Research & Reports
Connie Ho has considerable experience in research, special studies, reports, and proposal writing. She has worked on numerous research projects involving multiple sectors and stakeholders. They range from newcomer integration, employment equity, youth engagement to racial harmony. Here is just a select of her work.
Project Planning and Coordination
- Supervised a three-year research project entitled “Building Active Citizenship in Calgary’s Ethno-Cultural Communities”, funded by Department of Canadian Heritage. Worked in tandem with research associates to oversee the completion of the project. Developed research design, methodology, and data collection based on participatory action research. Established work plans and milestones. Compiled progress reports for funders.
- Facilitated several focus group discussions and interviews for the research project “Capacity Building in Community Organizations”. Coordinated meetings with research participants including leaders and advocates of cultural communities. Collected data on organizational capacity, community mobilization, and member participation.
- Provided support to the research project “Transnational Identities and Practices in Canada”. Conducted data analyses using quantitative research methods. Completed ethics compliance, report writing, literature review. Presented research findings at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association conference.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Connie Ho with researchers at an event by Department of Canadian Heritage – Supports national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada.
- Co-authored a book chapter with academic Lloyd Wong entitled “Chinese Transnationalism: Class and Capital Flows”. The book is published by University of British Columbia Press.
- Completed a paper entitled “Developing Communication Strategies Between Health Authorities and Minority Communities”. The paper focused on healthcare services and barriers facing newcomers. Data were presented at the Diversity & Well Being Conference hosted by the Calgary Health Region.
- Completed an issue paper entitled “Is Canada Moving Toward an Integrated and Transparent Approach to the Recognition of Foreign Credentials?”. The paper was used to promote discussion at a community forum.
- Completed a study on the “Multicultural Bus Tour” for the Asian Heritage Foundation. The study was incorporated into an event program. It is distributed throughout Calgary to celebrate the annual festivity, Asian Heritage Month.
- Completed several grant proposals to support community programs. These proposals were submitted to funders at the federal, provincial, and municipal governments. The biggest grants received include a youth initiative of $200,000.00 and a community engagement project of $120,000.00. Other proposals have generated smaller grants ranging from $5,000.00 to $7,0000.00 to support pilot initiatives.