By Denise Horoky
Author: Azmaira Mawji
Investigates the role of spirituality in adjustment among Ismaili immigrants in Canada. Twelve individuals from 3 different cities within the Ontario region were invited to share their experiences. Participants were all elderly members of the Ismaili community who had emigrated from East Africa between 1970 and 1980. The results revealed that spirituality played a positive role in helping participants adjust to life in Canada. The results also indicated that spirituality was still important in the lives of the participants and that this would continue into the future. These findings have important implications for counsellors with regard to incorporating spirituality into therapy, respected the cultural and religious diversity of clients, and collaborating with faith-based communities to better assist clients through the adjustment process.