Virtual Workshop Series

Pathways to Prosperity 2023 Virtual Workshop Series

Now a regular feature of P2P, we will be holding the Pathways to Prosperity Virtual Workshop Series from January to April 2023 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 – 2:15 PM ET. The workshops will take place on the same conference platform as was used for the P2P 2022 National Conference, with poster presentations, exhibitors, and networking functions still available, as well as videos from the plenary sessions, and PowerPoints from plenaries and workshops. For a listing of these workshops, see here. A full schedule will be available in January.

The series is being offered at no cost to Pathways to Prosperity 2022 National Conference registrants and for a small fee to those who did not register for the conference. If you have not yet done so, click here to register.

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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.

And a request for interested parties – if you would be interested in joining the planning committees for the Main P2P Conference and/or for the P2P Conference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone, please let us know by March 24 by emailing Victoria Esses at so that we can begin meeting soon after.

We look forward to another exciting set of events!

New Videos and Briefs

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

Pathways to Prosperity is pleased to announce that new videos and briefs on promising practices in settlement and integration are 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. Pathways to Prosperity will be publishing more videos and briefs in the coming months.

Featured Practices

Builders Code
Organization: British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA)
The Builders Code is a non-regulated, optional program for employers in the construction sector in British Columbia designed to help them improve their worksite culture. By setting a standard code of conduct, the Builders Code helps construction employers communicate to their workers a reasonable, consistent behavior expectation to improve the safety, productivity and retention of skilled trade workers. The Builders Code widens the definition of safety beyond physical concerns to include stress or distraction caused by discrimination, bullying, hazing or harassment.
Watch the video Read the Brief
Indigenous Dialogue Circles
Organization: Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA)
AMSSA has been working in the space of Truth, Reconciliation and Decolonization for many years. In 2021, AMSSA decided to facilitate five Indigenous Dialogue Circles with representatives of B.C. Settlement and Integration Services (BCSIS) service providers and an Indigenous leader. The goal of the Dialogue Circles was for BCSIS service providers to learn ways to relate to Indigenous people and center Indigenous presence in their work and their connection with newcomers. An important aim was also to establish a meaningful connection between service providers and Indigenous leadership.
Watch the video Read the Brief

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