October 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest

Programs, policies, and services may have unintended impacts on the health of newcomer, immigrant, temporary worker, refugee and other migrant groups. A Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) can help planners and policymakers think through the potential unintended impacts of a program on different population groups. To understand the impacts on immigrant populations, planners and policymakers need information on the immigrant groups in their jurisdiction.

The Newcomer Profile Tool for Peel region is a best practice, user-friendly interactive online tool for local data on newcomers.

In this webinar, Aamna Ashraf, Director of Peel Newcomer Strategy Group (PNSG), will discuss the role of Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) in supporting newcomer and immigrant populations in their jurisdiction, and demonstrate the Newcomer Profile Tool. This tool, created by the Peel Data Centre, Region of Peel, shares newcomer specific data using an interactive map of the assets in Peel Region at 77 small levels of geography covering all three municipalities in Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon).

This webinar is of specific interest for those who want to use data to:

  • Understand inequities such as newcomer poverty levels compared to non-immigrant poverty levels; under-employment aligned with educational background;
  • See languages, ethnicities, and housing of newcomers at the local level;
  • Map services including newcomer settlement, faith based organizations, refugee services, community centres, and libraries;
  • Inform a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) and enhance outreach, program planning and implementation to reduce inequities for immigrant populations.

This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.