Refugee Integration: Key concerns and areas for further research

In November and December 2011 the Canadian Council for Refugees consulted with settlement practitioners, private sponsors, academics and other stakeholders, on issues relating to the integration of refugees in Canada.

The objective was to identify current priority concerns regarding refugee integration and related areas for further research.

The project, supported by the UNHCR, builds on a report prepared by Jennifer Hyndman of existing research on the integration resettled refugees in Canada. By consulting with those
directly involved in refugee settlement and integration, we sought to identify areas where research would be of particular relevance and of practical use for the refugee serving community.

The project addressed the integration of resettled refugees (government-assisted (GARs) and privately sponsored) as well as those recognized as refugees in Canada.

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