LEARNING FROM THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF AGING IMMIGRANTS: FINAL REPORT
Sharon Koehn Research Consulting
January 13, 2021
Description / Summary
Older immigrants in Canada are often considered as a collective entity but they are extremely diverse. Differences may stem from their national origins and cultural and religious backgrounds, but they may also be related to their migration experiences. This report presents the results of a series of Stakeholder Outreach Forums held over 2018-19 in four regions across Canada – Greater Montréal, Québec City, Calgary, and Greater Vancouver. This research resulted in the development of a narrative photovoice exhibit entitled The Lived Experiences of Aging Immigrants. This report summarizes discussions at the forums on four key theme areas: (1) caregiving; (2) social inclusion; (3) housing; and (4) transportation. The purpose of this report is to provide insight into common problems faced by older immigrants in urban areas in Canada and to inform community action and policymaking at municipal and provincial levels of governance.