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In this issue:
• Toronto: Sultans of Science
• Berlin: Mayoral Voices in the Immigration Debate
• Including Migrant Votes Is Good for Democracy
• Canberra: Courting Justice
• The Mathematics of Immigration
• Wicked Failures? Cities Offer Local Solutions
• David Lubell: U.S. Cities in Race to Attract Immigrants
• Saint-Denis: Professional Mentoring for Youth
• Willkommen in Berlin
• Good Ideas in the News
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Alma, a live-in caregiver from the Philippines, paid $4,000 as recruitment fees to come to Canada. She also bought her airplane ticket costing more than $1,000 despite the Live-in Caregiver Program mandating that the employer should pay for it. As the money Alma paid to the recruiter was more than three years’ earnings in the Philippines, Alma borrowed it at an exorbitant rate of interest. Given the minimum wage she earns here in Toronto, it would take at least three years to pay back the debt.
Johnna, a member of the Caregivers’ Action Centre, speaks at the launch of the Metcalf Foundation’s report on how recruitment practices exploit temporary foreign workers. Fay Faraday, the report's author, looks on.   Alma, a live-in caregiver from the Philippines, paid $4,000 as recruitment fees to come to Canada. She also bought her airplane ticket costing more than $1,000 despite the Live-in Caregiver Program mandating that the employer should ...
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Canada does not “import” violent conflict despite some in its diasporic communities remaining invested in overseas conflicts, says the new study, "The Perception & Reality of 'Imported Conflict' in Canada," by the Mosaic Institute. But these conflicts still have a large and lingering effect on the lives of many Canadians.
Living in Canada transforms the way we see the world, said John Monahan, executive director of the Mosaic Institute. Photo: Ranjit Bhaskar Canada does not “import” violent conflict despite some in its diasporic communities remaining invested in overseas conflicts, says a new study by the Mosaic Institute. But these conflicts still have a large and lingering effect on the lives of many Canadians. “We do import trauma," said Rima Berns-McGown, rese...
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The latest musical craze has hit the streets of Toronto, and just in time!  We could all use a little more "happy" until spring finally arrives.
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Citizenship should not be taken lightly. As Maytree's president Ratna Omidvar writes, we should do everything in our power to strengthen our bonds, our obligations and engagement with Canada. But extending the residency requirement by one year is lazy policy. If we want to strengthen Canadian citizenship, we need to work harder, not simply longer.
By Ratna Omidvar (Maytree Opinion, February 2014) Citizenship should not be taken lightly. As Ratna Omidvar writes, we should do everything in our power to strengthen our bonds, our obligations and engagement with Canada. But extending the residency requirement by one year is lazy policy. It is a bit like being on the treadmill longer, without working harder to raise your heart rate. If we want to strengthen Canadian citizenship, we need to work...
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Most immigrants are risk takers, ready to explore the unknown. Their entrepreneurial spirit has always played a key role in global trade and the economic success of host countries. Governments across the world are paying renewed attention to this very element in the immigrant psyche to make up for their own populace’s flagging interest in entrepreneurship.
Binu George, an immigrant entrepreneur in Canada, who benefited from Connect Legal's services.   Most immigrants are risk takers, ready to explore the unknown. Their entrepreneurial spirit has always played a key role in global trade and the economic success of host countries. Governments across the world are paying renewed attention to this very element in the immigrant psyche to make up for their own populace’s flagging interest in entrepreneur...
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How do we ensure that our public policy solutions have a chance of moving forward and getting on the legislative agenda? How can we use public policy ideas to increase public awareness and debate, as well as inspire others to join us in our work? This session addressed these and other questions as Deena Ladd shared her experience and ideas on building the base for effective public policy work.
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In this issue:
• Gottingen: Gardens of Intercultural Delights
• Immigrant = The New Mainstream
• Berlin: Cities and the Case for Migration
• Fair Game: Sporting Ideas for Integration
• Cities in the Forefront of Fight against Racism
• Sydney: Orchestrating New Audiences
• Willkommen in Berlin
• Good Ideas in the News
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Cities have long been the primary entry point for immigrants. That is where opportunities exist at scale. Like others before them, immigrants flock to cities for success – economic and personal. In the process, they contribute to the vitality of local neighbourhoods and the growth and development of urban regions that drive a nation’s prosperity. It is in the interest of cities to manage this process well and help newcomers settle and integrate.
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Read more about overcoming the risks of linking workplace challenges to culture from Athina Schloo, Director of Employee Programs and HR Initiatives at RBC.
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In this post, we highlight employers who have developed and implemented programs and HR strategies –  many in partnership with immigrant employment organizations – to create a more inclusive working environment for visible minorities and skilled immigrants.
On February 10, 2014, the winners of the annual Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition were announced, recognizing employers from across the country for creating inclusive workplaces for employees from five diverse groups: women; visible minorities; persons with disabilities; Aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peoples. Employers were selected by the editorial team at the Canada's Top 100 Employers project...
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Promoting equity and prosperity with a focus on immigration, integration and diversity.

Maytree promotes equity and prosperity through its policy insights, grants and programs.We develop, test and implement programs and policy solutions to alleviate poverty and promote inclusion.

We run a number of programs with a particular focus on immigration, integration and diversity. We believe that integration must work both in the short and long-term, strengthening our social cohesion, nation building and citizenship.