The process, ethics, and transparency
1. Theory Development
Researching family theories that act as a foundation for our study and motivate the interpretation of data.
2. Data Collection
Employing participation research approach and mixed methods approach to collect data and gain a holistic perspective of the government-assisted refugee and immigrant experience in Canada. Specific data collection methods include focus group interviews and surveys.
3. Framework Development
Developing an evidence-based framework to promote accountability in allocation of resources, optimise services, and fill the gaps in the understanding of the needs of the Canadian government-assisted refugee and immigrant population.
4. Knowledge Dissemination
Sharing and mobilising our findings to key stakeholders through reports, workshops, and a symposium to motivate productive change.
We operate within a framework of inclusion, diversity, and access, with a key focus placed on removing barriers to service. A concerted effort is made to recruit employees from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, to respond to the needs of the diverse Peel Region community.
We will not underestimate how difficult it is to get participants to agree to attend and actually participate in projects. We will keep in mind that the intent of the project is to understand, determine the range, and provide insights into how the target population perceives their experiences.
Upon referral, potential participants will be provided with a detailed explanation of the process of informed consent. The participants will be allowed adequate time to review the consent form, ask questions and address their concerns before signing and agreeing to participate in the project.