Immigration Partnership Resources

These resources will help you learn about: 

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Understanding power and privilege (webinar)
    • Understanding resilience and tools to create connections (webinar)
    • Social and cultural capital, along with asset mapping tools (webinar)
    • Tools and strategies at an individual level (webinar)
  • Research about Huron County and newcomers/immigrants
  • Immigration in rural communities
    • Research about immigration in rural communities 

Understanding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Research about Huron County and newcomers/immigrants


  • Embracing diversity: Newcomer experiences in Perth and Huron Counties 
    Social Research & Planning Council, 2017

    This qualitative research project conducted focus group discussions with 22 newcomers to Canada living in Huron and Perth, along with conducting a survey to 70 newcomers/immigrants in the area.

    The project identified that newcomers were most likely to move to Huron or Perth because of better employment opportunities or being closer to family or friends

    The project also found that the main challenges faced by newcomers included: 

  • Limited English language proficiency
  • Difficulty finding employment
  • Navigating the social services sector
  • Feelings of social isolation and loneliness
  • Snapshot of discrimination in Huron County
    Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the University of Guelph and Huron County Immigration Partnership, 2023
    By Emily Duncan and Meghan Wrathall

    This qualitative research project conducted semi-structured interviews with people who were visible minorities and lived in Huron County.

    The project identified that discrimination included overt comments and insults, microaggressions, and differential treatment in public spaces due to race. The impact of discrimination was that it had a negative effect on an individual’s mental health.

    The project found that discrimination took place within:

    • Extended families
    • Hospitals
    • Churches
    • Schools
    • Sporting facilitites
    • Workplaces
    • Restaurants
    • Shops

Immigrants and newcomers in rural communities


How Can We Help?

Huron County Immigration Partnership is always excited to support newcomers to Huron County. Let us know how we can help!

Find Us

57 Napier Street,
Goderich, ON
N7A 1W2


+1 (519) 524-8394 ext.6