Participator Cities. Every one. Every day: Toronto

Participatory Cities: Every One. Every Day: Toronto seeks to strengthen neighbourhood communities in Regent Park and Alexandra Park in Toronto. This research internship contributes to the project by developing a comprehensive understanding of what supports social cohesion in these neighbourhoods, and what hinders it. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused new problems for neighbourhoods, making it harder for people to come together as a community.

Portrait des organisations économiques privées offrant des services de soins au Québec et impacts socioéconomiques de leurs transformations

Le projet porte sur trois types d’organisations économiques offrant des services de soins privés au Québec et dont la main-d’œuvre est largement féminisée: 1) les agences privées d’aide à domicile; 2) les chaînes de résidences privées pour aînés; 3) les groupes de médecine de famille. Il vise d’abord à dresser leur portrait économique : structure de propriété et de gouvernance, stratégies d'affaire, part de marché, rendements/taux de profit et valeur boursière/immobilière.

COVID-19: Assessing Non-Profit Resilience in the Context of COVID19

This research project will seek to explain differences among non-profit organizations in terms of their resilience to the crisis generated by the COVID 19 pandemic. By studying 10 firms that have exhibited strong resilience and then 10 similar firms that have struggled, we will seek to better understand what might account for stronger resilience in the face of this crisis. We will pay particular attention to what may have been inhibiting non-profits from building resilient capacity.

The effects of COVID-19 on inequality in Canada and abroad

The world is facing a global pandemic as COVID-19 disrupts and transforms the lives of those everywhere. It comes as no surprise that the closure of non-essential services to slow the spread of COVID-19 has devastated the economy and severely impacted the well-being of many. As the reality of COVID-19 begins to set, questions of who will bear the burden and how this will impact economic inequality arise.
This research explores the economic impacts of COVID-19 in Canada and abroad.

Prevalence of mental health disorders among public safety communicators; Preparedness for COVID-19 and its impact

Public safety personnel (PSP; e.g., police officers, firefighters, paramedics, 911 communications) work to keep the Canadian public healthy and safe. Yet, as part of their jobs, PSP experience events that can be traumatic, making it more likely that PSP will develop mental health disorders compared to general people. Public safety communicators (e.g., 911, police, fire, and ambulance call-takers) generally do not receive the same recognition as traditional front-line PSP though, even though communicators have significant rates of mental health disorders that are comparable to other PSP.

Managing Mental Health: A Survey-Based Research Evaluation of a COVID-19 Emergency Mental Health Counselling Program

In the midst of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, frontline service workers (e.g. healthcare and social services) are experiencing unprecedented work conditions that are physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting, which impact one’s psychological well-being. To combat the impending mental health crises, McMaster University and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA, Hamilton) are partnering to assess the effectiveness of a free short-term counselling initiative offered to Hamilton healthcare and social service workers.

Innovations in Collaborative Food System Governance

Food security is a growing concern in communities across Canada, along with a host of other challenges impacting the health and equity outcomes of our food system. Municipalities, whether big or small, find themselves at the front lines of these issues and there is growing recognition of the potential for municipalities to play a leading role in addressing food security and promoting healthy sustainable food systems.

Tackling Food Insecurity through Innovations in Collaborative Food Systems Governance

Food security is a growing concern in communities across Canada, along with a host of other challenges impacting the health and equity outcomes of our food system. Municipalities, whether big or small, find themselves at the front lines of these issues and there is growing recognition of the potential for municipalities to play a leading role in addressing food security and promoting healthy sustainable food systems.

A Photovoice Study of Settlement Experiences and Needs of Recent Immigrant Men in Central Alberta

Red Deer College, together with the Red Deer Local Immigration Partnership (RDLIP), received Mitacs Accelerate funding to research the settlement experiences of recent immigrant men to Central Alberta. There have been concerted efforts from the federal, provincial, and municipal governments to attract and retain newcomers in mid-size cities and rural communities in Canada; nevertheless, the overall settlement experiences and needs of newcomers in these communities have not received much empirical investigation; this is especially the case among immigrant men.

Development of a comprehensive feminist performance evaluation framework for international Sexual-and-Reproductive-Health-and-Rights (SRHR) development programs: The case of Inter Pares

The main objective of this short-term Mitacs project is to gather evidence through research to support Inter Pares’ development of Performance Evaluation Framework for their upcoming SRHR program, which aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and adolescent girls in the global south. To learn from the program implementation and to show accountability to stakeholders Inter Pares requires to develop a PEF prior to the launch of the program.

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