Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Entrepreneurship as a Socio-Economic Tool for Resettlement

First and Second Generation Canadian Entrepreneurs
Research & design Asma Khanani Caporaletti
Supervisor Heather Daam, IwB
Audience & stakeholders Canadian citizens; first and second generation Canadian business owners; community services: Woodgreen Community Services community partner; local councils; business networks; the Government of Canada.
Duration Design Research Project (1 Term)
How can first and second generation Canadian entrepreneurs be better supported by local and national government services?

Description

This project explored the role of entrepreneurship in the resettlement of first and second generation Canadians, and their identities as entrepreneurs in new communities. It examined how refugees, immigrants and their children are supported through existing current social and economic services to forge new living patterns and identities in urban centres; what challenges they face; and what additional services are necessary to develop better strategies to assist this population in the establishment and growth of business ownership. Through a design research approach, interviews and research were conducted assisting in the collection of data to help identify how existing resettlement programs could diversify current strategies to support the journey of these individuals. 

Impact

As a group they explore the various options, introducing participants to a suite of alternative economic models and possibilities. The result was dialogue and deliberation about potential strategies to support Longford and similar communities in achieving a future that is socially, economically, and environmentally secure.

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