Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians: Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Care 

March 21, 2018
Westin Calgary, Calgary Alberta


There remains limited information about the nutrition and health status of newcomer families and their children upon arrival and how their health may change during their first few years in Canada. This thematic conference will provide participants with an overview of nutritional health, food security and access to healthcare as basic rights of recent immigrants and refugees. This conference will provide an update on food security status of current refugees, as well as their nutritional status in Canada and in a global perspective by bringing together academic researchers, dietitians and settlement agencies to provide a comprehensive picture.  The overarching goal is to engage the audience in discussion and hear their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities regarding food security, nutritional health and access to healthcare services.

Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians; Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Care is a one day thematic conference that will take place on March 21, 2018 as a pre-conference event to the 20th Annual Metropolis Conference that is taking place from March 22-24, 2018 at the Westin Calgary. Please join us to learn from some of the leading experts in the field of immigration health - providing perspectives of researchers, service providers and policy makers.

Learning Objectives

At the close of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the nutrition and health Status of recent immigrant and refugee children and their families
  • Understand the food security status of refugees, as a basic human right in association with other social determinants of health, compared to Canadians and recent immigrants
  • Explain culturally appreciate care in the field of nutrition and health
  • Identify challenges and facilitators toward access to culturally appropriate nutrition and healthcare services by newcomers.


Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians; Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Care is taking place thanks to collaboration from:

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