Publications, Research & Reports

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A Data Governance Framework for Health Data Collected from Black Communities in Ontario (2021)
A Data Governance Framework for Health Data Collected from Black Communities in Ontario (2021)
Posted on: August 21, 2021
This report introduces the Engagement, Governance, Access, and Protection (EGAP) Framework, developed by Black health sector leaders and health equity experts in Ontario to guide the  collection, management, analysis, and use of race-based data from Black communities in ways that advance health equity.
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Vaccine hesitancy in Canada and the United States (2021)
Vaccine hesitancy in Canada and the United States (2021)
Posted on: August 21, 2021
This report reviews vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous Peoples, Black people, immigrant, and native-born populations in Canada and the U.S.
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The Political Economy of a Modern Pandemic: Assessing Impacts of COVID-19 on Migrants and Immigrants in Canada (2021)
The Political Economy of a Modern Pandemic: Assessing Impacts of COVID-19 on Migrants and Immigrants in Canada (2021)
Posted on: August 21, 2021
This paper explores the COVID-19 crisis with a focus on immigration and migration in Canada using a political economy lens.
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Sharpening our public health lens - advancing immigrant health equity during COVID-19 and beyond (2021)
Sharpening our public health lens: advancing im/migrant health equity during COVID-19 and beyond (2021)
Posted on: August 20, 2021
Differential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought deeply rooted inequities to the forefront, where increasing evidence has shown that racialized immigrant and migrant  (im/migrant) populations face a disproportionate burden of COVID-19. This commentary aims to highlight the need for public  health and clinical training, research, and policy to thoughtfully prioritize im/migrant health equity during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Newcomer Navigation from Coast to Coast - Pan-Canadian Needs Assessment (2020)
Posted on: August 20, 2021
The National Newcomer Navigation Network (N4) is a national network for the diversity of  professionals who assist newcomers in navigating the complex Canadian health and social services system. To inform the development of its N4 Platform and online certificate program in  newcomer navigation with Saint-Paul University, N4 undertook a pan-Canadian needs assessment of both sectors.
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DiverseCity Counts 8: A Snapshot of Diverse Leadership in the Health Care Sector (2013)
DiverseCity Counts 8: A Snapshot of Diverse Leadership in the Health Care Sector (2013)
Posted on: November 1, 2020
This research examines diversity on boards and in senior management of health care institutions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
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The mental health of immigrants and refugees: Canadian evidence from a nationally linked database (2020)
Posted on: August 24, 2020
Immigrants are found to be healthier upon their arrival to Canada than the Canadian-born population—a phenomenon referred to as the healthy immigrant effect (HIE). Does self-reported mental health (SRMH) differ between Canadian-born and immigrant respondents?
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Migrant Care Labour and the COVID-19 Long-term Care Crisis - How Did We Get Here (2020)
Migrant Care Labour and the COVID-19 Long-term Care Crisis: How Did We Get Here? (2020)
Posted on: August 9, 2020
This paper provides some context regarding the care crisis in LTC facilities, in particular its relationship with the type and skill mix of labour, including the degree to which immigrant workers are represented in this sector.
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Post-Covid 19: The need to revisit Canada’s work regulation toward professional immigrants (2020)
Post-Covid 19: The need to revisit Canada’s work regulation toward professional immigrants (2020)
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Posted on: August 9, 2020
In this article, the author explores why during the Corona Virus Pandemic that Canada suffers from a shortage of health care professionals, it cannot benefit from its own immigrant professionals who immigrated to Canada as skilled workers?
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COVID-19, Migration and the Canadian Immigration System: Dimensions, Impact and Resilience (2020)
COVID-19, Migration and the Canadian Immigration System: Dimensions, Impact and Resilience (2020)
Posted on: July 30, 2020
This report identifies, documents and assesses the many ways that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been affecting migration, borders, immigrant populations, and Canada’s immigration and settlement system between March, 2020 and June, 2020.
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(Re)Constructing and Resisting Irregularity: (Non)citizenship, Canada’s Interim Federal Health Program, and Access to Healthcare (2019)
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Posted on: May 5, 2020
This article analyzes the experiences of refugee claimants in Toronto’s everyday healthcare places, like walk-in clinics, doctor’s offices, and hospitals, in the aftermath of the 2012 Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) revisions (2019).
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Human rights in countries of origin and the mental health of migrants to Canada
Posted on: May 5, 2020
This study explores the effect of human rights violations in countries of origin on migrants' mental health. Findings indicate that high levels of human rights violations in countries of origin have long-term effects on migrants’ mental health (2020).
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Using technology to deliver mental health services to children and youth in Ontario
Using technology to deliver mental health services to children and youth in Ontario
Posted on: February 22, 2020
By linking current research and relevant policy implications, this paper also provides a comprehensive picture of the potential role that technology (both existing and emerging) can have in improving child and youth mental health (CYMH) services in Ontario.
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Waterloo Region Immigration Profile
Posted on: June 17, 2019
This report provides a profile of immigration in Waterloo Region by presenting data on both recent and established immigrants as well as temporary residents. The purpose of the report is to increase the understanding of immigrant populations in Waterloo Region to ensure that as a region and community, appropriate services and strategies are planned to include the broader needs of this population.
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A systematic literature review of reported challenges in health care delivery to migrants and refugees in high-income countries – the 3C model
Posted on: June 14, 2019
Migrants and refugees have important health needs and face inequalities in their health status. Health care delivery to this patient group has become a challenging public health focus in high income countries. This paper summarizes current knowledge on health care delivery to migrants and refugees in high-income countries from multiple perspectives.
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Lessons from the Influx: How Edmonton Welcomed Refugees From Syria…and What We Are Learning as They Strive to Put Down Roots
Lessons from the Influx: How Edmonton Welcomed Refugees From Syria…and What We Are Learning as They Strive to Put Down Roots
Posted on: June 2, 2019
This narrative study, sponsored by the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, captures key milestones, representative stories and observations about a unique time in our history as a multicultural community, both to salute those involved and to glean insights that may inform our collective future.
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