Dear colleagues, partners, stakeholders, and friends,

Welcome to the BMRC website, our core information portal for Building Migrant Resilience in Cities. This is a very exciting project. We are creating new knowledge about emerging trends in international migration and resilience. We are deepening the links among academics, non-profits and government, creating new synergies that benefit from each sector’s distinct knowledge and expertise. With partners across Quebec and Ontario, we are building a bilingual knowledge network that will train new generations of migration researchers. Our goal is to nurture a multidisciplinary partnership that will create and disseminate original and relevant knowledge about migration and settlement to researchers, policymakers and decision- makers throughout Canada and around the world at the times they need it.

This research idea succeeded because of its deep roots in CERIS, the successor to the Ontario Metropolis Centre funded by SSHRC, federal, provincial, and municipal governments and many of our current partners including the Ontario Committee of Agencies Serving Immigrants, United Way of Toronto and York Region, and Social Planning Toronto. The close ties among partners ensure a broad and sustained collaboration in which all participants contribute ideas and much more.

We are at the beginning of an exhilarating journey. In Canada, just as it is around the world, migration is at the top of the political and policy agenda. BMRC is an opportunity to address how international migration will shape the lives of our children and grandchildren. Speaking for all of my partners, I can hardly wait to share new findings and developments with you on our work over the years to come.

Valerie Preston
Principal Investigator, Building Migrant Resilience in Cities (BMRC)
Professor, York University



BMRC-IRMU Contact:

4700 Keele Street, York University
Kaneff Tower - 8th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3

Email: bmrc-irmu@yorku.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm



To learn more about this project, for partnerships and media relations:

Naolo Charles
Knowledge Mobilization Officer
Building Migration Resilience in Cities Partnership

Telephone: 416-736-2100 Ext 20544
Email: naolo@yorku.ca


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