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Pathways to Prosperity 2018 National Conference

The Sixth Annual Pathways to Prosperity National Conference will take place in Montreal on Thursday and Friday, November 22-23, 2018. On Wednesday, November 21 we will be hosting a full-day preconference of Local Immigration Partnerships. Join researchers, service providers, Local Immigration Partnerships, Réseaux en immigration francophone, representatives of all levels of government and others working in the area of immigration for a three-day event on immigration in an increasingly complex environment.

The theme of this year’s P2P Conference is Borders, Welcoming Communities, and the Politicization of Immigration: Challenges and Opportunities Surrounding the Dynamic Movement of People. The crossing of borders and the politicization of immigration are increasingly salient issues for Canadians and internationally, yet we must not lose focus on the fact that a successful immigration program includes welcoming communities and recognition of the individual people involved in migration. The conference will address the challenges and opportunities these facets of immigration present to us today. The conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, a poster session, and opportunities to network with colleagues. More than 400 attendees are expected to participate.

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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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The influx of migrants crossing the border has turned Canada’s asylum system into an assembly line, exacerbating operational problems and prioritizing targets over the needs of vulnerable people, say front-line staff at the country’s beleaguered refugee board. Immigration and Refugee Board employees told the Star they are overworked and frustrated... Read more »

CBC News – Quebec Blocks Asylum Seekers from Public Daycare Network, Alarming Advocates

Asylum seekers are no longer eligible to put their children in subsidized daycare in Quebec, making it difficult for single parents to get off welfare and into the workforce while waiting for their refugee claim to be heard, advocates say. The Quebec government sent out a notice to early childhood education... Read more »

National Post – Immigrants in Canada Are Turning to Faith for Settlement, Support and Sociability

A report from the Angus Reid Institute says nearly one-half of those born outside of Canada received material support from a faith-based group, while 63 per cent relied on them to form a social network. “They don’t know anyone, so they go to their church, synagogue, temple or whatever, and... Read more »