Report: Trauma recovery for Yazidis after the 2014 ISIS genocide – international approaches and policy recommendations

This report complements the RESPOND research (www.respondmigration.com) on migration and immigrant integration by bringing the focus on a specific case, the trauma recovery of Yazidis with an explicit emphasis on their psychosocial needs. To this respect, it draws data and findings from international guidelines in approaching trauma recovery from a holistic perspective and includes also…

Evaluating Refugee Program – resource, webiar and toolkit

The Evaluation Refugee Program project was an initiative to build the evaluation capacity of the refugee sector across Canada in order to improve supports and outcomes for refugee newcomers. Funded by IRCC under the Service Delivery Improvements program, the project started in 2019 and ended in March 2021. Check out this summary to learn about…

UNHCR Education materials: Teaching about refugees

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. On this online Teaching About Refugees page, you can find FREE and adaptable UNHCR teaching materials on refugees, asylum, migration and…

Health Literacy Partnerships: Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)

This project aims to improve health outcomes for low literacy newcomer women, including refugees, with this series of tools and resources. These tools help people access healthcare services by learning to navigate the healthcare system better, reducing the barriers to accessing services and improving health literacy outcomes. They can be used by healthcare professionals and language instructors,…

Research: “Retention Rates -Do refugees stay in the province where they land?”

Researchers: Yoko Yoshida, Jonathan Amoyaw and Rachel McLay Affiliation: Dalhousie University and the University of Saskatchewan This report looks at retention in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. Figures are generated from IMDB data that have been made publicly available by Statistics Canada. This report provides an example of what can be learned through the creation…

Migration Policy Institute report – Volunteers and Sponsors: A Catalyst for Refugee Integration?

Community engagement and the importance of knowing how to support volunteers and sponsors. While volunteer efforts cannot replace specialized social service agencies or well-resourced social assistance programs, they offer unique resources that can be an invaluable complement to the services that professional agencies and caseworkers provide. Yet engaging volunteers or community sponsors is hardly a…

UNHCR Canada Report – Are refugees good for Canada? A look at Canadian refugee integration

The following study surveys the most recent data and research available to provide a glimpse into the lives and achievements of the one million refugees who arrived in Canada since 1980. It should serve as a useful source for those interested in explaining to various audiences how refugees integrate and contribute to Canadian society and…

CCR: Promoting Positive Opinion Toolkit

“Welcoming refugees benefits both communities where they settle and the people who are able to escape persecution and build new lives. Those involved in welcoming refugees know this well, but not everyone does. There is a constant need to counter misperceptions and promote better understanding about refugees. This toolkit is intended to help us get…