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HIPC Research Reports

The Hamilton Immigration and Partnership Council (HIPC) studies the needs of newcomers and researches on Hamilton’s demographics, labour market, economy, and settlement services.

Title Published  
Newcomers and Immigrants in the Hamilton Labour Market: Outcomes and Opportunities for Improvement June 2020 French
Newcomers and Immigrants in the Hamilton Labour Market: Outcomes and Opportunities for Improvement May 2020  English
Mapping Newcomer Services in Hamilton  April 2020 English
Finding a Place to Call Home  February 2020 English 
Migration and Mobility in Hamilton  August 2019 English 
Exploring Informal Settlement Services in Hamilton  April 2019 English 

A Demographic Profile of Immigrants in Hamilton

March 2019


Immigrant and Refugee Community Consultation Report

March 2016

Promising Practices For Innovation And Effective Governance Of Local Immigration Partnerships March 2016 English
Supporting Immigrants to Hamilton in an Evolving Immigration Environment March 2015 English
The Health Needs of Newcomers and Immigrants in Hamilton September 2013 English, français
Hiring Immigrants in Hamilton May 2013 English
Strengthening Newcomer Services: Final Report To The Community October 2012 English
Housing Needs of Newcomers Report 2012 English
Housing and Homelessness amongst Newcomers to Hamilton April 2011 English
Catholic Children's Aid Society: Making Anti-Oppressive Practice Visible in Child Welfare February 2011 English
Immigrants and the Labour Market in Hamilton January 2011 English
Immigrant and Refugee Health Needs and Service Provision in Hamilton August 2010 English
Results of Consultations in Hamilton March 2010 English
Newcomer Consultations in Hamilton (Summary Overview of Findings) March 2010 English
Hamilton's Informal Settlement Sector March 2010 English
Demographic Profile of Immigrants in Hamilton March 2010 English


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Local Immigration Research Database

HIPC has created a custom database featuring research projects, reports and publications focusing on immigration to Hamilton, newcomers and immigrants in Hamilton, or newcomer integration in Hamilton. Search by keyword to find sources of interest to you.

This inventory includes a comprehensive listing of graduate student theses and scholarly journal articles, as well as unpublished papers and reports of interest to the research community.

This inventory is a project of HIPC’s Research and Evaluation Committee. If you have items that you think should be added to this inventory, please email us at

Title Author(s) Publication Date
A comprehensive approach to health literacy: validating the All Aspects of Health Literacy Scale in a representative sample of Arabic-speaking adult Syrian refugees
Graduate Thesis - Masters
Raafia, S. 2017
A mixed-method analysis of sense of place and mental wellbeing of visible minority immigrants
Graduate Thesis - PhD
details full text
Agyekum, B. 2016
Access to health care: The experiences of refugee and refugee claimant women in Hamilton, Ontario
Journal Article Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies
details more info (external)
Newbold, K.B. 2013
Accessibility and the allocation of clinic resources to optimize blood donor yield: A case study of the Hamilton CMA
Graduate Thesis - Masters
Esita, J.A. 2012
Adolescent Body image distortion: A consideration of immigrant generational status, immigrant concentration, sex and body dissatisfaction
Journal Article Journal of Youth and Adolescence
details full text
Kimber, M. 2015
Air quality in Hamilton: Who is concerned? Perceptions from three neighbourhoods
Journal Article Social Indicators Research
details more info (external)
Simone, D. 2012
Assessing the barriers and facilitators to food security that influence dietary changes among refugees
Graduate Thesis - Masters
details more info (external)
Huang, E. 2012
Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Healthcare for Refugees and Claimants in Canada
Journal Article Canadian Journal of Public Health
Antonipillai, V. 2017
Barriers to care: The challenges for Canadian refugees and their health care providers
Journal Article Journal of Refugee Studies
details full text
McKeary, M. 2010
Becoming Vietnamese-Canadian: the story of the Vietnamese boat people in Hamilton
Graduate Thesis - Masters
details full text
Hyuen, D. 2009
Becoming Vietnamese-Canadian: The story of the Vietnamese Boat People in Hamilton
Graduate Thesis - PhD
details full text more info (external)
Dam, H. 2009
Body image and appearance perceptions from adolescents in Canada: An interpretive description
Journal Article Body Image
details full text
Kimber, M. 2015
Body image dissatisfaction among immigrant children and adolescents in Canada and the United States: A scoping review
Journal Article International Journal of Eating Disorders
details full text
Kimber, M. 2014
Body image: A consideration of immigrant status, ethnic minority status and immigrant concentration
Graduate Thesis - PhD
Kimber, M. 2015
Building a Profile of Health-Related Services: Hamilton's Immigrant and Refugee Communities
Organization / Institution
Newbold, K.B. 2008