Welcoming Communities Toolkits

Toolkits designed to measure and promote welcoming communities that will attract and retain immigrants

Canada is in the midst of one of the largest intakes of immigrants in its 155-year history as our government looks to rebuild our economy and labour force following COVID-related disruptions. Although it is a country well known for its cultural makeup and diversity, a dedicated understanding and plan for supporting the settlement and integration of newcomers in communities of all sizes is imperative to the success of Canada’s immigration program.Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) has taken steps to aid in this transition with the development of the Welcoming Communities Toolkits. These toolkits have been developed based on P2P’s 2010 report “Characteristics of a Welcoming Community,” but have also taken into account newer research that more aptly speaks to the current world we live in and provides practical tools that interested parties can use to engage and set their communities on the road to becoming more welcoming.Two toolkits are being developed: the Measuring Welcoming Communities Toolkit, now released, and the Promoting Welcoming Communities Toolkit, to be released later in 2023. While they are two separate toolkits, they are being built to work in tandem.

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New Video and Brief Now Available

Developing an Evidence Base and Sharing Settlement and Integration Practices that Work

Pathways to Prosperity is pleased to announce that a new video and brief on promising practices in settlement and integration is now available on the P2P website. Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the project highlights promising practices in immigrant settlement and integration with an empirical basis for their effectiveness.

Promising Practice: Real Me Gang Intervention — Pandemic Effect
Organization: Centre for Newcomers, Calgary
About the Program: The Real Me Gang Intervention is a program aimed at helping newcomer youth who are involved or who are at risk of being involved in gang activities. Since 2014, the program has provided youth with individualized support to help them reach their highest potential without judging them for their past. In response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, the Real Me program undertook several steps to support the needs of the youth and their families. These include the following: 1) transition to remote support, 2) increased counselling and tutoring, 3) conflict resolution through a third-party mediator, and 4) family supports.

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Pathways to Prosperity 2023 National Conference

Sheraton Hotel, Montreal
November 20-22, 2023

Pathways to Prosperity will be holding its 11th Annual National Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Montreal on November 20 – 22, 2023. A virtual option will also be available on these dates. The main conference will take place on Monday November 20 and Tuesday November 21, with the day for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone on Wednesday November 22.

Two enhancements to the main conference this year include additional workshop sessions to accommodate more of the excellent submissions we receive, and online workshops during the main conference for those attending virtually. The call for workshop submissions and posters will be released in April.

We are also very pleased to announce that the National LIP Secretariat will again be partnering with us to hold the National LIP Network Summit on Thursday November 23 at the same location.

We look forward to another exciting set of events!

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