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Multiple Diversities: Child/Youth Identity and Life Outcomes

Toronto, Ontario
December 1, 2009

MaRS Discovery District

How do the ways we see young people affect the way they see themselves? What are the impacts on their health and well being? How can we use existing knowledge to ensure optimal life outcomes for all of Canada's immigrant and refugee children?

This symposium will bring together leading international experts in three fields of research: identity and diversity; migration and resettlement; child/youth health and wellbeing. Our aim is to collectively: explore and synthesize key findings regarding the linkages between identity processes, resettlement dynamics, and child and youth health/wellbeing; identify current research gaps in this area; and develop collaborative research and knowledge transfer initiatives. Sub-populations of particular interest include: immigrant/refugee, war-affected, ethno-cultural, visible minority, religious minority, and/or mixed heritage children and youth.

Hosted by Dr. Joanna Anneke Rummens

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