Research Sites

Research Sites

The research sites involved in the Negotiating Resilience study have been selected based on findings from the International Resilience Project (IRP).

Canadian Sites

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
      Halifax, the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, is a port city located on the east coast of the country. We are working with youth from two areas in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). Our Halifax site brings us access to youth who are living in government-supported housing or with families who are struggling to make ends meet.
  • Montreal, Quebec
      The city of Montréal lies between the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers. Our research site in Montreal allows us to work with youth with visual impairments in integrated education programs who confront a number of challenges.
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
      Saskatoon is centrally located in the prairie province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Our research site in Saskatoon allows us to connect with aboriginal youth living off-reserve.
  • Vancouver, British Colombia
      Vancouver, British Columbia’s largest city and the third largest metropolitan area in Canada, is situated on the Pacific coast. Our research site in Vancouver provides us access to Mexican immigrant and refugee youth.


International Sites

  • Jinan, China
      Jinan, the capital city of Shandong province is located along the bank of the Yellow River. The main risks that youth face in China include the greater gap between rich and poor; the negative impact of internet and TV; divorce; and left-home children and migrant children.
  • Guwahati, India
      Guwahati, the largest city in the North-East region (NER) of India, is one of the most rapidly growing cities in India. North-East India has experienced political uncertainty and violent unrest in recent years.
  • Vaal Triangle, South Africa
      The Vaal Triangle is a major industrial region approximately one hour South of Johannesburg that straddles the Vaal River. The site provides us access to youth affected in a myriad of ways by poverty and the struggle to make ends meet in a location experiencing both increasing gentrification and increasing poverty.
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
      Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand, and is the capital of Chiang Mai Province.  In this research site we connect with youth who have been displaced from their homes.
Tensions/ TransitionsCanadian SitesInternational Sites
Urban youth living in, or next to, rapidly gentrifying communities.Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada:

Urban youth living in and next to rapidly gentrifying communities.

Zamdela, South Africa:

Urban youth living in a township in the Vaal Triangle, a rapidly gentrifying industrial area about an hour from Johannesburg.

Youth with disabilities.Montreal, Quebec, Canada:

Youth with visual impairments in integrated education programs.

Meghalaya, Northern India:

Youth with hearing and speech impairments participating in a church-based education program.

Displaced/ refugee youth.Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:

Mexican youth seeking refugee status in Canada.

Chiang Mai, Thailand:

Youth displaced from their homes and now living in Chiang Mai.

Displaced/ refugee youth.Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada:

Urban Aboriginal youth living off-reserve.

Jinan, China:

Rural peasants who relocated to rapidly industrializing city in China.