Newcomers with Disabilities: Challenges & Service Implications
On June 18, 2018, Canada changed the medical inadmissibility policy for immigrants and refugees to be more welcoming of people with disabilities. To better understand the needs of this population, this project reviews the challenges faced by immigrants and refugees who have physical disabilities in Canada. Results suggest logistical, emotional, and community challenges, with implications for social work. A literature search was conducted to find peer-reviewed journal articles about immigrants and refugees with physical disabilities in Canada. Challenges were categorized into themes and analyzed in terms of how they lend themselves to social work.
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