Coordination & Operations Committee
The Coordination and Operations Committee (COC) is chaired by the Project Director and includes the four Cluster Co-Leads (two academic and two ESPO) from each research cluster as well as representatives from IRCC and Statistics Canada. The COC is the decision-making body that oversees all research and operational activities of the Coalition.
Dr. Michael Ungar
Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is a Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. Since 2002, Dr. Ungar has directed the Resilience Research Centre, designing multisite longitudinal research and evaluation projects in more than a dozen low, middle, and high-income countries, with much of that work focused on the resilience of marginalized children and families, and adult populations experiencing mental health challenges. His studies have focused on the resilience of children and families involved with child welfare and mental health services, refugee and immigrant youth populations and community resilience, including resilience to violent extremism. Dr. Ungar has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the subject of resilience and is the author of 15 books for mental health professionals, researchers and lay audiences. These include Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success, a book for adults experiencing stress at work and at home, The Social Ecology of Resilience: A Handbook for Theory and Practice for researchers, and Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs, a book for clinicians. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today’s website.
Each of our research clusters is chaired by two academic co-leads and two service provider co-leads. Co-leads work together to ensure that research produced in their cluster responds to the CYRRC’s mandate and the cluster’s research priorities.
Broader Economic, Social and Political Factors
Professor of Sociology and Chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of Calgary
Research and Policy Officer at AAISA
Research and Information Coordinator at AMSSA
Associate Professor at Dalhousie University
Social Integration, Rights, Culture and Security
Professor and Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University
Professor at the University of Manitoba
Advisor, Strategic Initiatives at ISANS
Executive Director at Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO)