Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Kurzfristig (< 1 Jahr)
Makro (Gesellschaft)

limited intercultural learning between refugee and Canadian youth

diversitätsorientiertes Lernen

The question also emerged of how much should social interaction be initiated by Syrian newcomers and how much should Canadian youth be expected to initiate: "And this question of initiation, who should initiate.... There is not a strong rate of initiation from Canadian peers. Again, there is no need, they don’t think that they need to initiate a conversation. Why would I initiate with a Syrian newcomer, I have my friends…. So why should there be an integration process between youth from different cultures if Syrians have their support systems already established and Canadians as well? But there should be, yes. It’s always an opportunity to grow as a person, to learn, to be open to new perspectives, to thrive, yes, it’s a community, a Canadian community that is depending on its diversity. "(P1) This quotation begs the question of how much should service providers encourage newcomers to ‘socially integrate’, especially if mainstream peers are not that interested. It implicates both mainstream youth and systems in the receiving society, for a lack of initiation of social interaction and suggests a lost opportunity to the Canadian community as a result.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

several community-based activities to aid the integration of Syrian youth refugees in the Region Waterloo in Canada
This study took place in Waterloo Region, which has a population of just over 500,000. The region is home to a variety of government- and community-funded non-profit organizations that supported over 1800 Syrians arriving between 2015. and 2017. It is estimated that between 300-400 of the Syrian arrivals were youth between the ages of 15-24 (CIC 2015; CIC 2019). [...] Community-based organizations were at the forefront of the response when Syrian refugees arrived in the region and these organizations experienced unusual pressure to meet the needs of such a large group. As witnesses to the journey of young refugees and their families, direct service and management staff in these organizations offer a valuable perspective on the successes and challenges encountered by youth interacting with the various systems and service environments. Direct service provider helped to address many hands-on aspects of the settlement and integration process such as basic needs, transportation, school supports, recreation, and outreach programs for mental health and wellness.
between 300-400 youth
15 - 24 years
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Kinder und Jugendliche mit Migrationserfahrung

Evaluierung der Aktivität

Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich)
In this 2018 study, ten service providers in the mid-sized urban community of Waterloo Region participated in semi-structured interviews, the aim of which was to learn about the ongoing needs of Syrian refugee youth. […] Interviews were semi-structured, 45 minutes to 75 minutes in length, and followed an interview guide with probes. Interviews were audio recorded with permission and transcribed by the researcher. [...] The data were thematically analysed. Transcribed interviews were read and re-read and a manual open coding process was undertaken, describing themes in single words or short sequences of words (Padgett 2017).
10 participants (8 female and 2 male)