University Settlement

University Settlement University Settlement is a multi-service agency that was founded in 1910 and has the distinction of being the first community-based social service centre in the City of Toronto. University Settlement has three other locations in addition to its main site at 23 Grange Road. Employment and Training is located at Spadina and Bloor at 720 Spadina Avenue. The LINC site, which houses its own childminding centre, is across the street from the Art Gallery of Ontario on Dundas Street, one block north of Grange Road. Our newest office, in North York, is located at 4920 Yonge Street, just north of Sheppard Ave.

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Beginning the Discussion

By Ruth Cassidy and James Grunaua — Abstract: God calls the church to deep levels of engagement with refugees and new immigrants that ultimately reveals God’s heart of compassion for vulnerable people, his desire for believers to live in right relationship with the “other,” his design for creation that includes unity with diversity, and his self-giving love that invites broken humanity into its embrace. — Keywords: new Canadian, refugee, sojourner, diaspora, displaced, church development, education, training —

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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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Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity

— Description: From Statistics Canada: Information on ethnic groups, visible minorities, the Canadian-born population, immigrants and non-permanent residents, and generation status in Canada (first generation, second generation, third generation or longer) https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/en/subjects/immigration_and_ethnocultural_diversity — Keywords: global, commission, gateway cities, displaced, diaspora, missiology, missional, demographics, diversity, intercultural, cross-cultural, ethnic profiles, country profiles, language, new Canadians, immigrant, refugee, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, international student

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Faith on the Move

The Religious Affiliation of International Migrants — Abstract: A new report on religion and international migration by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life finds that Christians comprise nearly half – an estimated 106 million, or 49% – of the world’s 214 million international migrants. According to the study, Faith on the Move: The Religious Affiliation of International Migrants, Muslims make up the second-largest group – almost 60 million, or 27%. The remaining quarter is a mix of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, adherents of other faiths and the religiously unaffiliated (those who identify as atheists and agnostics or say they have no particular religion). — Keywords: diaspora, displaced, gateway cities, global, demographics, immigrant, refugee, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, statistics, religious affiliation, religion — Additional Links: Faith on the Move – The Religious Affiliation of International Migrants

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State of Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Status in Canada – 2012

— Abstract: This joint report is a brief summary of some of the major developments in federal policy and practice as they impact on immigrant and refugee women in Canada, covering the five year period 2006-11. — Keywords: demographics, new Canadians, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, diaspora, displaced, gateway cities, global, immigration, laws, social justice, public policy, women —

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Immigrants in the US: A Missional Opportunity

By Jenny Kwang Yang — Abstract: How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014 by Missio Nexus. From their website: “We had a total of 414 people attend the tour. We had a total of 225 organizations represented in the five cities (including churches). Approximately 100 of those were churches; most of the remaining 125 were mission organizations although some of them were colleges/seminaries. We met with fellow pastors, church planters and mission leaders at this one-day event to explore approaches, resources and partnerships for developing church-based ministry to immigrants, refugees and international students. A Case Study provided from the 2014 Missio Nexus tour in Toronto, Ontario.” — Keywords: church development, Missio Nexus, missional, missiology, diaspora, displaced, gateway cities, commission, global, intercultural, cross-cultural, diversity, ethnic profiles, country profiles, evangelism, church, worship, new Canadians, immigrant, refugee, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, international student — Additional Links: https://missionexus.org

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Cedar Springs Outreach to Refugees and International Students

By Almaz Gemechu — Abstract: How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014 by Missio Nexus. From their website: “We had a total of 414 people attend the tour. We had a total of 225 organizations represented in the five cities (including churches). Approximately 100 of those were churches; most of the remaining 125 were mission organizations although some of them were colleges/seminaries. We met with fellow pastors, church planters and mission leaders at this one-day event to explore approaches, resources and partnerships for developing church-based ministry to immigrants, refugees and international students. A Case Study provided from the 2014 Missio Nexus tour in Toronto, Ontario.” — Keywords: Missio Nexus, new Canadians, immigrant, refugee, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, international student, intercultural, diversity, cross-cultural, missional, missiology, diaspora, displaced, gateway cities, commission, global, ethnic profiles, country profiles, language, church development, immigrant churches, evangelism, church, worship — Additional Links: https://missionexus.org

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Cherrydale Baptist Church Ministry to Immigrants

By Ed Grudier — Abstract: How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014 by Missio Nexus. From their website: “We had a total of 414 people attend the tour. We had a total of 225 organizations represented in the five cities (including churches). Approximately 100 of those were churches; most of the remaining 125 were mission organizations although some of them were colleges/seminaries. We met with fellow pastors, church planters and mission leaders at this one-day event to explore approaches, resources and partnerships for developing church-based ministry to immigrants, refugees and international students. A Case Study provided from the 2014 Missio Nexus tour in Toronto, Ontario.” — Keywords: Missio Nexus, new Canadians, immigrant, refugee, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, international student, intercultural, diversity, cross-cultural, missional, missiology, diaspora, displaced, gateway cities, commission, global, ethnic profiles, country profiles, language, church development, immigrant churches, evangelism, church, worship — Additional Links: https://missionexus.org

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