Past Projects

Resources for Newcomers in British Columbia | February 2024

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society partnered with the NEST Research Consultancy to create evidence-based information resources related to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), housing, and food access in British Columbia. These materials were designed for distribution to immigrants, refugees, and service providers in the Fraser Valley region. Funding for this project was provided by the British Columbia Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

Understanding Hate in Ontario | December 2023

The Mosaic Institute, in partnership with the NEST Research Consultancy and funded by the Government of Ontario, conducted a comprehensive survey regarding public perceptions and experiences of hate in Ontario. The survey was conducted between April and May 2023 and involved oversampling of Black, East Asian, Indigenous, Jewish, and Muslim communities, while maintaining broad representativeness of age and gender. Sixty-five percent of the 3,035 respondents reported that they had experienced hate in the past three years.

The full report is available on the Mosaic Institute’s website and requests for the dataset can be made by contacting

Racism and Discrimination in Southwestern Ontario | December 2023

The NEST Research Consultancy conducted a series of qualitative studies about the racism and discrimination experienced by immigrants and racialized individuals in Southwestern Ontario. These studies, which involved in-depth interviews with 95 individuals and resulted in four region-specific reports, paint a detailed portrait of the types of discrimination occurring in Southwestern Ontario and associated consequences. This project was conducted in collaboration with the London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), Niagara LIP, Oxford LIP, Sarnia-Lambton LIP, and St. Thomas-Elgin LIP. Funding for this project was provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The report regarding experiences in London & Middlesex is available on the London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership website.

The report regarding experiences in St. Thomas-Elgin and Oxford County is available on the St. Thomas-Elgin Local Immigration Partnership website.