Socio-Cultural Mapping of Arab-Canadian Migration

Canadian Arab experiences of migration, settlement and integration

We would like to invite YOU to contribute to a holistic study that will examine Canadian Arab experiences of migration, settlement and integration. 

The Canadian Arab Institute and social scientists from the University of Waterloo and the University of Montreal, have partnered up for a socio-cultural mapping study that aims to offer insight into the community’s contributions, strengths, gaps and needs.

In light of the current events in Canada and around the world, this timely study will fill a civic and scholarly gap of information on the experiences of Canadian Arabs, and providing an in-depth understanding of Canadian Arab communities. 

We are inviting you to tell your own stories. We will be interviewing a number of first, second and third generation Arab community members.  Interview questions we would be exploring include:

  • * What it means to be or to become Canadian?
  • * How have Arab immigrants and refugees have been received in Canada?
  • * How they choose to integrate into the Canadian national fabric?

Our larger and longer-term aim is to expand the study into a comprehensive, national mapping project. 

Would you like to contribute your story to this study?

Did you, or your family, first arrive and settlement in Canada during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s (or earlier)?

Would you like to share your settlement journey with us? We are setting up interviews during the months of October and November.  Register for an interview HERE

Did you, or your family, first arrive and settlement in Canada during the 1990s and early 2000s?

Would you like to share your settlement journey with us? We are setting up interviews during the months of November and December.  Register for an interview HERE

If you have any questions and would like to get in touch with us, please email mapping@canadianarabinstitute.org

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* This study is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Waterloo’s Office of Research and Faculty of Arts.