Anti-racism/Diversity Resources
Links for practitioners working with multicultural families

Help Make a Difference
An initiative of the Government of Alberta to create awareness about the importance and benefits of diversity in communities..
34 ways to build stronger, better relationships between people of all backgrounds

Canadian Child Care Federation
Helping Children Respect and Appreciate Diversity (resource sheet)
Families and Practioners Working Collaboratively to Support Cultural Identity in Young Children (resource sheet)

Canadian Council for Refugees
Pathways to Gender Justice
A handbook that aims at enhancing the capacity of organizations to use a gender-based approach in their work with newcomers.

Canadian Ethnocultural Council
Capacity Building and Strengthening for Ethnocultural Communities: A Toolkit for Trainers

Canadian Immigrant Magazine
A monthly publication distributed nationally and based in Vancouver and Toronto.

Canadian Newcomer
Online magazine offering how-to information for new immigrants. Subjects covered include employment, housing, Canadian lifestyles, health, finances, ethnic media and education.

Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education
A non-profit organization that advances equality, social justice and respect for human dignity through education programs in Canada and around the world.
Play It Fair!
This human rights education toolkit for children aged 6 to 12, and for practitioners working with children helps to promote human rights, non-discrimination and peaceful conflict resolution within non-formal education programs for children, such as summer camps or after school activities. English and French.
Women’s Rights in Muslim Communities: A Resource Guide for Human Rights Educators

Family Service Saskatoon
Understanding Canadian Family Life: A Guide for Newcomers
A booklet to help familiarize newcomers to Canada with some of the cultural and legal aspects of family life in Canada.

Health Nexus, Ontario
Giving Birth in a New Land – Strategies for Service Providers Working with Newcomers
Growing up in a New Land – Strategies for Working with Newcomer Families
A blog that posts news, current issues, new initiatives, conference announcements, recent research and reports that may be of interest to others who are studying, working with or researching immigrant children/family issues.

A national bilingual website that aims to serve as a communications, information, and research tool to support the work of the Canadian settlement community. Managed by the Centre for International Migration and Settlement Studies, Carleton University.
Building Capacity for Welcoming Communities: Resources for Immigrant-Serving Organizations to Understand and Fight Racism in Canada
Attracting and Retaining Immigrants: A Tool Box of Ideas for Smaller Centres

Maytree Foundation
Private foundation that promotes equity and prosperity across Canada by funding immigrant settlement strategies and by researching and promoting policy options.
Their Cities of Migration website seeks to improve local integration practice in major immigrant receiving cities worldwide through information sharing and learning exchange. It features a collection of 'Good Ideas in Integration'- profiles that showcase good city-level integration practices that provide innovative and practical solutions to common problems and challenges, under the themes of 'Work', 'Live', 'Learn', 'Connect' and 'Plan'.

Metropolis Canada
International network for comparative research and public policy development on migration, diversity, and immigrant integration in cities in Canada and around the world.

Minnesota Department of Health     U.S.
Wash Your Hands: Poster in 24 languages

National Anti-Racism Council of Canada (NARCC)
Articles and reports about anti-racism.

Pathways to Prosperity
An alliance of university, community, and government partners dedicated to fostering welcoming communities and promoting the integration of immigrants and minorities across Canada. The main activities of the alliance are primary and secondary research, knowledge transfer, education, and mutual learning.

News items, events, RFPs and job listings for professionals in the settlement sector of Ontario.
Study on Parenting Issues of Newcomer Families in Ontario

An organization that develops and supports collaborative strategies that engage citizens and institutions to solve major community challenges, and to learn from and share these experiences.

Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)
A multi-stakeholder council that brings leadership together to create and champion solutions to better integrate skilled immigrants in the Toronto Region labour market. The Mentoring Partnership brings together recent skilled immigrants and established professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships. The Mentoring Partnership Handbook contains resources to support mentors and mentees.

We work hard at maintaining this information, but if you find any broken links, please let us know. If you would like to make any suggestions or share resources, please write to us at welcomehere[AT]