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Social Policy Research Centre

The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), housed within the Faculty of Social Work supports social justice and equity-focused research that addresses issues faced by vulnerable, marginalized and oppressed groups. Our community-engaged research utilizes both Indigenous and Western research approaches with specific attention to social action that will inform changes in policy, practice and education for a sustainable future.

Our researchers explore and address issues such as poverty and income equality; child and youth welfare; newcomers, refugees and immigrants; mental health and addictions; mixed ability issues; and needs of older adults. A cross-cutting theme focuses on social work education, where we apply new knowledge and innovative methods to incorporate into the curriculum

Read about recent research contributions in our 2019/2020 Annual Report (6.08MB).

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