Show simple item record Candia, Rosa en_US 2009-12-02T16:58:01Z 2009-12-02T16:58:01Z 1989-08-01-01:09T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier ocm72750461 en_US
dc.description.abstract The issue of service accessibility and culturally appropriate services to immigrants is of increasing concern to the social service professionals, policy makers, as well as to the immigrant community. There is growing concern that language and cultural barriers prevent immigrants from receiving equal and quality services, and that mainstream agencies are not equipped to respond to the multicultural reality of our new population. This study examines the current status of social service provision to immigrants and refugees in three Canadian provinces, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. In the attempt to begin building a model for the multiculturalization of the Canadian social services, the study explores the barriers, challenges and service models to develop accessible and culturally appropriate service to immigrants. This is a qualitative study which identifies the following salient themes describing immigrant service providers' experience and opinions about services to immigrants: l) institutional change issues 2) settlement services, everything for everybody 3) increasing access to mainstream services, a process of change 4) services issues and testing new service approaches 5) the complexity of ethno-cultural community life 6)immigrant service deliverer's reflections. The study's central conclusion is the need for institutional change in the current organization of the social service system. The Manitoba example of the bridging service model for the "multiculturalization" of mainstream services provided the context for exploring these changes. en_US
dc.format.extent [ii], iii, 148 leaves : en_US
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dc.language en en_US
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dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
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dc.title Toward building a model for the multiculturalization of the Canadian social services en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis Social Work en_US Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en_US

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