Caring for Canada’s Children was an online training event offered by Mothercraft 2009-2010, and can be found archived on the Mothercraft website.
Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Mothercraft offered Caring for Canada’s Children training course for settlement workers and other professionals working with newcomer families and children from birth to age six. The two-year online training program covered many topics, including:
The effects of migration policy on family reorganization
Adaptations to parenting: Healthy family functioning
The Challenges to cultural and geographic dislocation
The global worker: Cultural competence in the settlement sector.
Mothercraft is seeking renewed funding to support updated training to include a training manual and future professional training.
If you participated in Mothercraft’s Caring for Canada’s Children, and have feedback, please respond to the following questions via email to Cindy Kwan at firstname.lastname@example.org .
1. Since the Caring for Canada’s Children training, have you found the information useful in your professional work?
2. Would you be interested in a more thorough updated training manual focused on newcomer families: issues for families with infants and young children under six years of age?
3. Please share a quick comment with us about the Caring for Canada’s Children training and its use in your professional work.
Responses are due by Friday, August 24, 2012
The International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care is (from their website) “a multidisciplinary journal focusing on international migration. The journal’s focus includes coverage of labour migration, asylum seekers, refugees and undocumented migrants, with an emphasis on health and social care and mental health issues.
“The following themes are of particular interest to the journal:
– Health care of migrants and refugees
– Impact of displacement on health and social care needs
– Treatment of refugee children
– Impact of family separation
– Human trafficking
– Integration of migrants and refugees”.
Submissions should be sent to the Editor, Professor Charles Watters at email@example.com
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has issued a call for papers for the provision of settlement and resettlement projects that are local, regional, national and international in scope.
National call for proposals
This call for settlement and resettlement projects includes mention of a new model of what used to called “childminding”. The new model is now called Care for Newcomer Children (CNC). Information is available on the CMAS website on the CNC model, including:
Care for Newcomer Children: Highlights
Care for Newcomer Children Bulletin
Care for Newcomer Children: Questions & Answers
For more information on the CIC call, and to ask questions, contact CFP2012@cic.gc.ca. Deadline is Sept 7, 2012.