Study: Exploring a sense of belonging to the community among racialized youth
Principal Investigator: Anjana Aery
Thank you for your interest in our project on exploring a sense of belonging among racialized youth in Mississauga. This page will be updated with the final research findings in summer 2018.
If you or your parent/guardian have any questions related to the study please feel free to contact the principal investigator, Anjana Aery by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This exploratory project aims to examine the role of cities in fostering belonging among racialized youth. For youth a strong sense of belonging can contribute to positive mental health and promote resiliency but racialized youth in Peel Region may face barriers to inclusion and belonging. There are long-term negative impacts of social exclusion such as feeling a lack of trust in institutions and powerlessness. There is limited research exploring the perspectives of racialized youth living in Peel Region. We will conduct 1 online survey and 2 follow-up focus groups with youth between ages 14-18. Participants will be asked about their experiences living in Mississauga, their perspective on factors that contribute to a sense of belonging to their city and what they would like to see the city do to better support racialized youth.