One of CFICE’s partnering organizations, The Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship (CSPSC), is excited to release the final report for its first community-based research project. With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Seed Grant program, The Somali Centre for Family Services of Ottawa (SCFS) invited Carleton University’s Centre for CSPSC to partner on the completion of a needs assessment focusing on the barriers faced by Somali youth in accessing post-secondary education, and employment training and opportunities. Led by Adje van de Sande, CSPSC Chair and Academic Co-lead for the Tools for Community-First Community Campus Partnerships (Partnership Tools) Working Group, this needs assessment was conducted using a participatory approach, inviting Somali youth (age 19-30) from the Ottawa area to engage in the conceptualization and design of resources that could best support their participation in educational and vocational programs.

Read the final report by clicking on the image below.

Title Page for report titled "Final Needs Assessment Report".