Femmes immigrantes à Québec : pratiques de bénévolat et intégration

Authors: Chapdelaine-Daoust, Myriam
Advisor: Arsenault, StéphanieGuilbert, Lucille
Abstract: In recent years, Québec City has welcomed an increasing number of immigrants as well as a significant number of non-permanent residents, including more and more international students. This has given way to an even more diverse urban fabric. Half of the newcomers are women who, while experiencing most of the challenges shared by all immigrants, often face greater barriers due to a dual woman/immigrant status. On the other hand, immigrant women also have a capacity to act upon their lives and implement strategies to cope with their difficulties, including getting socially involved in the host society. This exploratory research focuses on one of these strategies – volunteering – through interviews with immigrant women who have volunteered in the early years of their lives in Quebec. The main objective of the research is to understand the role of volunteering with regard to the integration process. Some observations came out of our results. For the majority of participants, volunteering came in line with previous commitments while circumstances specific to post-migration could lead to changes in the types of volunteering they chose, the way they committed themselves and the motivations behind their choices. Interviewees have got involved according to their principles and values as well as their personal interests, but their immigrant status also carried additional motivations including the wish to create social
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 9 January 2020
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/37732
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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