BMRC affiliate, Dr. John Shields was recently quoted in a news article entitled "The NDP and the UCP Both Need Better Immigration Plans." The author of the article, Ximena González, explains that while "Alberta’s two rival political parties want more people to move to the province", "neither are setting workers up to succeed."
In the article, Dr. John Shields, a professor of public policy and public administration at Toronto Metropolitan University, argues that "the resilience of immigrants shouldn’t be based on their capacity to endure hardship"; instead, “what we need to think more about is the idea of social resilience. We have much better outcomes when we have the institutional supports for people that allow them to adapt. None of us are individuals that face all of our problems in a totally isolated way — we need an integrated system that provides supports along the way.”
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