Tuesday 29 November 2016

New Research Partnership of Faith and Immigration/Refugee Settlement

This year, CPRSE joined a new, two-year research project led by our friends at the Centre for Community-Based Research in Kitchener-Waterloo, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Partnership Development Grant program. Titled Faith and Settlement Partnerships: Setting Immigrants and Canada up for Success, the project explores ways to build upon the successful track record of settlement organizations working together with faith groups to welcome and help establish newcomers to Canada. We are leading two of six case studies, focusing on the work of CRCNA’s World Renew as a federally sanctioned Sponsorship Agreement Holder, as well as the work between the Peel Newcomers Strategy Group and the Interfaith Council of Peel. As a co-applicant to this Partnership Development Grant, ICS received funding for a Research Assistant to work on the project in 2016-17. The CPRSE has hired ICS Ph.D. candidate Hector Acero Ferrer to fill this role, and he is already hard at work on the project.