Peel Family Pathways Project
A partnership between Family Services of Peel, including the Peel Institute of Research and Training, and the Institute for Management & Innovation at the University of Toronto and sponsored by the Tamarack Institute. This project focuses on building an equitable economy for government-assisted refugee and immigrant families in the Peel Region.
Focusing on the population of government-assisted refugees and immigrants who arrived in Canada at any time over the past seven years
Fully understand the needs of government-assisted refugees and immigrants by developing an evidence-based Family Needs Framework.
Epistemically, what we learn from this project will update the existing knowledge of government-assisted refugees and immigrantsand their integration process.
Why is the Peel Family Pathways Project Important?
There is a significant level of assimilation during / post-migration that affects families and their relationships
Adjusting to a new country requires learning a new language, upgrading skills, attending educational training programs, and seeking a career.
There is a great need to strengthen the intersection of settlement and mental health services – such as crisis, trauma, addictions, and abuse – increasing potential community partnership opportunities as well as areas for focused settlement-worker support and capacity-building.
Timeline and Key Milestones
Developing an evidence-based Family Needs Framework for Government-Assisted Refugees and Immigrants
Data Analysis: Government-Assisted Refugee and Immigrant families as the unit of analysis
Map Responsive Service Pathways that prioritize Pathology Prevention
Develop evaluation tools, disseminate knowledge, submit a final report to funders
(1) Family Services of Peel (FSP) including the Peel Institute of Research and Training
(2) The Institute for Management & Innovation at the University of Toronto
To ensure successful collaborations, we have established clear and transparent processes for the sharing of information, agreed-upon standards and expectations, shared objectives, and measured outcomes.
This project is
sponsored by the
Tamarack Institute and WES Mariam Assefa Fund
The Peel Family Pathways Project was selected to be a recipient of the Building Equitable Economies for Immigrants and Refugees in the Peel Region.
The funding opportunity is sponsored by the Tamarack Institute and WES Mariam Assesfa Fund.