Monthly Archives: January 2016

Attracting Immigrants: Promising Practices from Rural Areas (PART ONE)

Today’s guest blog post comes from The Rural Immigration Project directed by Dr. Wayne Caldwell, a 3-year project housed at the University of Guelph that is exploring different approaches rural communities are using to attract and retain immigrants. Author Brianne Labute and colleague Bakhtawar Khan spoke to immigrants, policy-makers, and service providers in four Ontario case… Read More


Agriculture Going Strong in Waterloo and Wellington: New Report

Agriculture is declining in Ontario as a whole but not so in Waterloo and Wellington areas of Ontario. Agriculture is declining in Ontario as a whole but not so in Waterloo and Wellington areas of Ontario. This countertrend is the focus of the December 2015 Agriculture Research Project Waterloo Wellington report compiled by Carol Simpson,… Read More


A Few Findings from the Pathways to Prosperity Annual Conference, Part 2

In these two blog posts, I relay some research presented at the Pathways to Prosperity 2015 National Conference. Here I focus on a presentation in the workshop “Immigration to Northern, Rural and Remote Communities” (NRRCs). —   Immigration to Northern, Rural And Remote Communities Cathy Woodbeck, Executive Director of Thunder Bay Multicultural Association (TBMA), presented… Read More


A Few Findings from the Pathways to Prosperity Annual Conference, Part 1

Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) is a national research and policy-focused network intended to foster welcoming communities that promote the economic, social and civic integration of immigrants in Canada. Based in London, Ontario, the P2P partnership includes all key federal and provincial migration ministries; municipalities; national, regional, and local organizations involved in newcomer settlement; and researchers… Read More