Metropolis Institute produces the Canadian Diversity magazine, introduced in 2000, which focuses on the challenges confronting Canada and other countries arising from migration and rapid demographic change.

A second publication - The Metropolis eBook - highlights a selection of the cutting-edge cross-sectoral presentations in the immigration field intended for the annual Metropolis Canada Conferences.

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Focus Group Narrative Report

Date: 17 August, 2022

Key Topics: WES

Law 21 – Discourse, Perceptions & Impacts

A combined study (Léger survey of Quebec population as a whole & ACS survey of religious minority groups) merged and weighted by Léger, this enquiry provides a window into the interplay between public discourse, popular perceptions and experienced impacts around law 21 in Quebec.

Date: 10 August, 2022

Key Topics: Law 21, Research

MR-2 A Review of Future Trends in the Canadian Immigration and Settlement Sector

Within the scope of the ACS-Metropolis project “Envisioning the Future of the Immigrant Serving Sector” funded by the WES Mariam Assefa Fund, this review seeks to outline past and present trends which will impact future outcome scenarios for newcomers and the settlement sector. The critical trends analyzed include migration patterns and newcomer demographics, the housing crisis, technological advancements, capacity issues in the sector, IRCC funding and the use of alternative funding models, knowledge sharing in the sector, as well as labour market trends including employer discrimination and workers rights.

Date: 12 July, 2022

Key Topics: WES

MR-2 Envisioning the Future of the Immigrant-Serving Sector Proposed Pilot Project Briefs

With support from the WES Mariam Assefa Fund, ACS-Metropolis Institute began leading a two-year national action research project entitled Envisioning the Future of the Immigrant-Serving Sector. In January 2021 ACS-Metropolis began conducting nationwide research to discover how to strengthen the sector so that can be more responsive, collaborative, innovative and sustainable. We identified actionable solutions by engaging service providers, newcomers, policymakers, employers and other settlement sector stakeholders through a mixed-method research approach.

Date: 12 July, 2022

Key Topics: WES

A Qualitative Analysis of COVID-19’s Impact on Indigenous and Migrant Communities in the United States Southwest

Indigenous and Migrant communities in the southern Arizona borderlands are positioned along a unique social, political, and historical confluence. An analysis of their experiences during the COVD19 pandemic must be understood within the following context:

Date: 10 July, 2022

Key Topics: COVID-19 Impacts North America, Factsheets, In the USA

Pathways to Innovation and Inclusion

This special issue of Canadian Diversity examines critical issues related to skills and employment pathways for newcomers and racialized Canadians, particularly those most affected by COVID-19. This special edition of Canadian Diversity is published in partnership with the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management as a research lead for the Future Skills Centre. The Future Skills Centre – Centre des Compétences futures is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program. The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada. The articles in this special issue of Canadian Diversity were authored by the Diversity Institute and partners with the support of the Future Skills Centre, drawing on presentations from the special Future Skills Program hosted at the 23rd Metropolis Canada Conference, Migrants, Migration and Mobility: COVID-19 Response and Recover, held in March 2021.

Date: 17 May, 2022

Key Topics: Canadian Diversity

Trust and vaccinations by social indicators – Canada and the United States

This factsheet examines the change in vaccination rates when we examine whether someone has trust in the government and science. From our data, we see decreases in vaccinations across the board when people lack trust in science, which is especially true when examining political affiliation.

Trust and vaccination by ethnicity – Canada and the United States

This factsheet examines the change in vaccination rates when we examine whether someone has trust in the government and science. From our data, we see decreases in vaccinations across the board when people lack trust in science.

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