By Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Julie L. Drolet
This ebook examines immigration to small towns all through Canada. It explores the detailed demanding situations led to by means of the inflow of individuals to city groups which generally have under 100,000 citizens.
The essays are geared up into 4 major sections: partnerships, assets, and capacities; identities, belonging, and social networks; future health, politics, and variety, and Francophone minority groups. Taken jointly, they supply a accomplished, multi-disciplinary point of view at the modern realities of immigration to small city locations.
Readers will observe how varied teams of migrants, immigrants, and Francophone minorities confront systemic discrimination; how cost businesses and agencies advance exact recommendations for negotiating restricted assets and embracing possibilities led to by means of altering demographics; and the way small towns work flat out to enhance inclusive groups and reply to social exclusions.
In addition, each one essay features a case examine that highlights the subject lower than dialogue in a specific urban or quarter, from Brandon, Manitoba to the Thompson-Nicola sector in British Columbia, from Peterborough, Ontario to the Niagara Region.
As a supplement to metropolitan-based works on immigration in Canada, this assortment deals a huge size in migration reviews that might be of curiosity to teachers, researchers, in addition to policymakers and practitioners engaged on immigrant integration and settlement.
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10, Jennifer Ajandi and Melenie Neamtz deal with the perspectives of immigrant youth and the advocacy experiences of the Folk Arts Council of St. Catherine’s Multicultural Centre and Rainbow Youth Services to promote and advance social justice and equity. New young immigrants in the Niagara region face difficulties in accessing employment opportunities, transportation, support services as well as barriers in fully integrating in the educational system and the larger community with oppressive practices such as racism and discrimination.
L. Drolet [t]he civic capacity of large and small municipalities to sustain communities of social and cultural diversity living in states of vitality and harmony is a fundamental challenge to the future of Canada. It is within municipalities that basic states of social inclusion are cultivated and experienced. It is within civic communities that the relationships between citizenship and diversity are established. When social vulnerabilities and racial differences lead to serious disparities of circumstances and prospects, as is disturbingly evident in Canadian communities, then diversity is stripped of dignity and citizenship is devoid of mutual responsibility.
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Canadian Perspectives on Immigration in Small Cities by Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Julie L. Drolet