Presentations Now Available
On November 16-17, the Pathways to Prosperity held its Fifth Annual Conference – Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice. Two preconferences took place on November 15: a Preconference for the Local Immigration Partnerships and the Réseaux en immigration francophone, and a Preconference on Developing Immigrants’ Literacy and Essential Skills. There were 400+ attendees, and registration was sold out weeks in advance.
On November 16, the conference opened with a presentation by Stacey LaForme, Chief, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, who discussed the need for improved relations between indigenous and immigrant communities. Robert Oliphant, MP and Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, then presented updates and new perspectives on Canada’s immigration program. On Friday November 17, we kicked off the second day of the conference with a special keynote address by the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, Chair of the World Refugee Council and former Minister of Immigration. Honourable Axworthy laid out many of the decisions and alternate pathways ahead of us in the area of immigration.
The conference included five plenary sessions and 18 workshops. On the evening of Thursday November 16, poster presentations from more 20 participants were displayed and discussed. The evening also included a theatrical production, We Are Not the Others, a play based on the findings of a two-year research project examining immigrant women’s experiences. Additionally, a photovoice exhibit, Do You See What I See?, by Bharati Sethi, was displayed at the conference.
Judging by the enthusiasm of participants and informal comments received by the conference organizers, all the events were a tremendous success, featuring high quality presentations and lively, extended discussions.
We would like to thank all plenary, workshop, and roundtable session presenters, facilitators, and chairs who worked so hard to ensure that the conference and preconferences were a success.
Powerpoint presentations from the conference and preconferences are now available in the library section of the website, with the videos of presentations to follow.Read More »
Find an Expert
Find an Expert – the new online search engine and database of experts working in the field of immigration – is now available on the P2P website.
The Find an Expert section of the P2P website has been designed to give users quick, efficient access to the P2P’s expertise and experts. The database includes academic researchers; graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; service providers; representatives of Local Immigration Partnerships and of Réseaux en immigration francophone; policy and program officials from federal, provincial, and municipal governments; and others working in the area of immigration.
The first set of expert submissions is now available online , with many more to be added. We are currently inviting P2P co-investigators, collaborators, partner representatives, LIP and RIF representatives, policy and program officials working in the area of immigration, and affiliated graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to join the expert database. Experts can submit their information at this link.
The database is searchable by: a) name of the expert; b) expertise; c) location; and d) sector. Categories of expertise include: Settlement and Service Provision; Social and Cultural Integration; Economic Integration; Political and Civic Integration; Health and Well-being; At-Risk Immigrants; Temporary Foreign Workers and International Students.Read More »
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