Sharing Settlement and Integration Practices that Work

Pathways to Prosperity has been contracted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to share innovative promising practices in immigrant settlement and integration with an empirical basis for their effectiveness. To date we have produced 31 videos and briefs for this purpose, and over the next five years we will be producing an additional 34 videos and accompanying briefs on promising practices, targeting a range of service areas, providers, and client groups.

Promising practices are innovative practices that have an objective basis for claiming effectiveness in achieving their stated aims and have the potential for replication. Thus, promising practices are defined in terms of their innovation and effectiveness, which can be empirically measured as successful outcomes of the practices. Our approach focuses not only on identifying truly promising practices, but on analyzing and sharing key features that can be replicated. Promising practices may have faced challenges in their initial implementation, and these challenges are also considered and analyzed so that others can learn from these experiences.

The project is co-led by the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA). The Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance (CISSA-ACSEI) and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) are central partners.


Featured Promising Practices

Program and OrganizationArea of PracticeLocationVideoBrief
2Gether Youth Mental Health & Wellness Project

Association for New Canadians
Settlement Services and Supports that Contribute to the Physical and Mental Well-being of Newcomer Individuals and Families St. John's, N.L.Watch VideoDownload Brief
Academic and Economic Integration of Immigrants

The Refugee Centre
Services and Supports for Vulnerable Immigrant GroupsMontreal, QCWatch VideoDownload Brief
Arrival Advisor

PeaceGeeks Society
Information and OrientationVancouver, BCWatch Video Download Brief
Barista Training for Newcomer Youth with Starbucks Canada

ACCES Employment
Developing Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations to Provide Supports for Immigrant Settlement and IntegrationToronto, ONWatch VideoDownload Brief
Be Back Soon

Connections Early Years Family Centre

Services and Supports for Vulnerable Immigrant GroupsWindsor, ONWatch VideoDownload Brief
Bike Host

CultureLink Settlement and Community Services
Settlement Services and Supports that Contribute to the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Newcomer Individuals and FamiliesToronto, ONWatch VideoDownload Brief
Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health

Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
Settlement Services and Supports that Contribute to the Physical and Mental Well-being of Newcomer Individuals and Families Niagara Region, ONWatch VideoDownload Brief
Community Broker Strategy

Action Dignity Society
Anti-Racism Dialogues and InitiativesCalgary, ABWatch Video
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Cultural Brokerage Program

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Supports for Youth and Addressing Intergenerational Issues
Calgary, ABWatch VideoDownload Brief
Culturally Responsive Accommodations for Family Violence

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Strategies for Engagement with Non-Settlement Service ProvidersCalgary, ABWatch VideoDownload Brief
Employment First: Workplace Skills for Refugees

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

Services and Supports for Vulnerable Immigrant Groups
Calgary, ABWatch VideoDownload Brief
English in the Workplace Program

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
Strategies for Employer EngagementHalifax, NSWatch VideoDownload Brief
Entry Program

Altered Minds Inc.
Information and OrientationWinnipeg, MBWatch VideoDownload Brief
Immigrant and Refugee Communities Neighbours, Friends and Family Campaign

OCASI
Anti-Racism Dialogues and InitiativesToronto, ONWatch Video
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International Student Connect

COSTI Immigrant Services
Coordination of Settlement Services in Communities with Multiple
Service Providers
Toronto, ONWatch Video

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International Student Retention Program (PRÉI)

CAFi
Developing Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations to Provide Supports for Immigrant Settlement and IntegrationMoncton, NBWatch VideoDownload Brief
Intentional Connection

Allies for Refugee Integration (ARI)
Developing Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations to Provide
Supports for Immigrant Settlement and Integration
Ontario, Various LocationsWatch VideoDownload Brief
IRCOM House

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc.
Housing SupportsWinnipeg, MBWatch VideoDownload Brief
Knowledge Into Action

Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC)
Settlement Services and Supports that Contribute to the Physical and Mental Well-being of Newcomer Individuals and Families Winnipeg, MBWatch VideoDownload Brief
Make It! Social Entrepreneurship for Newcomer Women

Vancouver Community College
Services and Supports for Vulnerable Immigrant GroupsVancouver, BCWatch Video
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Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub (NEH)

Diversity Institute, Ryerson University and Scadding Court Community Centre
Services and Supports for Vulnerable Immigrant GroupsToronto, ONWatch VideoDownload Brief
Orientation to Ontario

COSTI Immigrant Services
Coordination of Settlement Services in Communities with Multiple
Service Providers
Toronto, ONWatch Video
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Our Selves, Our Daughters

Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC)
Settlement Services and Supports that Contribute to the Physical and Mental Well-being of Newcomer Individuals and Families Winnipeg, MBWatch VideoDownload Brief
Real Me Identity-Based Wraparound Intervention

Centre for Newcomers
Strategies for Engagement with Non-Settlement Service ProvidersCalgary, ABWatch VideoDownload Brief
Refugee 613 Welcomes You to Ottawa: WhatsApp Group for Arabic-Speaking Newcomers and Refugees

Refugee 613
Information and OrientationOttawa, ONWatch Video

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Remote Social Support for GARs and Refugee Claimants


Together Project: A MakeWay Initiative
Promoting Welcoming CommunitiesGreater Toronto Area, OntarioWatch Video

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South Vancouver Migrant Workers Empowerment Circle

South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
Services and Supports for Vulnerable Immigrant GroupsVancouver, BCWatch VideoDownload Brief
United Voices: Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit

Immigrant Services Calgary
Strategies for Engagement with Non-Settlement Service ProvidersCalgary and Surrounding Area, ABWatch VideoDownload Brief
Welcome Ambassador Program

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
Promoting Welcoming CommunitiesHalifax, NSWatch VideoDownload Brief
Welcome Group Program

Together Project - A Tides Canada Initiative
Promoting Welcoming CommunitiesToronto and Thunder Bay, ONWatch VideoDownload Brief
WES Gateway Program

World Education Services
Information and OrientationToronto, ON; Delivered across CanadaWatch VideoDownload Brief

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