Les personnes âgées immigrantes et leurs proches à Montréal : des vies oubliées durant la pandémie

Brotman, S., Simard, J., Hanley, J., Raymond, M., & Delgado, P. (2022, décembre)

Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement

Cambridge University Press | 7 p.

Despite the recent media attention on the issue of risks and consequences related to COVID-19 among various marginalized communities in Quebec, we still hear very little about immigrant older adults and their families. In this Policy and Practice Note, we discuss the experience of the pandemic among Montreal’s immigrant older adults and their social networks. First, we provide some socio-demographic data on older immigrants in Montreal. We then present our findings related to the impact of COVID-19 on older immigrants, particularly in terms of access to health and social care, family support, employment and housing, building upon our own work and the social gerontology literature. We conclude by proposing recommendations to support the inclusion of older immigrants and their families, addressing discrimination in both public policy and practice.