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Research and Resources

The TIM Centre develops intercultural resources for people living in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding cities - research and ministry tools for intercultural and urban ministry.

The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement & Integration

TIM Centre was a strategic partner in a national research project focusing on, "The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration.” The goal of this project was to better equip church groups across Canada (whether congregations or denominations) to help immigrants and refugees settle and integrate into Canadian society. Below you will find the overview of the national project together with the detailed summary of the findings of TIM Centre regarding Toronto.

Several resources have been developed to help churches engage more effectively in ministry to new immigrants in their settlement process. The “Finding Your Way” resource and PowerPoint presentation provides many creative ways individuals and churches can engage in ministry to Immigrants.

TIM Centre facilitators are available to facilitate training related to New Immigrant Settlement.


UreachToronto is an internet portal developed by the TIM Centre and its partners for Christians engaged in intercultural ministry. Many Christian denominations and mission agencies, such as the Salvation Army, AIM Canada, CBOQ, and several others collaborate together on UReachToronto.  In 2010, the TIM Centre, World Vision, and the Centre for Community Based Research partnered together in a project called, Beyond the Welcome: Churches Responding to the Immigrant Reality in Canada which looks at how Canadian churches are welcoming new Canadians and makes practical suggestions for improving the relationship.