multilingual Health Education Alliance (M-HEAL) in collaboration with the Afghan Working Group and NRC-RIM, provide parents with a resource to track their child’s vaccinations. There are two available schedules for ages 0-6 and 7-18. This resource is a part of a toolkit that can be found here.

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This report describes an evaluation of the Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) Promotor Pathway program, which provides youth with a “promotor” who provides intensive case management, mentorship, and advocacy to youth who have multiple risk factors. LAYC’s Promotor Pathway specifically targets immigrant youth and youth of color from low-income households living in areas with high […]

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Evaluates Conversation Club, a Canadian after-school group mentoring intervention focusing on the expansion of the program across three separate regions of Ontario. The authors use a multiple methods design, including questionnaires (n=101), post-session process data, and qualitative interviews (n=18), to evaluate how Conversation Club impacts members’ feelings of hope, belonging, sense of ethnic identity, and […]

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Mixed-methods research evaluates Conversation Club (CC), a Canadian after-school group mentoring intervention for newcomer youth. The study’s main objectives are to examine the effects of CC on newcomer youth’s experiences of belonging, connectedness, hopefulness, and integration into Canadian society. Using a quasi-experimental design, CC (n = 67) and a comparison group of immigrant youth (n […]