First-hand accounts of participants from over 30 countries paint a nuanced picture of what it means to uproot one’s life and to continue struggling in the adopted country.View More Immigrant, refugee voices take centrestage in new book
The new Parliament that resumes Monday will be more diverse, but some analysts recommend that political parties begin candidate recruitment well before election calls in addition to collecting race-based data.View More New Parliament has some fresh, diverse faces, but is it enough?
There are dozens of organizations, advocacy groups and entities that lobby around issues that impact immigrants, but there’s no organization that speaks up for immigrants and newcomers as a whole, writes Local Journalism Initiative reporter Naser Miftari.View More Who is Advocating For Canada’s Immigrants?
Canada’s most diverse parliament with 50 visible minority MPs resulted in a strong cadre of visible minority political staffers who are moving the levers of power behind the scenes. Their roles are essential in ensuring the politicians they work for understand the communities they represent. As the prospect of an election looms, New Canadian Media delves into their work as they move from back rooms to the campaign trail.View More Changing Politics Behind the Scenes
“It is virtually impossible for any political party to have a minority government, let alone a majority government if it cannot win in the immigrant and visible minority rich ridings of Canada.” NCM reporter Naser Miftari speaks to three politicians on the politics of diversity in Canada.View More The Politics of Diversity: Why Representation Matters
Families Minister Ahmed Hussen says the new national child-care plan will improve the situation of low-income families and newcomers in Canada, not only that of middle-class Canadians.View More New Child-Care Plan to Help Newcomers, Low-Income Families, Too: Hussen
Community organizations have had to change how they deliver services in a pandemic but are finding ways to provide support for the vulnerable groups they serve.View More Community Organizations Strive to Maintain a Human Touch Despite COVID-19
Canada remains deeply committed to refugee resettlement efforts and banks its post-pandemic recovery on increased immigration, as set out in the 2021-2023 immigration plan, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said during his presentation at the Metropolis Canada Conference.View More Canada Bets on Immigration to Meet “Unique Juncture” in History
In the fifth and final edition of our “Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in Covid-19 Literacy” project, we focused on the mental health impact COVID-19 has had on recent immigrants, as covered by ethnic media in comparison to mainstream media.View More Ethnic Media Chip Away at Stigma of Mental Illness Amid Pandemic
This fourth edition of our special project, “Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in COVID-19 Literacy,” focuses on the economic impacts of the pandemic on immigrants and visible minorities, as covered in ethnic media in comparison to mainstream media.View More What an Inclusive Recovery from the COVID-19 “Economic Firestorm” Could Look Like