The Office implements community-based approaches to the study of marginalized populations. Important goals are to promote research that may be translated into concrete practice and policy recommendations, and to conduct knowledge transfer activities to disseminate research findings and recommendations. Team researchers promote the involvement of key stakeholders (e.g. community members, health and social service providers) into research design and implementation. Current areas of research focus are immigrant mothers of children with developmental disabilities; newcomer women and families; and research on other populations such as resilience among youth.