Here We Will Bloom: Current State of Nonprofit Arts Programs in Newcomer Reintegration in Canada

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2023-12-20

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Nel, Susanne

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The purpose of the study is to describe the current state of arts and culture programs offered by newcomer-serving nonprofits located in Canadian urban centres. The work recommends smart practices for nonprofit use of arts and culture practices to support the reintegration process undertaken by immigrants and refugees as they pursue fair participation in the host country. The study follows a qualitative methodological approach, using key informant interviews and a document scan of representative programs to collect data and coupling gap analysis with conventional content analysis. The fifteen major themes identified explain how nonprofit arts and culture programs support reintegration and inform three smart practices recommendations with implications for newcomer leadership and collaborative design, goals prioritization, and multidisciplinary service.

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newcomers, arts and culture, nonprofit program, reintegration, fair participation

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