Depression-level symptoms among Syrian Refugees: Findings from a Canadian Longitudinal Study

By: Farah Ahmad, Nasih Fatih Othman, Michaela Hynie, Ahmed Bayoumi, Anna Oda, & Kwame McKenzie Abstract: Background: Canada launched the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Initiative in 2015 and resettled over 40,000 refugees. Aim: To evaluate the prevalence of depression-level symptoms at baseline and one year post-resettlement and analyze its predictors. Methods: Data come from the Syrian Read more about Depression-level symptoms among Syrian Refugees: Findings from a Canadian Longitudinal Study[…]

The impact of education and employment quality on self-rated mental health among Syrian refugees in Canada

By: Jonathan Bridekirk, Michaela Hynie, & SyRIA.lth Abstract: Finding appropriate employment is a common challenge faced by refugees when resettling in a new country. For refugees with higher education, finding work commensurate with their skills and qualifications may be even more difficult. Refugees with higher education may experience more distress around employment because their expectations Read more about The impact of education and employment quality on self-rated mental health among Syrian refugees in Canada[…]

What Role Does Type of Sponsorship Play in Early Integration Outcomes? Syrian Refugees Resettled in Six Canadian Cities

There is little longitudinal research that directly compares the effectiveness of Canada’s Government-Assisted Refugee (GAR) and Privately Sponsored Refugee (PSR) Programs that takes into account possible socio-demographic differences between them. This article reports findings from 1,921 newly arrived adult Syrian refugees in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. GARs and PSRs differed widely on several demographic Read more about What Role Does Type of Sponsorship Play in Early Integration Outcomes? Syrian Refugees Resettled in Six Canadian Cities[…]