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Faith & Settlement Partnerships: Setting Immigrants and Canada Up for Success
1. Literature Review
This summary highlights overarching themes of an international literature review on partnerships between faith groups and government-funded settlement agencies.
This annotated bibliography collates the main ideas from academic and non-academic articles related to the vision, structures, and processes of faith and settlement partnerships.
2. Organizational Survey
This report summarizes the results of an online survey of organizations within Toronto, Peel Region, London, and Waterloo Region highlighting their on-the-ground perspectives about faith and settlement partnerships within their communities.
3. Local Case Study Reports
This report features partnerships between one Christian denomination (The Salvation Army) and local settlement service providers in Waterloo Region, London, and Toronto.
This report features a partnership between a culturally-based community service agency (Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration) and a government funded settlement agency (London Cross Cultural Learner Centre).
This report features partnerships that the Muslim Social Services of Kitchener Waterloo (MSS) has developed with other local settlement agencies.
This report features a partnership between two inter-agency networks; Interfaith Council and the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group (the Local Immigration Partnership in Peel Region).
This report features a partnership between World Renew (a refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holder within the Christian Reformed Church) and other local refugee resettlement service providers.
This report features how a capacity building centre (TIM), housed within Tyndale University & Seminary, encourages partnerships between evangelical churches and local settlement service providers.
4. Executive Summary
The Executive Summary gives an overview of the findings from this project's research.
News & Events
May 3, 2018: Toolkit Webinar
April 26, 2018: Toolkit Launch + Workshop
March 22, 2018: Metropolis Conference Presentation
February 23, 2018: Symposium on Gender, Family, and Marital Relationships among Arab Refugee Families in Canada, Panel Presentation
2017: Article in Christian Courier "Welcoming partners:Can faith and settlement partnerships shape Canada’s newcomer-settlement practices?"
2017: P2P (Pathways to Prosperity) Workshop Presentation
October 13-15, 2017: Religious Research Association Conference Presentation
September 27, 2017:Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership Research Event Presentation
September 20, 2017: North York Faith & Welcoming Communities Forum Presentation
June 8-10, 2017: Canadian Psychological Association Poster Presentation
May 27-30, 2017: CSSR (Canadian Society for the Study of Religion) Conference Presentation
May 8-9, 2017: Our Whole Society Conference Presentation
May 1-5, 2017: C2UExpo Conference Presentation
March 16-18, 2017: Metropolis Conference Presentation
December 1-2, 2016: P2P (Pathways to Prosperity) Conference Presentation
November 3-5, 2016: CNMM (Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims) Conference Presentation
Project homepage link here.
Formerly Centre for Research and Education in Human Services (CREHS)