Pathways to Prosperity 2023-2024

Annual Evaluation and Future Planning Survey

Deadline: April 26, 2024

We are interested in finding out how we did in engaging interested parties in the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership in 2023-2024 and are also seeking your input for future planning (e.g., Annual National Conference, Promising Practices themes). In order to do so, we have developed a short survey that we ask all interested parties to complete. We take your feedback and suggestions seriously and use it to continually improve our activities and products. Your input will help us greatly in designing future activities and products to best meet your needs. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please take the time to complete it by April 26.

The survey can be found here

Accomplishments of the LIPs and RIF

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Continuing a Pathways to Prosperity tradition that was interrupted by the pandemic, P2P will be highlighting the many recent accomplishments of the LIPs and RIF. For your RIF or LIP to be included, please complete the form found here by May 31, 2024.

These accomplishments will be featured in the next few months through P2P and its partners, and at the 2024 P2P-FCFA Conference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone in November. We look forward to showcasing many recent accomplishments of the LIPs and RIF.

The form can be found here

Exploring Neighbourhood Dynamics                                    Over Seven Decades of Canadian                                       Census Data

A new easy-to-use mapping portal developed by researchers at Western University’s Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST) and Esri Canada provides users with an unparalleled ability to visualize and understand neighborhood-level characteristics and changes over seven decades (1951–2021).

This web mapping portal allows users to explore a wide variety of neighbourhood characteristics, including the percentage of immigrants in a neighbourhood. Users can also map other social variables, including concentrations of ethnic origin, Indigenous identity, language, and religious groups. In addition, they can look at how people live and move through the area: housing types, owning versus renting, commuting behaviour, and population density. Finally, they can look at work and the economy, including income, educational attainment, and what types of jobs neighbourhood residents have had. Importantly, they can not only map single census years, but use graphs to visualize change over time in specific neighbourhoods.

Led by Professor Zack Taylor, this tool provides valuable information at the neighbourhood level to service providers, government departments, researchers, and other interested parties. The collaboration with developers in Esri Canada’s Education and Research Group exemplifies the power of university-industry partnerships in unlocking new insights and democratizing access to valuable data for the public good.

Read More

Latest Media Stories

CTV News – Feds don’t ‘care if they die,’ says lawyer helping Canadian children held in Syria

Five Canadian children are languishing in a squalid detention camp in northeastern Syria after Ottawa denied their mothers permission to come to Canada, says a lawyer fighting in court on behalf of the families. The development is the latest setback for Canadians among the many foreign nationals in ramshackle centres... Read more »

CBC – Immigration minister responds to critics over plan to detain migrants in penitentiaries

Immigration Minister Marc Miller confirmed to Radio-Canada that the federal government will be using its penitentiaries to hold some foreign nationals for immigration purposes. He said those detainees will be separated from the prison population, but that both groups could be sharing services. Read more »

CBC – Quebec employers group worried ’political’ immigration debate will hurt jobs

Quebec Premier François Legault threatening ‘referendum’ over issue The latest spat between Quebec and Ottawa over immigration is based on politics and not the reality of the labour market, says the head of a major employers group. In some ways, it’s deplorable, said Karl Blackburn, president and CEO of the Conseil... Read more »