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BORDER(ING) PRACTICES: SYSTEMIC RACISM, IMMIGRATION, & CHILD WELFARE

Border(ing) Practices: Systemic Racism, Immigration & Child Welfare is a collaborative research project led by researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria working in partnership with child welfare, immigration, and gender-based violence service providers and advocates within Ontario and British Columbia. 

 

We aim to understand how immigration policies and systemic racism shape child welfare policies and practices with children, youth and families. 

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Graphic Recording by Graphic Journeys

March 4th, 2022

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

Using an intersectionality-based research design, we are: 

  1. Conducting a critical scoping review of social work research with immigrants in Canada published between 2010 and 2020.

  2.  Examining how child welfare policies and regulations in ON and BC guide child abuse assessment and services with immigrant families.

  3. Conducting research with service providers and community-based advocates to understand how they work with immigrants involved with the child welfare system. 

  4. Fostering knowledge exchange among service providers and immigrants who are directly impacted by child welfare services towards improving anti-racist practices and equitable outcomes for immigrants. 

 

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