WIR208 - Introduction to Settlement Sectors

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Subject Title
Introduction to Settlement Sectors

Subject Description
From an integrated anti-oppressive framework this subject introduces students to current policies, legislation and regulatory bodies governing immigration experiences, settlement processes as well as agencies serving immigrants. Particular attention will be paid to discourse of re-settlement, integration, and citizenship both in urban and rural areas. Students will further be encouraged to critically examine how intersection of race, gender, class, ability, sexual orientation, age, immigration status, and proficiency in official languages affect the notion of identity and sense of belonging within the Canadian society.

Credit Status
One Credit toward the Social Service Worker Immigrant and Refugee Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon commitment to weekly readings, participation of class discussions and successful completion of all course assignments, the student will be able to:

1. Distinguish socio-demographic colour of immigration,
define settlement, and understand various stages of
settlement.

2. Describe and critically analyze history of settlement in
Canada, and understand modernized approach to settlement.
3. Understand how funding affects the operation and service
delivery of agencies serving immigrants.

4. Describe and critically analyze current theories of power
and describe how power manifests itself in the nature and
implementation of regularity bodies preventing immigrants
from accessing employment and educational attainment.

5. Identify, contextualize and assess the settlement needs
of the following immigrants: un-accompanied dependent
children, youth, women, foreign-trained professionals,
families, members of the LGBTTI community, and seniors.

6. Identify the differing settlement needs of immigrants in
urban versus rural areas and analyze how immigrant
spatial locations and realities include and exclude the
diverse social groups.

7. Demonstrate understanding of the principles within the
Social Work Code of Ethics, Canadian Charters of Rights
and Freedom, the Ontario Human Rights Code, as guidelines
set for social service work practice, social workers,
social service and settlement workers to respect
diversity and unique cultural, religious and individual
beliefs consistent with the rights of others.

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