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HIPC Research Reports

The Hamilton Immigration and Partnership Council (HIPC) studies the needs of newcomers and researches on Hamilton’s demographics, labour market, economy, and settlement services.

Title Published  
Newcomers and Immigrants in the Hamilton Labour Market: Outcomes and Opportunities for Improvement June 2020 French
Newcomers and Immigrants in the Hamilton Labour Market: Outcomes and Opportunities for Improvement May 2020  English
Mapping Newcomer Services in Hamilton  April 2020 English
Finding a Place to Call Home  February 2020 English 
Migration and Mobility in Hamilton  August 2019 English 
Exploring Informal Settlement Services in Hamilton  April 2019 English 

A Demographic Profile of Immigrants in Hamilton

March 2019


Immigrant and Refugee Community Consultation Report

March 2016

Promising Practices For Innovation And Effective Governance Of Local Immigration Partnerships March 2016 English
Supporting Immigrants to Hamilton in an Evolving Immigration Environment March 2015 English
The Health Needs of Newcomers and Immigrants in Hamilton September 2013 English, français
Hiring Immigrants in Hamilton May 2013 English
Strengthening Newcomer Services: Final Report To The Community October 2012 English
Housing Needs of Newcomers Report 2012 English
Housing and Homelessness amongst Newcomers to Hamilton April 2011 English
Catholic Children's Aid Society: Making Anti-Oppressive Practice Visible in Child Welfare February 2011 English
Immigrants and the Labour Market in Hamilton January 2011 English
Immigrant and Refugee Health Needs and Service Provision in Hamilton August 2010 English
Results of Consultations in Hamilton March 2010 English
Newcomer Consultations in Hamilton (Summary Overview of Findings) March 2010 English
Hamilton's Informal Settlement Sector March 2010 English
Demographic Profile of Immigrants in Hamilton March 2010 English


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Local Immigration Research Database

HIPC has created a custom database featuring research projects, reports and publications focusing on immigration to Hamilton, newcomers and immigrants in Hamilton, or newcomer integration in Hamilton. Search by keyword to find sources of interest to you.

This inventory includes a comprehensive listing of graduate student theses and scholarly journal articles, as well as unpublished papers and reports of interest to the research community.

This inventory is a project of HIPC’s Research and Evaluation Committee. If you have items that you think should be added to this inventory, please email us at

Title Author(s) Publication Date
International migration to Canada: the post-birth health of mothers and infants by immigration class
Journal Article Social Science & Medicine
details full text
Gagnon, A. 2012
Journeys to home and liminal spaces among former refugees: exploring identity and belonging among Vietnamese-Canadians
Journal Article Social Space
details full text
Dam, H. 2012
Language brokering: Exploring parent-child relationship in Chinese families
Graduate Thesis - Masters
Yang, S.H. 2013
Prediction of duration of breastfeeding among migrant and Canadian-born women: results from a multi-centre study
Journal Article Journal of Pediatrics
details full text
Dennis, C.L. 2012
Primary Health Care: Provider perspectives on their services for refugee & refugee claimant children
Journal Article Primary Health Care
details full text
Wahoush, O. 2014
Provider perspectives on barriers and strategies for achieving culturally sensitive mental health services for immigrants: A Hamilton, Ontario case study
Journal Article Journal of International Migration and Integration
details full text
Wood, J. 2012
Providing family planning and reproductive healthcare to Canadian immigrants: perceptions of healthcare providers
Journal Article Culture, Health & Sexuality
details full text
Newbold, B. 2009
Providing specialty services to Hamilton’s refugee population through resident-run clinics at a dedicated site
Organization / Institution North American Refugee Health Conference
Mijovic, H. 2015
Reading Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation into the International Refugee Determination Regime: Is there Room for Advocacy?
Book Civil Society Engagement: Achieving Better in Canada, Edited by Patricia M. Daenzer
Taraky, H. 2018
Refuge Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health (HCNH): Civic Engagement and the Rights of Refugees to Access Health Care
Book Civil Society Engagement: Achieving Better in Canada, Edited by Patricia M. Daenzer
Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. 2018
Religion/spirituality, therapeutic landscape and immigrant mental well-being amongst African immigrants to Canada
Book Mental Health, Religion & Culture
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Agyekum, B. 2016
Resilience among single adult female refugees in Hamilton, Ontario
Journal Article Refuge
details full text
Chung, K. 2013
Resiliency amidst the fragmented lives of Afghan refugee women
Graduate Thesis - Masters
details full text
Rosmin, B.M. 2011
Sense of place and mental wellness of visible minority immigrants in Hamilton, Ontario: revelations from key informants
Journal Article Canadian Ethnic Studies
details full text
Agyekum, B. 2016
Sense of place in Hamilton, Ontario: Empirical results of a neighborhood-based survey
Journal Article Urban Geography
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Williams, A. 2010