The Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) are conducting a survey on need assessment and local food access among newcomers to Canada in the Metro Vancouver area. (This study has been approved by the KPU’s Research Ethics Board under the file number KPU REB#2021-23.) The main goal of this project is to advance our understanding of food access, need, and their interest in local food system participation. Results from this study will help provide information on unique needs and barriers to local food access faced by newcomers. The knowledge gained from this study will contribute to the ongoing efforts by service provider organizations (SPOs) to design and implement programs and resources to appropriately serve refugees and immigrants in need.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wallapak Polasub, ISFS
Co-principal Investigator: Ms. Valerie Lai, PIRS
Please click on the link below to participate in the survey:
(If you would like to receive a paper copy, please contact the Principal Investigator)
Take the survey in Arabic (عربي)
Take the survey in Farsi (فارسی)
Take the survey in French (Français)
Take the survey in Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)
Take the survey in Spanish (Español)
Take the survey in Tagalog (Tagalog)
Take the survey in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
This project is partially funded by Metro Vancouver through the Agricultural Awareness grant program.