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Best practices in the dissemination of integral information to new immigrants, A scoping review

This review prepared by the Ministry of Citizens’ Services, British Columbia, examines the information needs and practices of new immigrants, as well as barriers to accessing public information. An environmental scan was conducted on the current information distribution methods used by various service providers in disseminating information to immigrants in BC. Findings showed that immigrants use various techniques to meet their information needs, such as using print materials and ethnic media. Many immigrant service groups use different information distribution methods such as print and audio-visual materials, and workshops. The review provides academic and practical support to the Justice Services Branch to better develop effective public information distribution methods for new immigrants in BC in order to help them settle successfully. This review includes a literature review and a cross-jurisdictional scan of public information distribution projects elsewhere in Canada, Australia, and the United States.

Author: Muttersbach, Paige
Title of Work: Best practices in the dissemination of integral information to new immigrants, A scoping review
Date: 2010
Organization: Ministry of Attorney General, British Columbia
URL: Click here http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/public/InformationForNewcomers.pdf
Topic: Immigrant and refugee communities
Location of Authoring Organization by Country: Canada
Location of Authoring Organization by Province/ State (unless national entity): British Columbia
Availability: Full report online
Language: English