Immigration Waterloo Region Weekly
Your guide to upcoming events, information and resources in Waterloo Region

OCTOBER 07 2019

Events and Programs
Healthy Women, Healthy Family, Healthy Community - Newcomer Women's Group, Oct 8 -Nov 12, 5-7:30pm
(I) In this group, newcomer women will learn about how to access resources related to healthy relationships, family planning and parenting, how to take care of children at school and how to start looking for jobs. Free bus tickets, free child care and healthy snacks.
Navigating Borders: How Rejected Asylum Seekers Resist Local Border Experience, Oct 10, 12-1:30pm
(G) Balsillie School of International Affairs brings this presentation that draws attention to the ways illegalised migrants experience and contest local bordering processes in public spaces, prisons and camps.
Tamarack Institute Webinars: Community Change and Leadership, Oct 10, 15 & 22
(G) Tamarack hosts a number of free webinars throughout the year featuring the latest ideas and thought-leaders from the field of community change. By registering for a webinar, you can participate live or gain access to the recording and presentation slides and resources after the broadcast. 
Turf, Trust, and Collaboration: Practical Tools for Building Trust, Oct 17, full day workshop
(G) This Tamarack Institute workshop will provide participants with simple, practical tools and approaches to building trust. Participants will be able to bring these back into their collaborative efforts and renew engagement and shared ownership. Also, consult other workshops about community engagement and leadership happening in Toronto and hosted by Tamarack Institute.
Poverty Simulation, Oct 18, 1-4:30pm
(G) Join the Wellington County Learning Centre and Project Read Literacy Network in its “Poverty Simulation: Experience the struggles of living in poverty in Waterloo-Wellington” at Fergus Community Sportsplex. Cost: $20 for advanced tickets. Cost at the Door: $25 per person.
2019 K-W Multicultural Centre Annual General Meeting, Oct 23, 7pm
(G) Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre invites the community to its Annual General Meeting at the Walper Hotel in Kitchener. Please, RSVP at
The Uses and Limits of Photovoice in Research on Life After Immigration Detention and Deportation, Oct 24, 12-1:30pm
(G) In this presentation, brought by Balsillie School of International Affairs , Dr Sarah Turnbull, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo, critically reflects on her failed attempt to incorporate visual methods in follow-up research on immigration detention and deportation in Britain.
Widening the Circle: Public Legal Education and Access to Justice, Oct 31, 9am-5pm, Toronto
(G) Community Legal Education Ontario, the Ontario Justice Education Network and the Law Society of Ontario present this day-long conference addressing public legal education and its role in access to justice.
Radiant Ladies Night, Nov 9, 5:30-11pm
(G) Coalition of Muslim Women of KW is organizing its Annual Fundrasing Gala at Rim Park. That night will bring multicultural food, music, fashion show and dances. Funds will be raised through sponsorships, silent auction and ticket sales only.
Civic and Community Engagement
KW All Candidate Meeting

This meeting will take place on Oct 10 from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Family Centre. This is an opportunity to meet and listen to candidates running in the upcoming federal elections on issues facing racialized and Muslim communities.
For more information, contact: Sarah Shafiq at 519-576-0540 ext. 3563 or
Federal Election Local Candidate Debates

The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is organizing local candidate debates for the next federal elections starting today, October 7, at 4 pm for candidates running for the Kitchener Center riding. Check the dates of the other debates that happen this week.
Research and Data
This article analyzes the efforts of New York City, London, and Barcelona to capitalize on the new opportunities offered by digital technology to reach immigrant communities, and explores the efforts of municipal governments to ensure that no one is left out of these technological shifts.
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