Education & Action Resources
Our education and action resources promote awareness of immigrant and refugee struggles, hopes and recommendations for change. They highlight the voices, stories and analysis of newcomers themselves. Resources include: reports and policy briefs, a bi-annual advocacy magazine, and a video documentary. All education and action resources may be ordered using our online order form.
All of our reports and policy briefs are rooted in Participatory Action Research (PAR). PAR develops collective knowledge and action that transform social reality and improve the lives of the people involved – through research, adult education and social action.
Newcomer Skills At Work: Policy Recommendations for the City of Toronto, 2010. A municipal policy brief outlining a series of recommendations for advancing newcomer access to fair and meaningful employment through municipal action on employment equity and paid internships.
Refusing to Settle for Less In 2009, the Mennonite New Life Centre partnered with newcomers on a participatory action research project to document newcomer employment experiences and ideas for policy change. Among the key recommendations offered by newcomer research participants were: economic incentives for employers to create paid work opportunities for newcomers and employment equity legislation to mandate fair and equitable hiring practices.
To read other publications of the Mennonite New Life Centre, check out our Publications & Community Resources section.
New Voices is a bi-annual magazine featuring articles written by internationally trained journalists and immigrant writers. Our contributors explore the political and social realities that affect the lives of immigrants and refugees, expose injustices and propose solutions. Read past issues and stay informed by ordering your subscription to New Voices below.
For internationally trained journalists: To find out more about writing for New Voices, please contact Adriana Salazar at 416-699-4527 X 229 or email@example.com
Raising our Voice is a half hour documentary that tells the story of newcomer advocacy for fair employment and inclusive civic participation, reaching out to community partners and political allies through a Community Forum. Members of the Newcomer Advocacy Committee talk about their experience of finding strength and hope in collective reflection ad action on four advocacy priorities: employment equity, paid internships, community organizing, and municipal voting rights for permanent residents. To organize a free video screening and dialogue with newcomer activists, please contact us at: (416) 699-4527 Ext 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Preview the video below.