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Pathways to Prosperity 2018 National Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership will hold its Sixth Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018, with a full-day Preconference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone on Wednesday, November 21. Standing Committee Meetings will take place on the evening of Wednesday November 21, and the Board of Directors Meeting on the morning of Saturday November 24.

The conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables, poster presentations, and opportunities to network with colleagues. Conference and Preconference details, workshop and poster calls for proposals, registration information (rates retained at the same levels as last year), hotel booking information (room rate $169 per night), and exhibitor opportunities will be announced in the coming weeks.

Presentations Available

Pathways to Prosperity and Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria Workshop on International Students as Future Permanent Residents

On April 20, Pathways to Prosperity, in partnership with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, hosted a full-day workshop in Victoria BC on International Students as Future Permanent Residents. The level of interest and enthusiasm shown for the topic was outstanding, with 90 attendees actively participating in lively discussions throughout the day. We would like to thank all presenters, chairs, and facilitators who worked so hard to ensure that the workshop was a success. Thanks also to the workshop planning committee – Christine Covell, Michael Haan, Sonja Knutson, and Karima Ramji – who selected dynamic speakers and topics for the day. The Powerpoint presentations from the workshop are now available in the Library section of the P2P website. The videos of the plenary sessions will be available in the same location in the coming weeks.

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