International Perspectives on Migration

Canadian Perspectives on Immigration in Small Cities

Editors: Tibe Bonifacio, Glenda, Drolet, Julie L. (Eds.)

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  • Illustrates regional perspectives of the nature and role of small city immigration in Canada
  • Features multi-disciplinary perspectives on immigration
  • Covers diverse experiences and regions
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About this book

This book examines immigration to small cities throughout Canada. It explores the distinct challenges brought about by the influx of people to urban communities which typically have less than 100,000 residents. 

The essays are organized into four main sections: partnerships, resources, and capacities; identities, belonging, and social networks; health, politics, and diversity, and Francophone minority communities. Taken together, they provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary perspective on the contemporary realities of immigration to small urban locations.

Readers will discover how different groups of migrants, immigrants, and Francophone minorities confront systemic discrimination; how settlement agencies and organizations develop unique strategies for negotiating limited resources and embracing opportunities brought about by changing demographics; and how small cities work hard to develop inclusive communities and respond to social exclusions.

In addition, each essay includes a case study that highlights the topic under discussion in a particular city or region, from Brandon, Manitoba to the Thompson-Nicola Region in British Columbia, from Peterborough, Ontario to the Niagara Region.

As a complement to metropolitan-based works on immigration in Canada, this collection offers an important dimension in migration studies that will be of interest to academics, researchers, as well as policymakers and practitioners working on immigrant integration and settlement.

About the authors

Glenda Tibe Bonifacio is an associate professor in women’s studies at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. She is a research affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy and with the defunct Prairie Metropolis Centre. Her research interests include gender, migration and citizenship; education, development and youth; and temporary foreign workers. Glenda is the author of Pinay on the Prairies: Filipino Women and Transnational Identities (UBC Press 2013); editor of Gender and Rural Migration: Realities, Conflict and Change (Routledge 2014) and Feminism and Migration: Cross-cultural Engagements (Springer 2012); and co-editor of Migrant Domestic Workers and Family Life: International Perspectives (Palgrave 2015) and Gender, Religion and Migration: Pathways of Integration (Lexington Books 2010).
Julie Drolet is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary’s Central and Northern Alberta region in Edmonton. She was previously a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. She is actively engaged in research in the field of international social work, community development, and Canadian immigration funded by SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council). She is a co-investigator in the Pathways to Prosperity Research Partnership and former domain leader in settlement, integration, and welcoming communities with Metropolis BC. Julie is co-editor of International Social Development: Social Work Experiences and Perspectives (Fernwood Publishing 2012) and Shifting Sites of Practice: Field Education in Canada (Pearson 2012). She is the author of Women and Micro Credit: Women’s Experiences in Cairo, Egypt (VDM Verlag 2008) and Social Protection and Social Development: International Initiatives (Springer forthcoming). 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Bonifacio, Glenda Tibe (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program (WICWP): The Case in Thompson-Nicola Region, British Columbia

    Drolet, Julie L.

    Pages 17-33

  • Working Together: Collaborative Response to Welcoming Newcomers in Brandon, Manitoba

    Gibson, Ryan (et al.)

    Pages 35-53

  • Local Immigration Partnerships: How Is Peterborough Engaged with Immigrant Integration?

    Ma, Michael C. K.

    Pages 55-74

  • (Mis)Givings in a Prairie City? Identity and Belonging of Filipina (Im)Migrants in Lethbridge, Alberta

    Bonifacio, Glenda Tibe

    Pages 77-98

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Canadian Perspectives on Immigration in Small Cities
Editors
  • Glenda Tibe Bonifacio
  • Julie L. Drolet
Series Title
International Perspectives on Migration
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40424-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40424-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40423-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82097-2
Series ISSN
2214-9805
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 291
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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