Managing Immigration During a Global Health Crisis


Managing Immigration During a Global Health Crisis

Date: March 8, 2024 Key Topics: uMetropolis Course

Funded by Canadian Institute for Health Research

This course examines the principal challenges around migration and settlement encountered by Canadian immigrant service providers and policy-makers during the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020 - January 2022). The impacts of the pandemic are examined, showcasing data on the social inequities experienced by newcomers and First Nations Peoples at the time, as well as highlighting sectoral responses to support newcomers.

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the key economic, social, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on both a global scale and within the context of Canadian immigration and settlement services from March 2020 to January 2022;
  • Analyze the social inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, with a specific focus on the experiences of newcomers and indigenous communities in Canada;
  • Evaluate the sectoral responses implemented by Canadian immigrant service providers and policymakers to address the rapidly evolving economic, social, and health circumstances during the pandemic;
  • Identify emerging best practices and lessons learned from navigating the crisis, exploring innovative strategies and successful approaches employed by service providers and policymakers to support newcomers and address the challenges encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic's initial two-year period in Canada.

Course outline:

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Socio-economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Lesson 2 : Inequities During the Pandemic: What the Data Tells us
  • Lesson 3: Leadership, Solidarity and Creativity in the Field
  • Lesson 4: Not All Equal in the Face of a National Health Crisis
  • Lesson 5 : Taking the Lead in a National Emergency
  • Lesson 6: Facing the Future with Resilience and Empathy: Conclusion

$100.00 CAD

This course examines the principal challenges around migration and settlement encountered by Canadian immigrant service providers and policy-makers during the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020 – January 2022). The impacts of the pandemic are examined, showcasing data on the social inequities experienced by newcomers and First Nations Peoples at the time, as well as highlighting sectoral responses to support newcomers.

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