Media and Technology Survey on Newcomers

Introducing the Media and Technology Monitor for Newcomers
The Media and Technology Monitor for Newcomers (MTM Newcomers for short) is the first and only media and technology survey on newcomers in Canada. Conducted by CBC, the survey is open to all newcomers (refugees, asylum seekers, international students and immigrants of any stream) who arrived in Canada during the last five years. The survey is available in 8 different languages: English, French, Tagalog, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Arabic, and Spanish. When newcomers complete this survey, they are playing a vital role in helping to give newcomers a voice and making their practices better understood by policymakers and media companies.

What is it?
A 10-15 minute online survey that can be completed on a phone, tablet or a computer. Newcomers can sign-up to complete the survey here. Those who complete the survey will be given an online gift card worth $10 from VISA, which can be used anywhere. Newcomers will not be contacted after they have completed the survey for any reason. All data will remain anonymous.

How can you help?
MTM Newcomers wants to ensure proper representation of newcomers in the survey, and they're lacking responses from newcomers in Saskatchewan. You can share this link to the survey with the newcomers in your network, so that they can complete the survey and help make sure newcomer voices are represented in the MTM data set!
To help, we’re sharing an FAQ in both English and French (available in other languages by clicking the link above) and a series of multilingual graphics for sharing with the newcomers in your network however you communicate with them.

Why does it matter?

The data will be used to inform, design, and deliver services to newcomers. For organizations like the CRTC and Federal Departments it’s a key tool in crafting policy and designing and delivering the services Newcomers use and need.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns at all, and you can also email Sara Saleh, who is coordinating the project at CBC.

Thanks and take care

Ahmad Majid (He/Him)

Executive Director | SAISIA

March 10, 2021 | Communications Chair

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