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Exploring the Settlement Experiences and Information Practices of Afghan Newcomer Youth in Toronto (2021)

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June 4, 2022

This study examines the settlement experiences and information practices of recently-arrived Afghan immigrant and refugee youth in Toronto. As part of this ethnographic study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven Afghan youth between the ages of 18 and 28 who had lived in Canada for less than 10 years.

Research questions:

  1. What challenges and unmet settlement needs do Afghan youth in Toronto experience?
  2. What are the settlement-related information practices of Afghan newcomer youth in Toronto?
  3. What do the leisure activities of Afghan youth reveal about their settlement experiences and information practices?

Study implications:

"This study identifies the challenges and unmet settlement needs of Afghan youth in Toronto, and enhances our understanding of the information practices used by recent immigrant and refugee youth to make the transition of settlement. As such, it enhances our understanding of the context in which newcomer youth seek use and share information for settlement, and therefore has implications for the design and implementation of outreach strategies appropriate to reach these groups and deliver settlement information through trusted sources. By offering an in-depth portrait of the lives and information practices of Afghan youth during their settlement in Toronto, this study offers Afghan newcomer youth the opportunity to share their unique perspectives on their experiences since migration."

Exploring the Settlement Experiences and Information Practices of Afghan Newcomer Youth in Toronto (2021)

Summary

This study examines the settlement experiences and information practices of recently-arrived Afghan immigrant and refugee youth in Toronto. As part of this ethnographic study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven Afghan youth between the ages of 18 and 28 who had lived in Canada for less than 10 years.
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