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Culturally appropriate foods for Somali Refugee Path Immigrants (RPF) in the Greater Toronto Area: Planning lessons for integrating RPF

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dc.contributor.advisor Cummings, Harry Filson, Shawn 2019-05-30T14:38:00Z 2019-05-30T14:38:00Z 2016 2016-04-29
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the connection between food sovereignty and the food accessibility of Somali refugee path immigrants in the GTA. The analysis highlights the challenges and implications for Somalis as they search for culturally appropriate foods. With reference to focus groups and in-depth interviews by a research team that I was a member of on behalf of Dr. Bamidele Adekunle, in addition to secondary literature available on Somali Canadians, this major research paper provides an assessment of how food sovereignty for these refugee path immigrants could be improved such that they may be able to access more of their culturally appropriate foods in the Greater Toronto Area. As a member of this team, I have also administered questionnaires which will be analyzed later by Dr. Adekunle and his team. With his permission, this paper will present some qualitative findings from this study. The challenges which Somalis have faced are also related to the struggles many of which will likely affect newer and incoming Syrian refugees. Somalis have adjusted to life in Canada by shopping at ethnic stores, using substitutes for foods, and changing their consumption patterns to reflect typical Canadian lifestyles.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject food sovereignty
dc.subject food accessibility
dc.subject Somali Canadians
dc.subject refugee path immigrants
dc.subject Greater Toronto Area
dc.subject culturally appropriate foods
dc.title Culturally appropriate foods for Somali Refugee Path Immigrants (RPF) in the Greater Toronto Area: Planning lessons for integrating RPF
dc.type Major paper Capacity Development and Extension Master of Science School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
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