On new shores immigrant children conference, 2012

The program for the 2012 On New Shores: Understanding Immigrant Children and Youth (ONS) conference is now available.

The theme this year is Social Support and Capital: Happiness in Immigrant Families.

The 5th ONS conference will be held October 25-26 in downtown Toronto at two venues: The Ryerson Centre for Immigration Studies (RCIS) and the Downtown Holiday Inn.

Attached is the ONS 2012 program, but here are some highlights:

DAY ONE

Opening keynote is by Fons Van De Vijver, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, on the topic of Identity and Well-Being in Immigrants

Ethnic Identity and Acculturation of Turkish-Bulgarian Youth: Evidence from Self and Parents Reports, with R. Dimitrova, A. Chasiotis, et al., Tilburg University et al., The Netherlands

Acculturation in 3D: Psychological Assets and Liabilities of Black Jamaican Immigrants in the United States, G. Ferguson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US

Immigrant Mothers’ Interactions with their Children’s Teachers, Mehru Ali, Ryerson University

Welcoming All Voices: Building Inclusive Parent Groups in Schools, M. Abbott, London Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership

DAY TWO

Social Support in the Lives of Russian Immigrant and Sudanese Refugee Men as Fathers in Canada, David Este, University of Calgary

Communication Brokering in Immigrant Families: Avenues for New Research, Vappu Tyyska, Ryerson University

Social Support Systems at Play for Newcomer Youth E. Ghassemi & T. Velox, Newcomer Centre of Peel

Closing keynote is by Dr. Ross Parke, Wellesley, on Future Directions

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Connecting immigrant children to the outdoors, Alka Burman, Region of Peel

Resilience of Colombian immigrant youth living in Canada, M. Cabal Garces & S. Chuang, University of Guelph

Welcoming newcomer children and families: Understanding “Three Big Ideas” – settlement, culture and readiness, Judith Colbert

Depressive symptoms of Italian immigrant children and parents, R. Dimitrova, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

When support is left behind: Experiences of lone immigrants in Canada, B. Martin, Ryerson University

Chinese adoptees in Canada: The Role of policy and parents in facilitating transnationalism, M. Symington, Ryerson University

ONS 2012 Registration form.

See highlights from the 4th ONS conference: Resilience of immigrants – Coping with stress in various cultural contexts.