Grounded Data Report

School Halls & Strip Malls

An ethnographic dive into what life is like for Filipino teens of LCP families — and the lives they aspire to.

When Filipino teens come to Canada, they aren’t just navigating a new culture but new familial relationships. Most families we met navigated solo. Social services weren’t on their radar and don’t operate on their schedules. So we spent time where they were: church, buses, work, home.

We embarked on a Quick Dive with North York Community House to understand the experience of migration, reunification, and acculturation for Filipino youth to Canada, especially to North York, Toronto, ON.


What emerged are 7 opportunity areas with ideas at both practice and system levels of what we can prototype and test to enable flourishing. Download the trend report below to read more.

School Halls & Strip Malls

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Natalie Napier

Natalie Napier is Research & Storytelling Lead. She holds a BA in International …

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