Hold the Date

Virtual Pathways to Prosperity National Conference: November 23-25, 2020

We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. There is substantial interest in this year’s Pathways to Prosperity National Conference as demonstrated by the number of emails and phone calls we have received over the last few months. We are so pleased to see this level of enthusiasm and we thank our members for their continuing support.

We have been closely following the regulations and guidelines set by federal, provincial, and local authorities, as well as monitoring travel restrictions and concerns. In this context, and with the goal of keeping our communities and attendees safe, we have now made the decision to hold this year’s Pathways to Prosperity National Conference on a virtual platform. Without the requirement of travel, we will be bringing the Pathways to Prosperity 2020 National Conference to you.

The virtual Pathways to Prosperity National Conference will be held on the same dates as announced for the conference earlier: Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24, 2020, with the P2P Conference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. You can expect the same engaging presentations and learning experiences for which Pathways to Prosperity has come to be known, including plenary sessions, workshops, poster sessions, and sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. Workshop and poster calls for proposals and sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities will be announced shortly, and registration will be opening soon.

We welcome broad representation on our planning committees and invite anyone who is interested in serving on either the main P2P Conference Planning Committee or the Planning Committee for the P2P Conference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone to send an email by July 15 to Victoria Esses (vesses@uwo.ca) and Jean McRae (jmcrae@icavictoria.org) indicating their areas of interest and the contributions they can make to the conference(s).
We look forward to your participation in the P2P 2020 National Conference!

Promising Practices

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 here.

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. Our approach focuses not only on identifying truly promising practices, but on analyzing and sharing key features that can be replicated. The project is co-led by the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA). The Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance (CISSA-ACSEI) and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) are central partners. Pathways to Prosperity will be publishing more videos and briefs in the coming months. We are also pleased to announce that the project has been extended for a further five years, and we will announce the next call for submissions shortly.

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