Culture and Diversity links

Canadian Council for Refugees

The Canadian Council for Refugees is a non-profit umbrella organization dedicated to advancing the rights and protection of refugees in Canada (and around the world) and to the settlement of immigrants and refugees in Canada.

Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development
The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development is a consortium of researchers and academics who identify, synthesize, conduct and disseminate research on early childhood social and emotional development. The site offers summaries of research, a regular bulletin and occasional reports.

Child Care Resource and Research Unit
This site is linked to U of T’s Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU). In it you will find free articles about quality research into excellent childcare methods, free access to interesting and noteworthy developments about early childhood education, fact sheets and videotapes plus much, much more.

ConnectABILITY is a project of Community Living Toronto. The ConnectAbility website is a virtual community dedicated to lifelong learning and support for people who have an intellectual disability, their families and support networks.

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers site provides research and resources, including the study “Mapping the life experiences of refugee and immigrant families with preschool children” (2004).

Integration-Net is a Citizenship and Immigration Canada funded website that serves as a communications, information and research tool to support the work of the Canadian settlement community. The website offers and encourages the exchange of information and ideas about best practices in integration and includes news about current initiatives, upcoming events and hosts an online forum. is the website of Dr. Roma Chumak-Horbatsch, a professor at Ryerson University’s School of Early Childhood Education. The website is devoted to raising awareness of and providing resources to support home language retention in very young second language learners.
Sponsored by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), provides information on settling in Ontario, Canada for newcomers. A sister site – provides information and resources for practitioners working with newcomers.