Understanding Newcomers’ Experiences of Inclusion
A research project exploring newcomer well-being in Alberta
Please note that we are no longer in the data collection phase for this research. We would like to thank all participants for their time and sharing their information and thank organizations and agencies across the province who supported our research. We will publish a final report to the Government of Alberta and disseminate our findings in various ways. Please follow us on social media and our website for further updates!
Understanding Newcomer Experiences of Inclusion was a two-year community-based research project funded by the government of Alberta through the Settlement, Integration and Language Projects Grants program. This project sought to examine newcomers’ experiences of settlement, integration, and inclusion, and how these impact newcomer well-being. The intent was to find solutions to challenges faced by newcomers to Canada regarding settlement and integration.
This project sought to examine newcomers’ experiences of settlement, integration, and inclusion, and how these impact newcomer well-being.
Existing knowledge on newcomer settlement experiences and well-being is mainly from the perspective of service providers, and little research has captured the perspectives of newcomers – creating a gap. This research project aimed to fill that gap by creating new qualitative and quantitative knowledge of newcomer settlement experiences and personal well-being in Alberta.
The research team completed both online and in-person quantitative surveys as well as qualitative interviews.
Outcomes of this Initiative:
Read the full report including outcomes of this research project:
Here you can find a recording of our webinar with the preliminary findings from this project:
We have also attached a .pdf file of the script notes to follow along with:
This project has been reviewed and approved by the Community Research Ethics Board. Suppose you feel you have not been treated according to the descriptions in our information, or your rights as a participant in research have been violated during this project. In that case, you may contact the Chair, Community Research Ethics Board, at Community Research Ethics Office (Canada) Corp. c/o Centre for Community Based Research, 190 Westmount Road North, Waterloo ON N2L 3G5; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 1-888-411-2736.
Click below to access our letter of approval from the Community Research Ethics Board for this project.
This project was supported by Government of Alberta: Settlement, Integration and Language projects grants.