Book Title: Canadian Settlement in Action: History and Future

Authors: Alexandru Caldararu; Julie Clements; Rennais Gayle; Christina Hamer; and Maria MacMinn Varvos

Book Description: The five chapters of this book encapsulate the past, present, and future of Canadian immigration and settlement. The topics, in part, cover the history of immigration to Canada through an objective lens that allows readers to learn what transpired with the settlement of specific ethnic groups, as well as address Canada’s current policies and approaches to immigration. This leads to an exploration of the challenges that newcomers to Canada and the settlement sector are encountering today. Readers and learners of settlement studies will embark on a journey of self-reflection throughout this book as they engage in many activities, quizzes, and interactions which may be self-directed or instructor led.

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Book Description

The OER textbook is an introduction to key issues in the settlement sector rather than a comprehensive exploration of this dynamic and multifaceted field. Maria MacMinn Varvos situates the history of settlement services in Canada, including a look at delivery models and perspectives. Alexandru Caldararu introduces and situates social justice and anti-oppressive practice in settlement worker practice. Christina Hamer presents types of migration-related trauma and the mental health challenges many newcomers face before arriving in Canada. Rennais Gayle discusses the settlement experiences of older arriving immigrants, particularly focusing on family dynamics. In her chapter, Julie Clements provides an overview of how settlement workers can effectively navigate intercultural communication contexts. While the textbook chapters can be read in the order presented, each chapter presents a unique issue and can also be enjoyed in non-sequential order.

Authors

Alexandru Caldararu; Julie Clements; Rennais Gayle; Christina Hamer; and Maria MacMinn Varvos

Subject

Society and culture: general

Metadata

Title
Canadian Settlement in Action: History and Future
Authors
Alexandru Caldararu; Julie Clements; Rennais Gayle; Christina Hamer; and Maria MacMinn Varvos
Editor
Nicholle Carriere
Reviewers
Rosalia Dela Cruz; Wendy Ilott; Suzanne Oswald; and Lynn Sutankayo
Illustrator
Rahma Farah
Primary Subject
Society and culture: general
Additional Subject(s)
Migration, immigration and emigration, Ethnic groups and multicultural studies, Racism and racial discrimination, Social discrimination and equal treatment
Publisher
NorQuest College
Publication Date
December 21, 2021
Ebook ISBN
978-1-55195-472-1