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The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) is a Canadian network of researchers and community partners working together to better understand what helps young refugees settle in Canada.


The Refuge is our podcast through which we hope to share what we have learned with a greater number of service providers and the public. We discuss subjects like how refugee youth are settling into schools, the language learning needs of refugee children, how refugee families are integrating in Canada, and what are their economic situations.

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The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) is a Canadian network of researchers and community partners working together to better understand what helps young refugees settle in Canada.


The Refuge is our podcast through which we hope to share what we have learned with a greater number of service providers and the public. We discuss subjects like how refugee youth are settling into schools, the language learning needs of refugee children, how refugee families are integrating in Canada, and what are their economic situations.

    Learning the Language: Supporting Refugee Youth Learning English

    Learning the Language: Supporting Refugee Youth Learning English

    Welcome to the third episode of The Refuge in which we discuss learning English as a new refugee in Canada, and how language affects and is in turn affected by integration.
    Our guests are Fida Alfandi, a youth who arrived in Canada from Syria five years ago, Mazen El-Baba -founder of H.appi a non-profit that works with children who have experienced adversity, and Dr. Johanne Paradis -professor of Linguistics at the University of Alberta.
    With the new academic year just around the corner, we hear from our guests about how teachers and schools can support refugee youth as they return to the classroom.

    • 35 min
    Transitions: Settlement, School, and Work

    Transitions: Settlement, School, and Work

    Welcome to the second episode of The Refuge in which we are joined by Praise Mugisho, a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo now living in Nova Scotia, Dr. Ifeyinwa Mbakogu, a social worker and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University, and Dr. Erika Goble, Associate Dean of Research at NorQuest College.
    In this episode, we talk about the experiences of refugee youth as they navigate the transition of settlement, school, and employment. Listeners will hear about some of the challenges refugee youth face at school and work, including racism, language barriers, and more.
    Our guests also offer suggestions on how service providers and employers can better support refugee’s integration, careers, and wellbeing.

    • 36 min
    Welcome To The Refuge

    Welcome To The Refuge

    Welcome to The Refuge, the newest podcast from the Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC).
    In this introductory episode, we are joined by Michael Ungar, CYRRC’s Scientific Director, Simone Chia-Kangata, CYRRC’s Project Manager,, and Nabiha Atallah, Advisor of Strategic Initiatives at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).
    Our guests talk about what CYRRC does to support the integration of refugee children and youth, and give listeners a sense of what to expect from the podcast.

    • 23 min
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    The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) is a Canadian network of researchers and community partners working together to better understand what helps young refugees settle in Canada.
    The Refuge is our podcast through which we hope to share what we have learned with a greater number of service providers and the public. We discuss subjects like how refugee youth are settling into schools, the language learning needs of refugee children, how refugee families are integrating in Canada, and what are their economic situations.
    Welcome to The Refuge.

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