Vulnerable Newcomers: Literature Search and Annotated Bibliography

In this project we investigate how the concept of vulnerability is used when discussing newcomers to Canada. Although many researchers use the term vulnerable when discussing newcomers to Canada, very few directly address what exactly this means, though this term is often used in describing the needs of newcomers and the supports that they require. Thus, we explore how the term vulnerability is utilized in the Canadian literature, the specific groups of newcomers to which it is referring, the outcomes that are seen as reflective of vulnerability, and the needs considered to be important in this regard. As a first step in examining these issues, we have undertaken an extensive search for literature on this topic in order to prepare an annotated bibliography.