Promising practices

PROMISING PRACTICE AUGUST 2021
PROMISING PRACTICE AUGUST 2021

Achēv – TRIEC Mentoring Partnership

 

Read about Achēv and the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership that aims to support newcomers on their employment journey in Canada to achieve their goals and to improve their overall wellbeing as new members of Canadian society.
PROMISING PRACTICE JULY 2021
PROMISING PRACTICE JULY 2021

National Newcomer Navigation Network

 

Read about an intersectoral, dynamic national platform designed for the health, settlement, social and educational sectors serving newcomers to connect, learn and collaborate around system navigation.
PROMISING PRACTICE MAY 2021
PROMISING PRACTICE MAY 2021

Landing and Settling Program at Global Gathering Place

 

Read about a program that recognizes the barriers that may exist for immigrants and refugees in seeking, accessing or receiving mental health supports. As an alternative, through Landing and Settling’s weekly group sessions, clients benefit from social interaction and are guided to build on their inherent resilience while supporting one another in their journeys.
PROMISING PRACTICE APRIL 2021
PROMISING PRACTICE APRIL 2021

Women Exchanging Life Lessons (WELL) at Global Gathering Place

 

Through WELL, participants gain a heightened awareness of their health, and start building a referral network of information and resources. Read more to learn how this program works to equip newcomers with practical ways to address challenges early, through building health literacy and strengthening health supports for their own health and the health of their family members.
PROMISING PRACTICE MARCH 2021
PROMISING PRACTICE MARCH 2021

BrightStart! supports mental health and wellbeing for mothers and preschool-aged children

 

Learn about the BrightStart! program at The Global Gathering Place that uses structured play, crafts, songs and presentations to interrupt isolation and feelings of being overwhelmed for vulnerable immigrant and refugee mothers and children.
PROMISING PRACTICE FEBRUARY 2021
PROMISING PRACTICE FEBRUARY 2021

OCASI – The Accessibility Initiative

 

Learn about The Accessibility Initiative - a national bilingual project that aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of settlement sector professionals so that they are better equipped to serve newcomers with in/visible disabilities and Deaf newcomers.
PROMISING PRACTICE JANUARY 2021
PROMISING PRACTICE JANUARY 2021

National GAR Case Management – Client Support Services

 

Learn about a national program providing specialized settlement services to meet the complex needs of Government Assisted Refugees in their first 12-24 months of resettlement in Canada.
PROMISING PRACTICE DECEMBER 2020
PROMISING PRACTICE DECEMBER 2020

Business Edge Program – Intercultural Skills Lab

 

Learn about a program that helps internationally educated individuals gain skills for obtaining and retaining careers in Canada, and for establishing meaningful connections to help alleviate feelings of isolation.
PROMISING PRACTICE NOVEMBER 2020
PROMISING PRACTICE NOVEMBER 2020

Mennonite New Life Centre

 

Learn about the various innovative, holistic mental health programs at the Mennonite New Life Centre, and how this organization was able to shift to online service delivery due to COVID-19.
PROMISING PRACTICE OCTOBER 2020
PROMISING PRACTICE OCTOBER 2020

Newcomers’ Health and Well-Being program

 

Learn how Cedar Centre partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association of York Region/South Simcoe and the Welcome Centres of York Region, to implement a program that integrated a trauma-informed component to address the physical and mental health needs of immigrants and refugees.
PROMISING PRACTICE SEPTEMBER 2020
PROMISING PRACTICE SEPTEMBER 2020

Living Well in Times of Self-Isolation online program

 

Learn how the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia has developed an online program to support immigrants and refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic and practical tools to manage stress and worry.
Multicultural women's peer mentoring group
PROMISING PRACTICE AUGUST 2020

Multicultural Women’s Peer Mentoring Group

 

Learn about a community connection program at the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House that seeks to alleviate social isolation for immigrant and refugee women.
PROMISING PRACTICE JULY 2020

Traditional Embroidery as a Settlement Mental Health Modality with Arabic Speaking Refugee Women

 

Learn how Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services incorporates Expressive Arts, through the medium of traditional embroidery, into settlement programs to support the mental health of Arabic women and other refugee groups.
PROMISING PRACTICE JUNE 2020

Newcomer Initiative for Arabic-Speaking Youth

 

Learn how Kids Help Phone launched a pilot service to provide telephone counselling in Arabic to newcomer youth.
PROMISING PRACTICE MARCH 2020

Black Coalition for AIDS prevention

 

Learn how a coalition was built to provide ethno-specific and culturally competent services to African, Caribbean and Black communities living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, including immigrants and refugees.
PROMISING PRACTICE FEBRUARY 2020

HIV Edmonton

 

Learn how an organization in Edmonton developed a program to support the mental health of newcomers who have received a positive HIV result.
PROMISING PRACTICE JANUARY 2020

Trauma Centered Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

 

Learn how trauma-sensitive yoga practice can be used as an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma and PTSD. Leila, a certified facilitator, shares evidence supporting this practice and speaks about her experience in using yoga with trauma survivors.
PROMISING PRACTICE DECEMBER 2019

English Online Inc.

 

Learn how an organization in Manitoba is leveraging technology to break down isolation and provide settlement services to newcomers.
PROMISING PRACTICE NOVEMBER 2019

Women Sharing Heritage Program, Association for New Canadians

 

A Newfoundland organization is supporting young newcomer women who may have experienced sexual and gender-based violence by breaking the confines of traditional settlement and health settings.
PROMISING PRACTICE OCTOBER 2019

Foothills Community Immigrant Services, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

 

This Calgary Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS) is tackling newcomer children's feeling of social isolation and everyone in the community has a role to play.

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