This report aims to map and analyze available programs in the region, provide a historical overview of marital and relationship education programs (MRE), describe their effectiveness, address the challenges in implementing them, and providing recommendations and identifying future directions.
A DIFI research report conducted by experts from Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI), University of Calgary and University of Guelph (Canada) and Doha International Family Institute (Qatar).
Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) and the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) will hold a symposium on “Gender, Family, and Marital Relationships among Arab Refugee Families in Canada”.
This study identifies the pre and post migration stressors faced by Arab refugees in Canada. It looks at the pre-migration stressors, which influence their self-concept and interpersonal relationships with immediate and extended family members. These can also affect their sense of belonging to their ethnic, national, religious or cultural groups as well as their relationships with individuals in Canada. In addition, it provides insight on post-migration challenges that influence traditional family structure and gender-roles and may create a shift within family dynamics that inhibits their ability to adapt to the new culture.
Aimed to examine how certain aspects of social and family networks operate as part of the survival strategy for migrants.