Re-Visioning the Newcomer Settlement Support System
|Org:||Integrated Settlement Planning Research Consortium, Community Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto|
A study identifying strategies for coordinated and collaborative models of settlement service delivery in Toronto. The Integrated Settlement Planning Research Consortium was made up of five equal partners including the Chinese Canadian National Council-Toronto, the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto, the Hispanic Development Council, the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians, and the Multicultural Coalition to Family Services. Each partner produced an individual study and collaborated to develop the final study.
The research process involved the following activities:
- Literature reviews on immigrant settlement in general, and individually for the South Asian, Hispanic and Chinese populations and for the field of immigrant family services.
- Demographic and socio-economic analysis of immigrant settlement in Canada and Toronto using 1996 census data and other available secondary research.
- Mapping settlement concentrations in Toronto of the three subject populations of the study using the Zephyr Demographics database (for which the CSPC is a licensed party).
- Organizing and conducting focus groups of providers and service users/non-users for the family services field and for the three subject populations.
The Consortium made recommendations related to the areas of:
- Settlement Service Provision, Planning and Systems Integration and Coordination;
- Funding Settlement Services;
- Immigration and Settlement Policy.
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