Pre-and-Post Migration Stressors and Marital Relations Among Arab Refugee Families in Canada

An international research collaboration in partnership with Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), University of Guelph, and the University of Calgary. The project assessed the impact of pre-and-post migration on marital relations and family dynamics among Arab refugee
families; and, examined the role of professional service providers in supporting these Arab refugee families. The recommendations are: Social services- Enhance the utilization of Culturally Integrative Responses; provide culturally focused training; strengthen existing services to meet the unique needs of this population; Social Policy- Extend existing financial and
settlement support beyond one year; Re-examine current immigration policy governing Government Assisted Refugee and the Privately Sponsored Refugee programs.

The project is completed, and the final report is posted on