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Pathways to Prosperity 2018 National Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership will hold its Sixth Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018, with a full-day Preconference on Wednesday, November 21. Standing Committee Meetings will take place on the evening of Wednesday November 21, and the Board of Directors Meeting on the morning of Saturday November 24.

The conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables, poster presentations, and opportunities to network with colleagues. Conference and Preconference details, workshop and poster calls for proposals, registration information (rates retained at the same levels as last year), hotel booking information (room rate $169 per night), and exhibitor opportunities will be announced in the coming weeks.

Exchange Program

The Pathways to Prosperity Student and Postdoctoral Exchange Program – 2018: Call for Expressions of Interest from Students/Postdoctoral Fellows and Those Who Would Be Willing to Host Them

The P2P exchange program provides relocation travel funding so that students and post-doctoral fellows have opportunities to participate in new research or broaden the scope and breadth of research they already have underway; collect and/or analyze data at another university, at a settlement agency, or at a government department; and take courses at another university while also conducting research there.

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Presentations Available

Pathways to Prosperity and Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria Workshop on International Students as Future Permanent Residents

On April 20, Pathways to Prosperity, in partnership with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, hosted a full-day workshop in Victoria BC on International Students as Future Permanent Residents. The level of interest and enthusiasm shown for the topic was outstanding, with 90 attendees actively participating in lively discussions throughout the day. We would like to thank all presenters, chairs, and facilitators who worked so hard to ensure that the workshop was a success. Thanks also to the workshop planning committee – Christine Covell, Michael Haan, Sonja Knutson, and Karima Ramji – who selected dynamic speakers and topics for the day. The Powerpoint presentations from the workshop are now available in the Library section of the P2P website. The videos of the plenary sessions will be available in the same location in the coming weeks.

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Latest Media Stories

Montreal Gazette – Police Put Buffer Between Duelling Protests at Lacolle Border Crossing

A protest organized by the far-right group Storm Alliance to denounce the Canadian government’s tolerance of what that group calls “illegal immigration” attracted about 250 people to the Lacolle border crossing Saturday afternoon. A slightly smaller counter-protest organized by the migrant justice group Solidarity Across Borders managed to delay the Storm... Read more »

Toronto Star – Number of Asylum Seekers Jumped 30 Per Cent in April

The federal government said the number of people intercepted by the RCMP while crossing the border in April jumped 30 per cent to 2,560. A month earlier, in March, 1,970 asylum seekers entered Canada in between official border crossings. In previous months, the number of people crossing illegally into Canada... Read more »

CBC News – Domestic Violence Among Immigrants, Refugees to Be Major Focus for Social Agencies

Front-line domestic violence workers in Calgary’s newcomer and refugee communities say more supports and education for men and improved cultural sensitivity are needed to better to respond to what they say can often be a hidden problem. Education and awareness are improving but communities and organizations say they need to work closer... Read more »