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New SSHRC-Funded Project to Begin in September

Sep 01, 2016

CCBR, together with several local organizations (including the Reception House Waterloo Region, the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support, and the Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership), will explore the disruptive impact of the recent Syrian refugee crisis on the way local communities support newcomers. This will be done in order to: (1) determine innovations in how local communities can better support refugees, and  (2) to determine how public policy can reinforce these innovations.

This nine-month project will kick off in September 2016 and will follow a community-based research (CBR) approach. The research team will gather information through four key methods: a document review, key informant interviews, an organizational survey, and focus groups. We look forward to exploring different perspectives on how Waterloo Region - and the many organizations that support newcomers - were impacted by the influx of over 1,000 Syrian refugees between November 2015 and March 2016.