Symposium on Gender, Family, and Marital Relationships among Arab Refugee Families in Canada

Time: Feb 23, 2018
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton - London, Ontario, Canada

Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) and the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) will hold a symposium on “Gender, Family, and Marital Relationships among Arab Refugee Families in Canada”.

Date: Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Queen Victoria hall at the Double-Tree by Hilton, at 300 King St., London Ontario

The program will include the launch of the research report, “Pre and Post Migration Stressors and Marital Relations among Arab Refugee Families in Canada,” conducted by experts from Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI), University of Calgary and University of Guelph (Canada) and Doha International Family Institute (Qatar). The program of the Symposium includes three panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Gender-roles,
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Marital relationships.

The event will also discuss the implications for service provision and social policies on the three topics.

Experts in the fields of immigration and settlement, social and health-care services, social policy, and law enforcement will be present.

DIFI is a global policy and advocacy Institute working to advance knowledge on Arab families, through research, and promote evidence-based polices at the national, regional, and international levels. The Institute has special consultative status with United Nations Economic and Social Council.


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For the research report click here

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