Focus area
Cities leading for immigrant integration

This Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Welcoming America report, authored by the USC Center for the Study of Immigration Integration, explores the quiet revolution taking place in U.S. cities and metropolitan areas, where municipalities are actively devising and implementing strategies to better welcome and integrate new Americans.

Projects and Programmes
Refugee Food Festival

The Refugee Food Festival is an itinerant project led by citizens and founded by the Food Sweet Food association with the support of the UN High Committee for Refugees (UNHCR). The idea of the festival is for restaurants to open and entrust their kitchens to refugee chefs, to share tasty and united moments.

Beyond the annual festival, we are developing activities that support the professional integration of the festival’s cooks: catering services, culinary events, cooking shows, cooking workshops, conferences and testimonials.

Official documents
Development and Cultural Diversity for Reduction of Poverty and Social Inclusion

The Programme promotes the revaluation of culture, inclusion and intercultural dialogue as a means to reduce this discrimination and to break the cycle of poverty affecting these groups. 

Projects and Programmes
Crafting for change: building sustainable development through traditional savoir-faire

‘Crafting for Change’ is a project that supports the crafting practice in order to develop it in a sustainable way, not only among the communities that have inherited the savoir-faire but also among young design students. The initiative encourages the dialogue between the Design students of Sorbonne and marginalized populations in Argentina, with the aim of delivering marketable products by working together.

Center for Intercultural Dialogue Posters

CID Posters visually present concepts or quotes related to intercultural dialogue, so that they may quickly be understood.

These are available free as PDFs, and may be printed and shared so long as the source is acknowledged.

Cultural competence in mental health care: a review of model evaluations

Cultural competency is now a core requirement for mental health professionals working with culturally diverse patient groups. Cultural competency training may improve the quality of mental health care for ethnic groups. A systematic review that included evaluated models of professional education or service delivery.

5-Minute Film Festival: Talking About Race and Stereotypes

A guide about starting dialogue and conversations about race in the class room. 

Cultural Competency and Safety: A Guide for Health Care Administrators, Providers and Educators

This document provides a background on the origins of cultural competency and cultural safety, highlighting two international experiences as examples. The guide explains the need for culturally competent and safe care, identifies the stakeholders in this process, and outlines ways we can evaluate health care programs and policies to ensure that they are culturally safe. We also look at culturally safe environments in education. Finally, we examine how culturally safe environments in health care and education are applied to First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

Enhancing Cultural Competency A Resource Kit for Health Care Professionals

This resource kit was jointly developed by the Alberta Children’s Hospital/Child and Women’s Health Diversity Program Coordinator, and the Program Facilitator, Mental Health Diversity Program (2002-2007), with the assistance of a project worker, in response to an identified staff need for easily accessible information on cultural diversity. The information is intended to assist health professionals in providing culturally competent care to individuals and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Projects and Programmes
New Ethiopia policy helps refugees legally document life events

Refugees can now receive birth, death and marriage certificates, a historic first that will give them better access to services.