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Immigrant and Refugee Health

We are a recognized leader for research on immigrant and refugee health. Our projects investigate how migration experience, immigration status and stream, and post-migration stressors affect settlement and health outcomes for immigrants, refugees, and their communities.

Key Projects


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Promoting Green Living Among Families

The key goal of this applied research project was to assess the role of community-based green living workshop series in promoting environmental/green living knowledge and practice among newcomer families living in low-income neighborhoods in Toronto. Another goal of this study was to document newcomer perspectives on environment/green living, and its link to food security and health.

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Best Practices for Planning Services During Large Cohort Refugee Arrivals

Based on Syrian refugee response, this study seeks to identify best practice recommendations for planning and delivering services when large cohorts of refugees arrive within a short span of time.

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Migration and Diabetes

The key goal of this project was to document experiences of diabetes and the factors affecting its risk, prevention, treatment and self-management among recent immigrants (compared to Canadian-born).