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 Research Reports

The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration 

National Research Findings

Summary Report

The summary report provides a brief (5-page) overview of the main findings from across the country, both from the local site research as well as the national-level reports.

National Denominational Survey Report

The national denominational survey includes aggregated data from 38 diverse Canadian church denominations that responded to questions pertaining to how and why Canadian churches are working with immigrants and refugees. 

National Key Informant Report

The key informant interview report reflects on 18 conversations with various denominational, interdenominational and nondenominational leaders from across the country. These interviews provide both on-the-ground and bigger-picture perspectives on the roles that churches can play in helping immigrants and refugees settle and integrate in Canadian society. 

Literature Review Summary

The literature review summary provides a brief overview of what is found in the annotated bibliography (below). It highlights the breadth of available literature pertaining to the role of Canadian churches in immigrant settlement and integration.

Annotated Bibliography

The annotated bibliography consists of literature from over 90 sources (including mainstream books, academic articles and blogs) related to the topic of the role of churches in immigrant settlement and integration.

 

Quarterly E-Bulletins

E-Bulletins are sent out via an email distribution list every 3-4 months, to provide a quick update on the Churches & Immigrants project and to highlight any new reports, events, or activities related to the study. If you would like to be added to this list, please sign up here.

Volume 6, June 2015

Volume 5, April 2015

Volume 4, December 2014

Volume 3, October 2014

Volume 2, 2014

Volume 1, 2014

 

 

 

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Local Site Reports

Montreal  

This site report shares insight from two individual interviews and one focus group with congregational leaders and other key informants in Montreal. Click the image below for access to the full report.

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Vancouver

The site report from Vancouver explores results from one six-person focus group and two case studies that explored the role of Vancouver churches in helping immigrants and refugees settle and integrate. Click the image below for access to the full report.

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Toronto

The site report from Toronto describes the findings from focus groups and two case studies that explored the role of local churches in helping immigrants and refugees to settle and integrate. Click the image below for access to the full report.

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Halifax, Moncton & Shediac 

The site report from Canada's east coast describes the findings from two case studies as well as focus groups that explored the role of local churches in helping immigrants and refugees to settle and integrate.  Click the image below for access to the full report.

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