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Information about how to utilize research on immigration and settlement for program planning, development and evaluation. Finding out more about newcomers to your community — where they are from, where they live, how they are integrating — helps you to plan what and where services are needed. This information can also help organizations to make more persuasive arguments when writing funding proposals.

Recently Added and Updated Related Research

Statistics Canada Reference Guides and Technical Reports
Ever wondered what StatsCan means by the terms in their Census reports? These guides provide information to help you effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2006 Census.
Public Census Data on Ethnic Diversity and Immigration
This Statistics Canada online resource has information on ethnic groups, visible minorities, the Canadian-born population, immigrants and non-permanent residents, and generation status in Canada (i.e. first generation, second generation, etc.).
Re-Visioning Project with the Korean Interagency Network (KIN), an Inter-agency Services Collaboration Project Report
This report summarizes KIN's work with the Wellesley Institute's (WI) Collaboration Project to explore how it could better coordinate services, programs and resources of its member agencies - December 2007.
Creating a Culturally Inclusive Organization: A Resource Action Guide
This Resource Action Guide comes out of a broader project to make the CMHA more reflective of, and accessible to, the diverse cultural groups in Canadian communities - March 2002.
Research Findings on the Housing Conditions of Newcomers: St. Stephen's Community House Language Training and Newcomers Services (LTNS)
In this research, questionnaires, focus groups and interviews were used to gather information on the housing conditions of the newcomers who use St. Stephen’s Community House Newcomers Services - June 2002.
Putting Data to Work for Immigrants and Communities: Tools for the Washington DC Metro Area and Beyond
This report promotes the effective use of demographic data by community-based organizations working with and on behalf of immigrants - March 2004.