The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC)

The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) is a coalition of over one hundred academics, education and service provider organizations (ESPO), and federal and provincial government representatives committed to promoting the successful integration of refugee children and youth in Canada. The Coalition’s aim is to better understand factors threatening young refugees’ integration and to translate research into policy and practice to support successful resettlement. One of the Coalition’s main thrusts is to generate research and tools that respond directly to service provider priorities. The Coalition’s activities are gathered into four research clusters:

  • Broader Economic, Social  & Political Factors
  • Language, Literacy and Learning
  • Social Integration, Human Rights, Culture and Security
  • Child, Youth & Family Wellbeing

In April 2017, the Coalition was awarded a $2.5 million SSHRC partnership grant. The Coalition is led by Dr. Michael Ungar and is hosted at the Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University School of Social Work. To learn more, visit the CYRRC website at:

For more information, contact:
Simone Chia-Kangata, Project Manager