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Childhood and family influences on body mass index in early adulthood: findings from the Ontario Child Health Study

Author(s): Andrea Gonzalez, Michael H Boyle, Katholiki Georgiades, Laura Duncan, Leslie R Atkinson and Harriet L MacMillan

Date: 09/2012

Source: BMC Public Health 2012, 12:755

Summary:
The objective of this study was to model the impact of multiple influences at the child (low birth weight, history of maltreatment, a history of childhood mental and physical conditions, and school difficulties) and family level (parental income and education, parental mental and physical health, and family functioning) on BMI in early adulthood.

Cervical cancer screening among vulnerable women. Factors affecting guideline adherence at a community health centre in Toronto, Ontario

Author(s): Mei-ling Wiedmeyer,Aisha Lofters and Meb Rashid

Date: 09/2012

Source: Can Fam Physician Vol 58: SEPTEMBER 2012

Summary:
The objective of this study was to determine if refugee women at a community health centre (CHC) in Toronto, Ont, are appropriately screened for cervical cancer and if there are any demographic characteristics that affect whether they are screened.

Cervical cancer screening among vulnerable women: Factors affecting guideline adherence at a community health centre in Toronto, Ont

Author(s): Mei-ling Wiedmeyer, Aisha Lofters and Meb Rashid

Date: 09/2012

Source: Can Fam Physician 58

Summary:
The objective of this study was to see if refugee women at a community health centre (CHC) in Toronto, Ont, were appropriately screened for cervical cancer and if there were any demographic characteristics that affect whether they were screened.

Income disparities in life expectancy in the City of Toronto and Region of Peel, Ontario

Author(s): J. Stratton, D. L. Mowat, R. Wilkins, MUrb and M. Tjepkema

Date: 09/2012

Source: Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada,Volume 32, no. 4, September 2012

Summary:
To understand the lack of a gradient in mortality by neighbourhood income in a previous study, the authors of this study used individual-level data from the 1991–2001 Canadian census mortality follow-up study to examine income-related disparities in life expectancy and probability of survival to age 75 years in the City of Toronto and Region of Peel.

Made in Canada: How the Law Constructs Migrant Workers' Insecurity

Author(s): Fay Faraday

Date: 09/2012

Source: Metcalf Foundation Report: SEPTEMBER 2012

Summary:
This report provides a critical analysis of the federal and provincial laws that regulate and constrain the rights of low-wage migrant workers, proposes a rights-based framework to assess their treatment, identifies the ways in which the law constructs migrant workers’ insecurity through each stage of the labour migration cycle, and examines options for systemic change to increase workers’ security

Stalled Development of Immigrant Filipino Youths: Migration, Suspended Ambitions and the ESL Classroom

Author(s): May Farrales and Geraldine Pratt

Date: 08/2012

Source: Metropolis Working Paper Series: No. 12-10: AUGUST 2012

Summary:
This paper explores the educational experiences and issues of children of first-generation Filipino immigrants in Canada. Paying close attention to how newly arrived Filipino-Canadian youths describe their experiences of migration from the Philippines and their integration into Canadian schools.

Immigrants and the Canadian Economy

Author(s): Mohsen Javdani, David Jacks and Krishna Pendakur

Date: 08/2012

Source: Metropolis Working Paper Series: No. 12-09: AUGUST 2012

Summary:
The objective of this paper is to examine the role immigrants play in the Canadian labour market. This paper highlights the main research findings in the Economic and Labour Market Integration Domain of Metropolis British Columbia (MBC).

A Working Paper on Settlement, Integration, and Welcoming Communities Domain in British Columbia, 1996-2012

Author(s): Julie Drolet, Miu Chung Yan, and Jenny Francis

Date: 08/2012

Source: Metropolis Working Paper Series: No. 12-07: AUGUST 2012

Summary:
The objective of this paper is to present a synthesis of some of the published working papers of affiliated researchers in the Settlement, Integration and Wecloming Communities (SIWC) domain in BC.

Citizenship and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century: The changing face of social, cultural, and civic inclusion

Author(s): Oliver Schmidtke

Date: 08/2012

Source: Metropolis Working Paper Series: No. 12-06: SEPTEMBER 2012

Summary:
The objective of this paper is to examine how citizenship and multiculturalism are changing in Canada and explores issues of transnationalism and superdiversity. The idea of assimilationist concept of integration is also challenged, and redefined as a means of managing relationships between majority and minority groups.

Metropolis British Columbia Domain – “Housing and Neighbourhoods”Literature Review – 1996 - 2012

Author(s): Carlos Teixeira and Yolande Pottie-Sherman

Date: 08/2012

Source: Metropolis Working Paper Series: No. 12-08: AUGUST 2012

Summary:
The objective of this paper is to examine literature between 1996 and 2012 by research affiliates and explore important links between immigration, settlement/neighbourhood integration, and housing markets in the rich and complex multicultural society of British Columbia.


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