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Immigrant Children and Families
January 31, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Panel & Discussion on Immigrant Children and Families
Hosted by CERIS: Bridging Migration, Research, Policy and Practice
Friday, January 31, 2014
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Room 548, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
246 Bloor Street West, Toronto (near St. George TTC Station)
Monica Valencia, Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University
Eunjung Lee & Marjorie Johnstone, Factor-Inwentash faculty of Social Work, University of Toornto
Aamna Ashraf, Peel Newcomer Strategy Group
Rupaleem Bhuyan, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
This panel discussion highlights two unique research projects and one local initiative on immigrant children and families. Monica Valencia will present the findings of her participatory research with a group of Latin American immigrant children in Toronto. Focusing on the growing phenomenon of education migration, Eunjung Lee and Marjorie Johnstone will take up the case of South Korean transnational families mobilizing for their children’s education in Canada. Aamna Ashraf will discuss some of the ways Peel Newcomer Strategy Group is working with the settlement sector, local government, and community stakeholders in order for newcomer families to succeed once they arrive in Peel.
This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.