Report from the Road – Learnings and Presentations from Maytree’s German Exchange
From November 28 to December 2, we had the opportunity to visit four cities in Germany (Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, and Cologne) to share good practices in immigrant integration. In each city, we also visited with staff of German projects to learn about local immigrant integration practices. Experience the German tour through four short slideshows.
Thanks to the Heinrich Böll Stiftung in Berlin, we have a video of the Berlin presentation. Since the whole presentation was three hours long, we’re giving you the option to watch the individual segments. Peter Boehm, Ambassador of Canada in Germany: Welcome Ratna Omidvar, President, Maytree: Introduction Alan Broadbent, Founder and Chairman, Maytree: Historical context and [...]
In this clip, Donna talks about the importance of the TDSB reaching out to newcomer parents and caregivers to ensure their children’s success. Donna Quan is Deputy Director, Academic in the Toronto District School Board. She provides leadership for the Academic “learning for all” agenda for approximately 260,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
In this clip, Elizabeth talks about the TRIEC model and how its replication has helped to improve their own work. Elizabeth McIsaac is the Executive Director of TRIEC. She has worked with TRIEC since it was launched in 2003 as a Maytree project. She has also held various positions at Maytree, most recently as the director of policy.
In this clip, Peter talks about why it’s important for a police service to diversify, as it is “the most visible form of a functioning democracy.” He also describes efforts and successes the Toronto Police Service has had diversifying the force.
In this clip, Matt talks about how important it is for a public broadcaster to truly include and reflect its diverse public.
Cities are the destination of choice for most immigrants. The welcome cities provide to their newest residents is key to successful integration and, in the end, vital to their social and economic health. It’s also essential to the ongoing prosperity of cities themselves. It’s not surprising then that cities worldwide are eager to learn from [...]