Faith & Settlement Partnerships

Faith & Settlement Partnerships

Faith & Settlement Partnerships: Setting Immigrants and Canada Up for Success

A CCBR Research Project

The purpose of this two-year project (2016 — 2018) is to study partnerships among faith-based and government-funded settlement organizations. This will be done in order to determine how these partnerships can better lead to positive settlement outcomes for newcomers, and ultimately benefit Canadian society.

This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and builds upon past work by CCBR including another SSHRC-funded project entitled “The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration”.

Research Team

Project Director

  • Rich Janzen (CCBR)

Project Manager

  • Jessica Dyck (CCBR)

Project Partners

  • Joanna Ochocka (CCBR)
  • Victoria Esses (The University of Western Ontario)
  • Mark Chapman (Tyndale University)
  • Robert Cousins (Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre)
  • Ron Kuipers (Institute for Christian Studies)
  • Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo (World Renew)
  • Jim Cresswell (Ambrose University)
  • Doug Binner (The Salvation Army)
  • Michael Skaljin (Interfaith Council of Peel)
  • Aamna Ashraf (Peel Newcomer Strategy Group)
  • Trisha Scantlebury (Peel Newcomer Strategy Group)
  • Subhi Tarim (Peel Newcomer Strategy Group)
  • Vera Dodic (Toronto Newcomer Office)
  • Idrisa Pandit (Renison University College)
  • Tara Bedard (Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership)
  • Mohammed Baobaid (Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration)
  • Huda Hussein (London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership)
  • Rebecca Walker (World Renew)

Research Assistants

  • Chris Brnjas (CCBR)
  • Elyas Farooqi (Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration)
  • Héctor Acero Ferrer (Institute for Christian Studies)
  • Sarah Best (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Giovanna Heron (Tyndale University)


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