This spring, the Social Planning Council of Ottawa concluded work on “Immigrant children, youth and families: A Qualitative analysis of the challenges of integration”, as part of their Families in Community project.
The report addresses the disconnect when newcomer families feel their parenting and child-rearing methods are not acknowledged/respected and the tension service providers feel about some newcomers who they perceive demonstrate a lack of commitment to early child development.
Next stages in the SPCO Families in Community project will result in:
An analysis of best/good practices for culturally-based family supports by ethno-cultural organizations.
Supports to good/best practices within 8 pilot projects with small ethno-cultural organizations.
A resource kit for mainstream family services based on good practices serving new immigrant families.
The report will be launched at the annual Social Planning Council of Ottawa AGM, May 26, 2011 in Ottawa. For information, contact Helene by May 15 at 613-236-9300 ext. 300 firstname.lastname@example.org. Free admission, but donations are welcome.