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Research Report Round-up: Determinants of Mental Health for Newcomer Youth: Policy and Service Implications

June 27, 2013

There is a lack of Canadian studies on the mental health of newcomer youth. To remedy this, researchers asked newcomer youth living in four areas of Toronto about the economic and social conditions that shape their mental health.

The responses to the survey show:

  • These youth face stressors and challenges that affect their mental health, including challenges with learning English, entering the labor market, adjusting to the education system, and accessing information.
  • Racialized newcomer youth and their families face systemic discrimination and exclusions that affect their social, economic, and mental well-being.

EENet has developed a Research Report Round-up of the report, “Determinants of Mental Health for Newcomer Youth: Policy and Service Implications.” Read about the results of the survey and the researchers’ recommendations on the EENet website.

Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format. To read EENet’s clear language report summaries, visit

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