Developing an Evidence Base and Sharing Settlement and Integration Practices that Work (DEB): Call for Nominations – 8

Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) is pleased to announce a new Call for Nominations for the project Developing an Evidence Base and Sharing Settlement and Integration Practices that Work (DEB).


Pathways to Prosperity has been contracted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to share innovative practices in immigrant settlement and integration with an empirical basis for their effectiveness. To date we have produced over 40 videos and briefs for this purpose, targeting a range of service areas, providers, and client groups.


A new Call for Nominations is now open and you are invited to participate in this research project through nomination of one or more promising practices.

Promising practices are innovative practices that have an objective basis for claiming effectiveness in achieving their stated aims and that have the potential for replication. Thus, promising practices are defined in terms of their innovation and effectiveness. Our approach focuses not only on identifying truly promising practices, but on analyzing and sharing key features that can be replicated.

P2P is seeking nominations of promising practices from a variety of parties involved in the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees in Canada. Practices do not have to be IRCC funded and we encourage self-nominations. Practices must be able to demonstrate their effectiveness through an external evaluation or within-organization measurement of outcomes that can be shared (e.g., website URL; you would be able to send it).

Promising practices in this round of nominations should focus on one (or more) of the following areas:

  • Supporting safe, affordable, and suitable housing for newcomers
  • Mental health supports for newcomers
  • Promoting financial literacy and security for newcomers
  • Language training for newcomers
  • Employer engagement, including by settlement agencies, LIPs, and RIF
  • Practices in LGBTQIA+ settlement services

Nominations will be reviewed by the Consultation Committee (constituting a team of settlement and research representatives across the country) in January 2024. A set of promising practices from this Call for Nominations will then be selected and featured on the Pathways to Prosperity website through videos and accompanying briefs (click here for examples).

Note that videos will be shot in person or online. Videos will feature several individuals who developed and use the practice discussing the essential ingredients that would need to be replicated in order to transfer the successful practice to other locations and to related areas of practice.

A nomination of a promising practice will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Feel free to nominate as many promising practices within the areas listed above as you would like. No compensation is provided for submission of a nomination, though the individuals who participate in the video and brief production at a later stage will receive compensation for their time.


Submit one or more nominations here:

(A copy of the nomination form is available here for your information, but please submit your responses through the online link above.)

An example of a successful nomination can be found here as a guide for how to complete a nomination.


The Call for Nominations will close on January 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST.


Should you have any questions about the project or call for nominations, please contact Alina Sutter at

We look forward to receiving your nominations.