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Experiences of Filipina/o/x First-Generation Immigrant Youth and Resettlement

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posted on 2024-02-13, 17:33 authored by Hannah MedinaHannah Medina

This research explores the experiences of first-generation Filipina/o/x youth and their resettlement journey to Canada with their families. The purpose of this research is to focus on what this resettlement experience is like for Filipina/o/x youth, how they redefine their role in this process, and understand and internalize their struggle. This will take into consideration external factors that may shape their experiences such as socio-political, historical, and cultural influences. This study involved four virtual one-on-one qualitative semi-structured interviews with Filipina/o/x youth ages 18-30 living in Toronto, York Region or the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). A narrative methodology was used to explore the stories and lived experiences of the Filipina/o/x youth. The main findings were that each youth had distinct narratives of their family’s resettlement experience to Canada. Main themes across the youth’s experiences were increased opportunities, navigating systems and environments, family dynamics/relationships, and overcoming barriers and challenges.

Not only will research on this topic create spaces to address current gaps in resources, literature, and perspectives, but will provide an opportunity to explore what can be done to support these folks.

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Language

English

Degree

  • Master of Social Work

Program

  • Social Work

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

Dr. Gordon Pon

Year

2021

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