- Exploring Private Refugee Sponsorship (P.I.Hyndman 2017-2021)
- Refugee integration and long-term health outcomes in Canada ($1.35m)
- Geographies of Migrant Politics, Identity, and Belonging (P.I.Hyndman)
- A Preliminary Investigation into Refugee Sponsors (P.I. A. Macklin, co-investigators L. Goldring, J. Hyndman, A. Korteweg)
1. Exploring Private Refugee Sponsorship (P.I.Hyndman 2017-2021)
Probing private refugee resettlement in Canada: long-term sponsors and their communities – a research project
This study aims to understand the experiences of private sponsors and the newcomers who have been sponsored to come to Canada. The Canadian Government facilitates three kinds of refugee resettlement: government-assisted refugees (GARs); privately-sponsored refugees (PSRs); and a relatively new category of blended visa office-referred refugees (BVORs) supported equally by government and private sponsors. GARs are by far the most ‘studied’ category of refugees. Much less is known about PSRs, in part because of their smaller-scale support by faith-based organizations and civil society groups that are geographically dispersed across the country. Historically, they have been much less visible. Very little is known about the settlement of BVOR refugees because numbers to date have been small and the category is relatively new. [read more...]
Research brief with William Payne and Shauna Jimenez (PDF)
2. Refugee integration and long-term health outcomes in Canada ($1.35m)
Michaela Hynie (P.I.) S. McGrath, J. Hyndman, K. Sherrell and other co-applicants across Canada
Refugee Integration and Long-term Health Outcomes in Canada is a pan-Canadian longitudinal study funded by The Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). The project is a partnership between settlement service agencies and academic research institutions in three of Canada’s largest refugee resettlement provinces: British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.
We are looking at how different resettlement programs support the social integration of Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) and Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSRs) and the impact of integration pathways on their long-term physical and mental health. Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of new Canadians by understanding what leads to successful integration outcomes and for whom so that we can tailor resettlement programs to best suit newcomers’ needs and circumstances.
Our research goals:
To produce knowledge based on survey data, interviews, & focus groups, that will:
- Inform promising practices for refugee resettlement and integration
- Strengthen knowledge exchange in the settlement sector
- Identify the impact of settlement policies on refugee health and well-being
- Deepen our understanding of the influence of social conditions on long-term health and well-being
- Infographic here if space allows (see below)
See SYRIA.LTH (long-term health)
3. Geographies of Migrant Politics, Identity, and Belonging (P.I.Hyndman)
This SSHRC funded grant (co-applicant G. Pratt) initially focused on newcomer identities in relation to frames of multiculturalism and transnationalism, each theoretical approach framing them differently. The Tamil diaspora part of the project, based out of the Greater Toronto Area, morphed into an exploration of Tamil nationalism in the face of human rights atrocities, mobilization from afar, and non-violence in the Tamil diaspora in Canada. We explore the associations, identities, and connections among those who came to Canada as newcomers and those born here. War crimes, widespread civilian death, and internment of Tamils in Northern Sri Lanka have been documented in the last months of the war, in May 2009, and since.
Hyndman, J., A. Amarasingam, G. Naganathan. “Diasporic Geopolitics: Tamil Nationalism, Securitization, and Peace in Toronto” (in progress) for Geopolitics.
Amarasingam, A., G. Naganathan, and J. Hyndman. “Canadian Multiculturalism as Banal Nationalism”, Canadian Ethnic Studies 48 (2): 119-142, 2016.
Hyndman, J. “‘War Without Sound’: The Securitization of Development in the Absence of Peace,” Stability: Intl. J. of Security & Dev. 4(1): 14, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/sta.fa
Hyndman, J. and A. Amarasingam. “Touring ‘Terrorism’: Landscapes of Memory in Post-War Sri Lanka,” Geography Compass, 8 (8): 560-575, 2014.
4. A Preliminary Investigation into Refugee Sponsors (P.I. A. Macklin, co-investigators L. Goldring, J. Hyndman, A. Korteweg)
Through a national online survey of refugee sponsors and more than 80 interviews across Canada, this research examines the sponsors in private refugee sponsorship.
Macklin, A., K. Barber, L. Goldring, J. Hyndman, A. Korteweg, S. Labman, J. Zfyi “Preliminary Investigation into Refugee Sponsors” Canadian Ethnic Studies 50 (2): 35-58, 2018.
Macklin, A., K. Barber, L. Goldring, J. Hyndman, A. Korteweg, S. Labman, J. Zfyi (in progress) “Kindred Spirits? Links Between Refugee Sponsorship and Family Sponsorship” to S. Labman & G. Cameron (eds.) Private Sponsorship in Canada (to be submitted to Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queens Press).