Category: Research

ACS Studies: Canadian Opinion on the Corona Virus (Parts 1-20)

“The findings are based on a two week rolling average of groups identifying as visible minority, conducted by Leger in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies with a total sample for the two weeks exceeding 3700 Canadians, 18 years of age or older and collected via an online panel between March 27 and March…

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Immigration Research West: Yazidi Resettlement in Canada – Final Report 2018

ABSTRACT In 2017, Canada resettled 1,215 Yazidis (IRCC personal communication) refugees who have experienced extreme violence, torture, and displacement at rates that astonished the international community. Early reports from settlement agencies in Canada reveal that the high degree of trauma Yazidis have experienced has made their resettlement and integration very difficult. Almost all the Yazidis…

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IPW – Report “Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-Building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples”

“Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-Building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples” report, by the Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW), has been launched. The main recommendation is to provide an orientation tool kit that contains information about Indigenous history and culture, and treaties, while facilitating discussions about stereotypes, telling positive stories about Indigenous communities and listing…

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Migration 2030: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada and the World – Conference presentations

The Migration 2030 conference took place on February 20 and 21, 2020.  The conference launched Ryerson’s Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration into a critical conversation on the outlook for migration for the next decade. Over the two days, participants examined the challenges and concerns surrounding the governance of migration in Canada…

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Report launch – “Assisting Renters: Manitoba’s Rent Assist”

The online launch of “Assisting Renters: Manitoba’s Rent Assist” in the Context of Canada’s National Housing Strategy was on April 15, 2020. A video of the launch is now available “Assisting Renters Launch Video” Assisting Renters: Manitoba’s Rent Assist in the Context of Canada’s National Housing Strategy Rent Assist — a Manitoba rent supplement program…

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CCPA – State of the Inner City Report 2019

The State of the Inner City Report 2019 “Forest For The Trees: Reducing Drug and Mental Health Harms in the Inner City of Winnipeg”  has been launched. This report is available free of charge from the CCPA website www.policyalternatives.ca. Printed copies may be ordered through the Manitoba office for a $10 fee. For general inquiries and publication orders, contact…

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CCPA: “They Can Live a Life Here” – Current and Past Tenants’ Experiences with IRCOM’s Model of Housing and Wrap-Around Supports

Finding affordable, secure, good quality housing is an essential and immediate part of the early settlement process for immigrants and refugees. Yet, obtaining appropriate housing can be daunting and often impossible in housing markets with a dearth of affordable housing and low vacancy rates. Newcomers are often unfamiliar with the particularities of local practices, lack…

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CCPA: Making Social Housing Friendly for Resettling Refugees

This work is an extension of a longer-term project that began in 2015, in which the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives partnered with Welcome Place, the housing arm of the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC), which provides housing, legal and settlement supports for newly arriving refugees in Winnipeg. Three main objectives animate this larger research…

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CERI: Youth Engagement in Ethnocultural Organizations in Winnipeg

This report supplements a previous report, “Ethnocultural Community Organizations in Winnipeg: A Legacy Document“, that was written in 2018. Collectively, the two documents explore the role of ethnocultural community groups and organizations in providing services and supports for newcomers, and particularly refugees, in Winnipeg. The legacy document was written first to serve the immediate knowledge…

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