The New Canadian Child & Youth Study

The latest issue of the Metropolis Bulletin, The Bridge, re-releases an article on the New Canadian Child and Youth Study. The article was originally published in 2005.

The New Canadian Children and Youth Study (NCCYS) is a longitudinal study of 4,000 immigrant and refugee children living in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. The objectives of the study are to:

Compare the physical health, mental health and functioning of immigrant and refugee children with the majority culture children participating in the National Longitudinal Study of Children and Youth (NLSCY)

Identify and describe psychosocial developmental issues common to all children as well as those specific to immigrant and refugee populations

Investigate the effects of immigration vs. refugee status on children’s health and well-being

Compare mental health risk factors for immigrant and refugee children with NLSCY children

Investigate the effects of visible minority status on immigrant and refugee children’s integration, development and mental health

Investigate, cross-sectionally and over time, the effects of the like-ethnic community, and of the receiving society on children’s integration and mental health

Describe the evolution of personal identity (including ethnic community and peer effects)

Examine intrafamilial risk and protective factors for children’s well-being

Examine regional effects on resettlement and adaptation.

Researchers in the NCCYS are:

Morton Beiser, University of Toronto and CERIS, The Ontario Metropolis Centre

Linda Ogilvie, University of Alberta

Joanna Anneke, Hospital for Sick Children and CERIS Director

Robert Armstrong, Child and Family Research Institute

Jacqueline Oxman-Martinez, Centre for Applied Family Studies.

3 Replies to “The New Canadian Child & Youth Study”

  1. I’m trying to track down some stats on the the number of refugee children resettled in Calgary in 2007/2008. Any help would be great!

  2. How can I read the full article? I need to write a paper on this subject and it looks very useful.


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