Call for Nominations

Developing an Evidence Base and Sharing Settlement and Integration Practices that Work (DEB)

A new Call for Nominations is now open and you are invited to participate in this research project through nomination of one or more promising practices.

Promising practices are innovative practices that have an objective basis for claiming effectiveness in achieving their stated aims and that have the potential for replication. Thus, promising practices are defined in terms of their innovation and effectiveness, which can be empirically measured as successful outcomes of the practice. Our approach focuses not only on identifying truly promising practices, but on analyzing and sharing key features that can be replicated. Of course, promising practices may have faced challenges in their initial implementation, and these challenges are also considered and analyzed so that others can learn from these experiences.

P2P is seeking nominations of promising practices from a variety of stakeholders involved in the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees across Canada. Practices do not have to be IRCC funded and can be self-nominated. Practices must be able to demonstrate their effectiveness through an external evaluation or within-organization measurement of outcomes that can be shared (e.g., website URL; you would be able to send it). Because the areas of practice we are profiling in this round are focused on responses to the pandemic and the changes it has required, preliminary evidence of effectiveness will be accepted in this round.

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Virtual Workshop Series

Pathways to Prosperity 2021 Virtual Workshop Series

Due to the large number of high-quality workshops submitted for presentation at the P2P 2020 National Conference, we have launched the new Pathways to Prosperity Virtual Workshop Series commencing in mid-January 2021. The series includes up to two virtual workshops a week over the course of several months on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 – 2:15 PM EST. The workshops take place on the same conference platform as was used for the P2P 2020 National Conference, with poster presentations, exhibitors, and networking functions still available, as well as videos from all plenaries and workshops. Full details of the workshop series are now available on the conference website.

The series is being offered at no cost to conference registrants and for a small fee to those who did not register for the Pathways to Prosperity 2020 National Conference. Registration for those who did not participate in the P2P 2020 National Conference but would like to attend the workshops is available here.

Schedule: Virtual Workshop Series

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P2P 2020 Conference

The Pathways to Prosperity 2020 National Conference a Success

On November 23-25, Pathways to Prosperity held its eighth annual, and first virtual, conference – The Future of Immigration and (Re)Settlement in Canada. More than 1300 service providers, LIPs and RIFs, government representatives, researchers, and other stakeholders from across the country were in attendance.

Recordings from all plenary sessions and workshops are available on the virtual conference platform, which remains open to all registered attendees using your personal password. We also encourage you to visit the exhibitors and the posters at your leisure.

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