Kitchener-Waterloo December update


The KW City Network met at the end of November to discuss the focus group guide, the key informant guide and the Mapping guide. After a fruitful discussion and recommendations, the REB application is in process of completion before the end of the month.

The team continues to connect with community organizations and researchers that are related and/or expressed interest in their research.


Representatives from the “Belong” and “Settle” pillars of the Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership welcome the focus of the Kitchener-Waterloo's proposal on gender and temporary migration as they hope to expand the scope of their activities to provide better support & recognize the gendered impact of service provision as well as gaps in support to low skill temporary migrants and undocumented people.

Knowledge Mobilization

The Principal Investigator for Kitchener/Waterloo Dr. Jenna Hennebry and BMRC Project Coordinator David Celis Parra participated as experts at the Global Migration Film Festival; The film festival showcases films that capture the promise and challenges of migration. The Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership partners with the International Organization for Migration to bring this festival simultaneously taking place in more than 100 countries between December 5-18.

This event has created more awareness about the upcoming BMRC research in the region. The festival attendants demonstrated a lot of interest in the project.