Newcomer families in Hamilton can get a $30 gift card via McMaster health equity study


Published October 6, 2022 at 4:10 pm

Immigrant parents in Hamilton who have small children and settled in Canada relatively recently have a chance to help improve health equity.

Dr. Olive Wahoush, an associate professor in the school of nursing at McMaster University, is researching how immigrant families in the city are able to access health services. Wahoush’s research team are hoping to understand the experiences and well-being of immigrant families in Hamilton, and improve health service in the city as it pertains to immigrants.

Participants will be needed for a roughly 1.5-hour interview, with an option to meet over Zoom. All partipants will receive $30 gift card.

The criteria to participate is as follows:

  • Immigrant parent(s) who have been in Canada for five or fewer years;
  • Have a child who is five years old or younger, and lives with them;
  • Lives in Hamilton
  • Can speak in Arabic, English, French or Spanish

Two parents who qualify to be included in the study should sign up individually.

The sign-up form is on

Wahoush has taught in Mac’s school of nursing for two decades. Her health systems and policy research includes a focus on fair health and welness outcomes for refugees and other vulnerable populations, is

The methodology of the study has been approved and reviewed by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB). THe project number is 14124.

(Graphic: McMaster School of Nursing, via Hamilton Immigration Partnership Centre.)

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