Unequal Relations

By Augie Fleras: A Critical Introduction to Race, Ethnic, and Aboriginal Dynamics in Canada — Description: Unequal Relations: A Critical Introduction to Race, Ethnic, and Aboriginal Dynamics in Canada is the market-leading, single-voice text for Race and Ethnicity courses in Canada, and it includes comprehensive coverage of racism, multiculturalism and diversity. This mature edition has been updated to remain current, and to include new sub-topics important to the discipline, including explicit discussion of the importance of immigration to Canada and its role in national building; older waves of immigration; and shifting attitudes of normalized immigrant groups. — Keywords: immigrants, immigration, refugees, multiculturalism, Canada, newcomers, settlement, research, racism — External Links: https://www.amazon.ca/Unequal-Relations-Introduction-Aboriginal-Dynamics/dp/0132310600

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CultureLink

— Description: A settlement agency for new Canadians, CultureLink is a not-for-profit community-based organization that facilitates the settlement of newcomers to Toronto, Canada. — Keywords: immigrant services, settlement — External Links: Home

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Statistics Canada Socio-Economic Profiles

— Description: Produced by Statistics Canada, in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, this is a series of 15 socio-economic profiles of Canada’s largest, fastest-growing ethno-cultural communities. The series uses 2001 Census data and includes the Chinese, Vietnamese, African, Arab, Caribbean, East Indian, Filipino, Haitian, Jamaican, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, South Asian, and West Asian communities. To date, profiles of 10 communities have been released; the remaining 5 will be released by the end of August. — Keywords: statistics, ethnic profiles, country profiles, languages, demographics, new Canadians, immigrant, refugee, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, international student — External Links: http://www12.statcan.ca/English/census01/products/analytic/companion/etoimm/canada.cfm

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The Multicultural Leader: Developing A Catholic Personality

By Dan Sheffield — Description: Clements Publishing. This little heretical book challenges the underlying idiosyncratic worldview of the modern homogeneous “church growth” movement. Well researched, biblical and highly relevant for the fragmented church today, this one should be on every church leader’s reading list and on the reading list of every seminary — church leadership course. Don’t have time to read all those books on church growth and church leadership? The Multicultural Leader proposes to transform your thinking, leadership and hopefully your church. — Keywords: multicultural leadership — External Links:

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Anglican Resources for Multicultural Sunday

— Description: Designating and celebrating the Feast of Pentecost as a Multicultural Sunday allows the Anglican Diocese of Toronto to embody a vision to recognize the value of diversity in building communities of hope and compassion as expressed in Ephesians 2:19: So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. It is our hope that these parish resources will help reflect and act on what it means to be a multicultural church. — Keywords: church planting, Christian ministry, newcomers, missions, immigrant services, multicultural, social justice, new Canadians, immigrant, foreigner, alien, migrant, intercultural, diversity, cross-cultural, missional, commission, church development, worship, church, evangelism — External Links: http://www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-life/diversity-resources

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Canada’s Ethnocultural Mosaic, 2006 Census

Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada © Minister of Industry, 2008 — Description: This report examines the ethnic origins of Canada’s population using data from the 2006 Census. It also provides information on the nation’s visible minority population. Each wave of immigration to Canada has increased the ethnocultural diversity of the nation’s population. In fact, the 2006 Census enumerated more than 200 different ethnic origins. Ethnic origin refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the respondent’s ancestors. An ancestor is someone from whom a person is descended and is usually more distant than a grandparent. In contrast, the 1901 Census recorded about 25 different ethnic groups in Canada. People who reported Aboriginal ancestries, and British and French origins, comprised the lion’s share of the population at that time. The list of ethnic origins in 2006 includes cultural groups associated with Canada’s Aboriginal people (North American Indian, Métis and Inuit) and the European groups that first settled in Canada, such as the English, French Scottish and Irish. It includes origins of immigrants who came to Canada over the past century, such as German, Italian, Chinese, Ukrainian, Dutch, Polish, East Indian and so on. Among newer groups

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United Way Report on Poverty by Postal Code

Description (from the United Way website): The number of poor Toronto neighbourhoods is rising at a rapid rate. In the past two decades, Toronto has changed dramatically and not all for the good. The income gap is widening and neighbourhood poverty has intensified. As the numbers of high poverty neighbourhoods increase — especially in the inner suburbs — everyone’s quality of life suffers. United Way explores the changing geography of neighbourhood poverty in Poverty by Postal Code, its newest report. Poverty by Postal Code encourages public debate and action — the first steps in preserving Toronto as one of the best places in the world to live. — Keywords: demographics, new Canadians, immigrant, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, intercultural, diversity, multicultural, cross-cultural, statistics — External Links: http://web.archive.org/web/20140222164621/http://www.unitedwaytoronto.com/whatWeDo/reports/povertyByPostalCode.php

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Resources for Intercultural Ministry across North America

Centre for the Study of Global Christianity Christian Ministry Global Mapping International GMI is an international team of evangelical research, GIS and IT professionals passionate about informing, equipping, and connecting the Church for more appropriate and effective mission. Emmanuel Gospel Center Founded in 1938, the Emmanuel Gospel Center (EGC) is a Christian ministry serving urban churches and communities in Greater Boston and beyond. Through applied research, consulting, and programs, EGC works with many partners to nurture the vitality of urban churches as they support and care for the spiritual and physical needs of all people in the city, especially those who are marginalized or underserved. For example, we help churches create programs to empower adults and youth who are homeless, and to motivate and support urban youth to complete high school and succeed in post-secondary education. We work to connect the Body of Christ across cultures, and seek to strengthen those working in urban contexts through customized, holistic consulting and training. We also create venues for urban youth workers, church planters, pastors, and leaders to collaborate in prayer, training, and effective engagement. — Keywords: mapping, ethnography, urban Christian ministry

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An Anthropological Approach To Diaspora Missiology

By Dr. Steven Ybarrola — Abstract: The discipline of anthropology has, throughout much of its short history, been interested in the migration, adaptation, and identity of peoples. Throughout much of the 1970s and 1980s anthropologists produced a plethora of ethnographic works dealing with ethnicity, inter-ethnic relations, and ethnic identity. However, beginning in the 1990s the focus began to turn towards the study of diaspora communities and the transnational connections these communities often maintained with “home.” In this paper, I examine ways in which anthropology can contribute to our understanding of diaspora missiology, and I argue that the study of the religious dimensions of diaspora communities can create a common interest, and even a partnership, between anthropologists and missiologists. — Keywords: missiology, diaspora, displaced, ethnography, anthropology

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