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The Impact of COVID on Immigrant and Racialized Communities in Montreal

By: Marco Campana
November 11, 2020

This talk presents the findings of a study on the impacts of the COVID crisis on vulnerable groups within Montreal's immigrant and racialized communities.

In April-May 2020, interviews were conducted with 50 key informants from community groups providing services to newcomers and ethnocultural associations in Montreal. Findings suggest that the COVID crisis disproportionately affects racialized groups with certain characteristics, including low SES, precarious migratory status, non-English or French speaking, or employment in the health sector or certain other ‘essential’ sectors.

Jill Hanley
Associate Professor, McGill School of Social Work and Scientific Director of the SHERPA University Institute on Migration, Health and Social Services

Janet Cleveland
Researcher on the rights and well-being of asylum seekers and non-status migrants, SHERPA University Institute on Migration, Health and Social Services

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