Producing Policy-relevant Research: A Roundtable With IRCC Representatives for Graduate Students and Junior Scholars

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT
Moderators: Lisa Brunner and Anne-Cécile Delaisse
(Language: English and French)

Pathways to Prosperity’s Standing Committee on Student and Junior Scholar Engagement invites graduate students and junior scholars who are affiliated with P2P (members of P2P or supervised by a P2P member) to join a roundtable with IRCC representatives. This event will be an opportunity to learn more about IRCC policy making, including how IRCC policy makers make use of external research, and how students and junior scholars can make their research more relevant to policy makers. Our panelists will include Jonathan Joshi-Koop (A/Director, Express Entry, Strategic Policy and Planning, IRCC), James McNamee (Senior Director, Immigration Branch, IRCC), Melissa Fama (Director of Refugee Resettlement Policy and Programs, IRCC) and Cédric de Chardon (Research Director, Research and Evaluation, IRCC). The roundtable will be conducted virtually on May 31 from 1:00 to 2:30pm EDT. Registration is required but free. Please register by emailing admin@p2pcanada.ca.

November 14-17, 2022

Pathways to Prosperity National Conference and National LIP Network Summit

Westin Hotel in Ottawa

As previously announced, Pathways to Prosperity will hold its 10th Annual National Conference at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on November 14 – 16, 2022. A virtual option will also be available on these dates.

The main conference will take place on Monday November 14 and Tuesday November 15, with the day for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone on Wednesday November 16. The conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions, poster presentations, and opportunities to network with colleagues.

We are very pleased to announce that the National LIP Secretariat has partnered with P2P and will be hosting the National LIP Network Summit at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on Thursday November 17, 2022 in conjunction with the Pathways to Prosperity National Conference. The summit will be an opportunity for LIPs to develop collaborative initiatives, share best practices and finalize an action plan for the National LIP Secretariat.

Centralized registration for all of these events will open in June.

New Videos and Briefs Available

Developing an Evidence Base and Sharing Settlement and Integration Practices that Work

Pathways to Prosperity is pleased to announce that new videos and briefs on promising practices in settlement and integration are now available on the P2P website.

Featured Practices

Gender-based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy Partnership
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth – Immigrant Services, with CISSA-ACSEI, Ending Violence Association of Canada, and OCASI
The project aims to increase knowledge and collaboration between the settlement and anti-violence sectors in order to better serve immigrant and refugee individuals and families experiencing GBV.

Watch video | Download Brief

Kichi-Asotamatowin: Land & Treaties EAL Curriculum
Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations, Immigration Partnership Winnipeg, Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, Community Engaged Learning/University of Manitoba, and KAIROS Canada
The EAL Curriculum aims to assist teachers in introducing newcomers to Indigenous history and culture, customs and beliefs, reconciliation, and contemporary issues faced by Indigenous people.

Watch video | Download Brief

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