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Faith & Settlement Partnerships: Setting Immigrants and Canada Up for Success

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The purpose of this two-year project (2016 - 2018) is to study partnerships among faith-based and government-funded settlement organizations. This will be done in order to determine how these partnerships can better lead to positive settlement outcomes for newcomers, and ultimately benefit Canadian society.

This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and builds upon past work by CCBR including another SSHRC-funded project entitled "The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration".

For more information on this project, including our main research questions and a list of methods we will use, please see the project's background information.

Research Team

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Project Director

  • Rich Janzen (CCBR)

Project Manager

  • Kyla English (CCBR)

Project Partners

  • Joanna Ochocka (CCBR)
  • Victoria Esses (The University of Western Ontario)
  • Mark Chapman (Tyndale University College & Seminary)
  • Ron Kuipers (Institute for Christian Studies)
  • Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo (World Renew)
  • Jim Cresswell (Ambrose University)
  • Doug Binner (The Salvation Army)
  • Michael Skaljin (Interfaith Council of Peel)
  • Aamna Ashraf (Peel Newcomer Strategy Group)
  • Trisha Scantlebury (Peel Newcomer Strategy Group)
  • Vera Dodic (Toronto Newcomer Office)
  • Idrisa Pandit (Renison University College)
  • Tara Bedard (Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership)
  • Mohammed Baobaid (Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration)
  • Huda Hussein (London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership)
  • Cameron Klapwyk (World Renew)

Research Assistants

  • Chris Brnjas (CCBR)
  • Elyas Farooqi (Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration)
  • H├ęctor Acero Ferrer (Institute for Christian Studies)
  • Sarah Best (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Giovanna Heron (Tyndale University College & Seminary)

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