The research and development unit consists of staff members with backgrounds in research and experience in settlement of immigrants and refugees.
In collaboration with community organizations, post-secondary colleges, universities, research institutions, foundations and governments, the unit’s members conduct research designed to inform and guide policy-makers and service-providers in developing and implementing policies and programs relating to immigrants and refugees.
Recent research work includes:
- Needs Assessment of Amharic, Oromo & Tigrinya speakers in Metro Vancouver
- The Role and Value of Short-term Paid or Unpaid Work Placements for Immigrant and Refugee Youth
- The Immigrant Lens: A Framework for Emerging Best Practices in the Employment Program of British Columbia
- Welcoming Communities Collaborative Model for Vancouver: Suggestions for a “Blueprint”