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The Metropolis Project of CIC, and the Homelessness Partnering Secretariat of HRSDC are very happy to announce the launching of a joint Call for Proposals for research that examines the intersection of Immigration, Housing and Homelessness.

Up to $275,000 will be delivered by the Homelessness Partnering Secretariat for successful projects. We are seeking a better understanding of housing outcomes as a key indicator of newcomer integration. This is a priority area of both the Metropolis Project and the Homelessness Partnering Secretariat.

We know that in most newcomers' lives, housing facilitates integration. However, we need to know more of how the lack of housing impedes integration. We are talking about individuals and families living in unaffordable housing, in crowded conditions, who would perhaps be homeless except for the support of family and friends, and those who are living in unsafe or unhealthy conditions, for whom their housing situation is fast deteriorating to the point of homelessness. Newcomers to Canada most at-risk of living in such conditions are refugees and asylum-seekers.

We are looking to fund a comparative study of refugees and asylum-seekers' housing experiences in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver. We also seek successful proposals exploring factors of newcomer homelessness in smaller Canadian cities. Completed research projects are due on March 31,2011, and will be published as Working Papers of the Metropolis centres. We expect that results will be shared through workshops and plenaries at national and international conferences.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time, May 5th . Completed applications are to be sent to Mona Marshy at:
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