Emily Mooney is a registered social worker who has worked in support of immigrant and refugee communities since 2002. In 2016, she received her Master of Social Work, with a focus on social justice and diversity, at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She also completed a graduate specialization in ethnic and pluralism studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Some of her research has focused on access to services for newcomer communities, and she is the author of OCASI’s Foundations of Settlement Work in Ontario, a comprehensive resource for the immigrant and refugee-serving sector. Her work at the Wellesley Institute involves leading the Community Knowledge Program, a project to build capacity for research and knowledge mobilization within organizations that support newcomers, and foster communication about research among academia, government, and community groups.