Project “live and age where”
Search for French speaking senior participants born outside of Canada
Immigrants are an important group of the senior population in Canada (Statistics Canada, 2007). In Montreal, for example, the 2011 census indicated that 42% of seniors aged 65 and over were born outside of Canada (Directorate of public health, 2017). We understand better today what can motivate a to leave one’s country of origin, but we know much less about his wishes for the time of retirement / old age.
What is the path of immigrant seniors from the departure of their country of origin to today ? What events were important to them? What are their wishes for the time of retirement / old age? Where do they want to live and grow old? Do they envisage the possibility of living full or part-time in their country of origin or still in another country? What enables them to fulfill their wishes or, at contrary, prevents them? What could be done (social programs, interventions to better address the concerns, needs and realities of the elderly immigrants on these issues?
We are currently conducting a research project that aims to shed light on these questions with a view to improving programs and intervention practices with immigrant seniors from Quebec.
We are looking for seniors (women and men aged 65 and over), born in outside Canada, having the status of permanent resident or Canadian citizen and speaking French who would like to grant us two interviews lasting about 60 to 90 minutes, in exchange for financial compensation of $ 15 for each interview.
We can move, at the convenience of the participant, and we follow very strict research protocols that ensure anonymity and confidentiality.
If you know anyone interested in participating or if you are yourself interested in participating, please contact Bouchra Taïbi, PhD student in social work.