Research Papers and Presentations

Community-University Research Partnerships

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. partners with university academics to conduct research on a broad range of topics. Read about our civic engagement research project with Dr. Sara Pavan, a social scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC, here

Gaps in Facility Care for East Asian Cultural Groups in Selected GVRD Communities: A Geographic Information Systems and Focus Group Report

Commissioned by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Research conducted by Andrew Wister, PhD, Sarah Canham, PhD, Blake Byron Walker, PhD
Simon Fraser University, Gerontology Research Centre
January 27, 2017
About one-quarter of older persons living in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver and White Rock are East Asian, and this older population has been growing rapidly in recent years. This study identifies the important gaps that exist in residential care and assisted living beds, as well as in culturally relevant programs that target and are strongly preferred by this growing population. To access the report, click here

Connecting Arabic-Speaking Refugees to Employers in Hospitality

Presented by Ryan Drew, Director, Integrated Services for Newcomers, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Metropolis Conference
Calgary, AB
March 22, 2018
This presentation explores “nudging factors” that encourage employers to hire refugees, and the factors that support refugees to gaining successful access to the labour market. To access the presentation, click here

Effective Pre-Arrival Multi-Stakeholder Partnership: Facilitating the Successful Integration of Newcomers to Canada

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. portion presented by Johnny Cheng, Program Director, Active Engagement and Integration Project, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Metropolis Conference
Calgary, AB
March 23, 2018
This presentation identifies the key pre-arrival factors that facilitate newcomer integration into their new communities in Canada. To access the presentation, click here

Refugee Family Health & Wellness Program

Presented by Ryan Drew, Director, Integrated Services for Newcomers, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Metropolis Conference
Calgary, AB
March 23, 2018
This presentation explores how success factors that support the settlement and inclusion of refugees into local communities can be achieved through programing that enhances the health and well-being of highly vulnerable refugee families. To access the presentation, click here