Civic Tech Montreal
After registering, you will receive the zoom link to the event.
Deadline to register: February 22nd at noon.
How can we mobilize tech to strengthen those in need? Civic Tech MTL is excited to invite you to “Empowering Refugees and Newcomers with Tech”, a four-part event series in collaboration with Welcome Collective, The Refugee Centre, and Techfugees Toronto.
This four-event series will bring together community actors and tech enthusiasts to consider the challenges faced by newcomers and refugees in Montreal, and to explore some potential tech-facilitated solutions.
A Four-Part Event Series:
February 22nd 2021- Panel Presentation (English)
February 25th 2021- Panel Presentation (French)
March 1st 2021- Workshop #1 (Bilingual)
March 8th 2021- Workshop #2 (Bilingual)
All events will take place online from 19:00-20:30 EST
Participants are invited to continue working on generated ideas at Civic Tech Montreal’s Bi-Weekly hacknights after the conclusion of this event series!
February 22nd (English) & February 25th (French) – Panel Discussion
Come discover our collaborators! Welcome Collective, The Refugee Centre, and Techfugees will give an overview of their mission and the work currently being done at their organizations. They will also present four central issues currently being faced by refugees and newcomers. These issues will be the topics explored during the next two workshops.
March 1st – Workshop #1:
Participants will sign up to participate in one of the four discussion rooms to explore one of the challenges presented during the panel presentation. This session will focus on applying the guiding principles of “Building With” communities and applying a human centered approach to design.
March 8th – Workshop #2:
Participants will regroup and finalize their ideas, followed by a solutions presentation at the end of the workshop.
Please note that participants can attend the panel discussion without participating in the workshop, but must attend the panel discussion to participate in the workshop.