COSTI & the Community

Research and Reports

COSTI undertakes, independently and in cooperation with other organizations, innovative research and studies into the changing needs of newcomers and the disadvantaged.

Negotiating Homelessness: Voices from Streets to Homes - 2008 [Adobe PDF, 1.3 MB]

Submission to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration - April 13, 2005 [Adobe PDF, 70 KB]

Addressing Problem Gambling in Toronto and Windsor/Essex County Ethnic Communities - March 2004

Exploration of Cultural Perceptions, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Gambling and Problem Gambling in the Hispanic, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Tamil and Vietnamese communities in the Greater Toronto Area- March 2004 [Adobe PDF files, 100 KB]

To Build on Hope: Overcoming the Challenges Facing Newcomer Youth at Risk in Ontario - October 2001 [Adobe PDF, 400 KB]

Settlement in the Workplace - The Settlement Needs of Employed Newcomers An Exploratory Study - March 2001 [Adobe PDF, 200 KB]

Public Education and Capacity Building

COSTI has a mandate to inform public policy makers and the community at large about issues affecting immigrants and how they can best be addressed. At COSTI, we believe that excellence in service is best achieved by educating and working collaboratively with clients, the ethno-specific community, politicians and policy makers, educational institutions, media, and the community at large, so that collectively, the needs of individuals and their families are met through improved service delivery.

COSTI undertakes and participates in a number of public education initiatives: presentations; hosting international dignitaries interested in understanding settlement and employment services to newcomers; and public awareness and training projects.