Our members maintain strong ties with a number of Canadian and foreign research centres, teams and individuals interested in ethnic studies and the issues addressed by our research program. Our main institutional partners come from the following Canadian metropolitan areas outside of Quebec: Atlantic Canada, Toronto, the Prairies and Vancouver. In particular, these collaborative efforts focus on the residential integration of immigrants, the regionalization of immigration, the educational pathways of young immigrants and their introduction into the workforce, language learning and the tensions associated with religious pluralism.
From an international standpoint, we work primarily with: the Interculturalism Migration and Minority Research Center of the University of Leuven on issues of linguistic choices and language practices in both majority and minority groups; the group Recerca sobre Interculturalitat i Desenvolupament (GRID) of the University of Lleida on the integration of immigrants into schools and intercultural education; the Geography Institute of the University of Nuremberg on the links between urban policies and ethnicity; the group Sociétés, Religions et Laïcité of the CNRS in France on the institutional arrangements of religious pluralism; and the Center for Canadian Studies at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University on questions of equity and multiculturalism. Our researchers also take part in strategic networks that are among the most important in their respective fields, such as the Réseau international sur l’immigration en dehors des grands centres, the Integration of the Second Generation in Europe, the International Working Group on Linguistic Landscape and the recent collaborative research work group funded by the SSHRC, Religious Diversity and its Limits.