Newcomer Resilience and COVID-19: Settlement Policies and Programs
The pandemic has had devastating impacts that are likely to have long-term social and economic consequences. In Canada, often seen as an attractive and welcoming destination for immigrants, refugees, and temporary visa holders, the pandemic has revealed unexpected strengths and concerning fault lines in Canada’s immigration system. Drawing on recent research, speakers will investigate challenges and opportunities for immigration and integration policies and programs emerging from the pandemic.
- COVID-19, Migration and the Canadian Immigration System: Dimensions, Impact and Resilience by Prof. John Shields and Ms. Zainab Abu Alrob, Ryerson University
- Immigrants, Essential Work, and Resilience: A Comparison among Metropolitan Areas by Dr. Marshia Akbar, Ryerson University and Prof. Valerie Preston, York University
- Conceptualizing Social Resilience: Migrants, COVID-19, and the Case of Non-profit Settlement Agencies by Prof. John Shields and Dr. Marshia Akbar, Ryerson University