Experiences of Chinese Immigrants in Canada: (A) Building an Indigenous Support System

  • R. C. Nann
  • Lilian To
Part of the Priority Issues in Mental Health book series (PIMH, volume 2)


The importance of indigenous ethnic institutions as sources of social support for minority immigrants has been noted in several studies (Breton, 1964; Murphy, 1973; Nann and Stewart, 1975). For example, data gathered on refugees resettled after World War II in Great Britain, Australia, Canada, and Singapore consistently showed that where an immigrant group constituted a large proportion of the population, their relative rates of mental illness were lower than where they constituted a small percentage (Murphy, 1955).


Chinese Immigrant Success Organization Chinese Community Social Service Organization Unemployment Insurance Benefit 
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  • R. C. Nann
  • Lilian To

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