Why Policies Matter in Immigrant Inclusion: The Role of Language, Culture, and Politics in Shaping Access to Mental Health Services for First Generation Korean-Canadian Immigrant Mothers

My mother (center), sister (right), and myself (left) in a school family portrait from 2009.

How Transnational Family Structures Have Been Normalized Through Canada’s Immigration Policies

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Chinese Immigration Act, 1885

Chinese immigration certificates © Government of Canada/Library and Archives Canada/R1206–178-X-E.

Gendered Structures of Education Migration

The Role of Cultural, Ideological, and Religious Subjectivities

Migrant Mother, Jack of All Trades

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The Church as a Second Family

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Access and Representation in Mental Health Services

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Language- and Culture-Specific Services

Assimilate or Suffer: Exposing Roots of Racial Alienation

Illustration by Carmen Kim (author). Mapped analysis of the structures that interact to form access to language- and culture-specific mental health care for first generation Korean-Canadian immigrant mothers. (agents: bold text, structures rooted in Korea: navy box, structures rooted in Canada: yellow box)

Creating Social Margins: The “Othering” of Racialized Immigrants Through Canada’s Language Policies

Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, 1963

Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism (courtesy Duncan Cameron / Library and Archives Canada / PA-037463)
Mounties at Montreal Grand Prix © Jdazuelos/Dreamstime

Canadian Multiculturalism Act, 1988

Policy Recommendations to Advance Access for Korean-Canadian Immigrant Mothers

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