One Decade of Pathways to Prosperity – Our Tenth Annual National Conference

More than 550 participants gathered in Ottawa and more than 500 virtually for the Pathways to Prosperity 2022 National Conference

Videos of plenary sessions and PowerPoints from plenary sessions and workshops are available on the virtual conference platform, which remains open to all registered attendees

The Eleventh Pathways to Prosperity National Conference will take place on November 20-22, 2023 at the Sheraton Hotel in Montreal


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On November 14-16 2022, the Pathways to Prosperity held its 10th Annual National Conference – Next Gen Canada: Immigration and Diversity as Pathways to Prosperity. More than 550 service providers, representatives of LIPs and RIF, government representatives, researchers, and other stakeholders gathered in person in Ottawa, with an additional 500 attending virtually. Videos from plenary sessions, and PowerPoints from plenaries and workshops, are available on the virtual conference platform, which remains open to all registered attendees.

Feedback Received
The feedback received on both the Main Conference and on the Conference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone indicates that by all counts the events were a great success. Overall ratings of the events ranged from 5.6 to 5.9 on a 7-point scale, with the Youth in Canada panel, Parallel Workshops and Poster Session receiving especially high ratings of 6.0 or higher. When asked if they would attend future Pathways to Prosperity Conferences, it was clear that the hybrid format was appreciated and would attract the most future attendance.

Comments included:

  • Best conference yet. Well done. Interesting, timely, good topics, learned a lot, and good networking. Thank you.
  • Overall a job well done for a wonderful conference and looking forward to P2P 2023 already!!!!
  • I was thrilled to attend this event and felt very engaged throughout. It seemed well thought out, organized and well timed. I would recommend this event.
  • I thought this was an incredibly well run conference, as P2P always is. Honestly, it’s a standard setter. I was inspired and encouraged by so many of the presenters and appreciated the many opportunities to connect with colleagues new and old. Thank you P2P team for all you do!
  • Well organized and planned event. The P2P staff were awesome, always available to support the delegates. KUDOS.
  • Thank you for allowing us to attend virtually. It makes a big difference to me and my staff.

Poster Awards
The conference included 27 poster presentations. Among the many excellent poster presentations, congratulations to the following poster award winners:

Katie Crossman, May Wang, Nusrat Awan, & Helena Shoraj, School of Global Access, Bow Valley College
Everyday Practices: Welcoming Racialized Youth in Libraries and Public Spaces

Karun Kishor Karki & Rita Dhungel, University of the Fraser Valley
Immigrants and Refugees Living with HIV amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Impact on their Social Determinants of Health

Colleen McConnell, F. Abigail Fulton & Allison Ainsley, Construction Foundation of British Columbia
Indigenous Skills Cultural Sharing: Creating Community Connection and Inclusion

Juan Treviño & Carolina Nuñez, MOSAIC’s Migrant Workers Program
Open Work Permit for Vulnerable Workers – Best Practices and Challenges in Supporting Migrant Workers Escaping Abuse

Thank you
We would like to thank all presenters, chairs, and facilitators who worked so hard to ensure that the conference was a success. We also thank the conference planning committees for organizing an amazing 3-day schedule.

We thank our sponsors:
• MyConsultant by CAPIC
• Blue Social
• Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
• COPA National
• New Canadians
• Pre Arrival Canada Program – YMCA of Greater Toronto
• World Education Services
• Threads: Cultural Conversations
• The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants

Of course, this conference would not have been possible without the generous support of our main funder – Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.