The second 2015 edition of the Asia Research Briefs investigate the ways in which Filipino-Canadian young adults construct positive individual and collective identities.
Multiple Experiences of Filipino Young Adults: Identity, Community and Social Justice can be accessed on the Asia Research Briefs page.
Five themes emerged from her research: migration patterns, racism and discrimination, gender roles and expectation, religion and spirituality, and community organization. Ticar also makes recommendations for anti-oppressive practices that would be of value to counsellors, particularly when working with transnational individual, groups, and families.
The brief is written by Jessica Ticar, who is a Visiting Graduate Associate at YCAR, a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Education in Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership Studies at Western University. It is based on her master’s research which explored the influences on identity development amongst first- and second-generation Filipino-Canadian young adults residing in Toronto.