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Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement
Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement

The Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) aims to be a leader in the transdisciplinary exploration of international migration, integration, and diaspora and refugee studies. In addition to supporting research in these areas, the Centre’s mission includes mentoring students and consolidating Ryerson’s reputation as the pre‐eminent site of knowledge development and exchange with governments, community organizations, and other academics.

The overall goal of the RCIS is to advance policy-related research and scholarship in the areas of immigration and settlement studies, both nationally and internationally.

I invite you to explore our website and participate in upcoming RCIS activities.

Usha George, Director, RCIS


Integration Trajectories of Immigrant Families

This partnership between academic researchers and community partners is spearheaded by the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS).

The overarching goal of the partnership is to explore the role families play in the integration trajectories of immigrants.

The partnership uses a two-fold approach. First, it focuses on integration trajectories, referring to the fluid process that extends from newcomers’ initial reception to their deep involvement in and attachment to their receiving society. Second, it examines the issue of intersectionality by addressing the five interrelated themes of (1) policy context, (2) children and youth, (3) violence against women, (4) labour and work, and (5) community support.

This approach will enable research partners to tackle the complex relationship between family and integration through a number of thematic perspectives.

These various research themes can best be coordinated and their intersectionality examined.

Read more about the Integration Trajectories of Immigrant Families

Diversity and Inclusion Project at R.U.

In partnership with the RBC Foundation, the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) and the Ted Rogers School of Management's Diversity Institute are supporting:

  • Action-oriented research projects focused on issues facing individuals who immigrate to Canada; and
  • A series of internships and seed funding for new ventures focusing on individuals from designated groups* who immigrated to Canada from other countries and their children.

The first round of calls for proposals for both research and internship streams is now available, to be followed by annual grant competitions. Research grants will be adjudicated...

Read more about the RBC Diversity and Inclusion Project