Montreal, March 11, 2010 --- The Montreal Consortium on Human Rights Advocacy Training (MCHRAT) will release the findings of a comprehensive demographic study on the Black community of Montreal on:
Thursday, March 18, 2010, 9:00 pm
McGill Faculty Club
3450 McTavish Club Ballroom
Led by Dr. James Torczyner of McGill’s School of Social Work, with a team of researchers from different disciplines, the study will be released at a day-long event open to the public (simultaneous translation will be available). The presentation of core findings and emerging issues will be held between 10:00 am and 11:30 am. Between 1:15 and 3:00, there will be three different presentations of research information related to faith-based institutions and immigration; the criminal justice system; employment and education.
Funded by the Multiculturalism Program of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the study examines data collected from the 2006 Census and provides a detailed statistical portrait of the Black community in terms of demographic make-up (gender, age, language, income level, residential patterns, etc.) and their employment, housing, youth, justice, immigration and educational conditions. The study is a follow-up study carried released in 1998 and discusses community evolution between 1998 and 2008.
Dr. Torczyner and other researchers will be available for media interviews during the lunch period.
Project Assistant, MCHRAT
(514) 570 2752 or (514) 398-6717
Communication Officer, CRARR
(514) 939-3342 or (514) 298-5663