RESEARCH

Our Research Initiatives

ENHANCING CULTURALLY INTEGRATIVE FAMILY SAFETY RESPONSE IN MUSLIM COMMUNITIES

By: Mohammed Baobaid, Lynda M. Ashbourne ABOUT THE BOOK This informative new volume presents the Culturally Integrative Family Safety Response (CIFSR) model that is currently being used by the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) in London, Ontario. Created to support immigrant and newcomer families from collectivist backgrounds struggling with issues related […]

ENHANCING CULTURALLY INTEGRATIVE FAMILY SAFETY RESPONSE IN MUSLIM COMMUNITIES

By: Mohammed Baobaid, Lynda M. Ashbourne ABOUT THE BOOK This informative new volume presents the Culturally Integrative Family Safety Response (CIFSR) model that is currently being used by the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) in London, Ontario. Created to support immigrant and newcomer families from collectivist backgrounds struggling with issues related […]

FAITH AND SETTLEMENT PARTNERSHIPS, SETTING IMMIGRANTS AND CANADA UP FOR SUCCESS

MRCSSI partnered with the Centre for Community Based Research Purpose and Objectives The overarching purpose of this project is to collaboratively investigate partnerships among faith-based and government-funded settlement organizations, and to determine how these partnerships can better lead to positive settlement outcomes for newcomers and ultimately benefit Canadian society. The research will be carried out […]

A SAFE PATH OF INTEGRATION FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES: EXAMINING SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND COLLABORATIVE SERVICES/SUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES AT RISK OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

Dr. Lynda M. Ashbourne, PhD, RP, RMFT of University of Guelph – Targeted Research Syrian Refugee A Safe Path of Integration for Syrian Refugees: Examining social integration and collaborative services/supports for families at risk of family violence This research project makes timely use of an opportunity to collect data alongside a currently operating program supporting […]

CANADIAN DOMESTIC HOMICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVE WITH VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (CDHPIVP)

CDHPIVP is a five-year project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to conduct research on domestic homicides in Canada; to identify protocols and strategies that will reduce risk and increases safety; and to share this knowledge with the wider community. The CDHPIVP focuses on four populations (Aboriginal populations, Rural and northern populations, […]

PRE AND POST MIGRATION STRESSORS AND MARITAL RELATIONS AMONG ARAB REFUGEE FAMILIES IN CANADA

Doha International Family Institute, University of Calgary, University of Guelph Research Project The study seeks to explore the complexities associated with family relationships as well as marital relations in Arab refugee living in a Canada. Refugees’ pre-migration stressors influence their feelings of self-concept and their interpersonal relationships with immediate and extended family members. It can […]