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Pathways to Prosperity 2016 National Conference

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Westin Hotel, Ottawa

The fourth annual Pathways to Prosperity National Conference will take place in Ottawa on Thursday and Friday, December 1—2, 2016. On Wednesday, November 30 we will also be hosting a full-day workshop for the Local Immigration Partnerships and the Réseaux en immigration francophone. The theme of this year’s conference is Shaping Immigration to Canada: Learning from the Past and a Vision for the Future. We are pleased to announce that the conference will open with an address by the Hon. John McCallum, Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Join us on Friday December 2 as we kick off the second day of the conference with a special keynote address by John Ralston Saul, award-winning philosopher, novelist, and essayist, who will discuss immigration, inclusion, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. For further information, to register for the conference and preconference, and to book a hotel room, please click here.

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Research Meeting

Workshop on French-Speaking Immigration to Francophone Minority Communities

On Wednesday, November 30, Pathways to Prosperity, in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), is organizing a research meeting to bring together academic researchers interested in the issue of French-speaking immigration to Francophone Minority Communities. The objective of this meeting is to allow participating researchers to discuss the research carried out in this field, emerging issues, new issues and research priorities for the years to come. The one-day meeting will include a variety of presentations and facilitated discussions. Five sessions are planned on the following themes: taking stock of recent research on French-speaking immigration to Francophone minority communities; issues and challenges related to definitions; the gaps between the needs and aspirations of French-speaking immigrants and Francophone minority communities; issues related to prejudice and discrimination; and ways to optimize future research in the field and next steps.

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