Produced by Calgary Local Immigration Partnership, ‘Pathways to a Welcoming City’ is a series of 7 videos addressing a number of fundamental questions in regards to the integration process immigrants experience in Calgary. Through different interviews we explore the process some newcomers have lived in Calgary.
At the request of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Integration Branch, the Pathways to Prosperity has produced a series of short, informative videos showcasing promising practices by Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs). The videos describe the goals and specifics of the LIP practices, discuss the challenges that were encountered, and the results that have been achieved. They are designed to share promising practices across LIPs and other place-based initiatives, and to suggest how other initiatives who are interested in similar goals might utilize the lessons learned. Thanks are due to the LIP coordinators who shared their expertise and time to allow this project to be undertaken. Thanks are also due to the CIC officials who worked with the P2P and provided useful advice and suggestions on the videos and their content. In addition, we thank CIC for funding the production of the videos.
In April 2012, the Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) initiative formed a partnership with the Canadian Immigration Historical Society (CIHS) to develop a video interview series featuring former immigration officials, practitioners and researchers. The primary aim of the series was to construct an oral history of immigration from the perspective of insiders whose experience spanned all aspects of decision-making, from political and policy decisions through to program development and operational logistics, sometimes requiring heroic, and largely unheralded, efforts. A closely related objective was to make this historical experience available to the current generation of policymakers, practitioners and researchers so it could inform the issues of the day.