P2P-IRCC Preconference at International Metropolis 2019: Presentations

How Do We Know What’s Working?
Measuring Settlement Outcomes for Individuals and Communities

Organized by:
Pathways to Prosperity in partnership with
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Monday, June 24, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Canada

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction

  • Victoria Esses and Jean McRae, Co-Chairs, Pathways to Prosperity
  • Enrico del Castello, Director, International Metropolis Conference Project 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


9:15 AM – 10:40 AM

Session 1: Overview of Measuring Outcomes

Chair: Victoria Esses, Professor, University of Western Ontario and Co-Chair,  Pathways to Prosperity

  • Supporting a Collaborative Approach to Measuring and Monitoring Settlement Outcomes (Download Presentation) (Video – Coming Soon)
    Anne Marie Masgoret, Principal Analyst, Migration Evidence and Insights, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand
  • They Measured Happily Ever After: Findings Stories in Data & Metrics (Download Presentation) (Video – Coming Soon)
    Caroline Wadad Bennett-AbuAyyash, Health Equity Specialist and Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


11:00 AM – 12:20 PM

Session 2: Measuring Immigrant Outcomes at the Community and National Levels

Chair: Shamira Madhany, Managing Director Canada and Deputy Executive Director, World Education Services

  • Economic Integration: A More Holistic View to Measuring Success (Download Presentation) (Video – Coming Soon)
    Kareem El-Assal, Director, Policy and Digital Strategy, CanadaVisa
  • Socio-Economic Outcomes of Immigrants: What We Know, Where We Are Going, and Knowledge Gaps (Download Presentation) (Video – Coming Soon)
    Cédric de Chardon, Director, Research, Research and Evaluation, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


1:30 PM – 2:50 PM

Session 3: Measuring the Outcomes of Settlement Programs

Chair: Jean McRae, Chief Executive Officer, Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria and Co-Chair, Pathways to Prosperity

  • Settlement Outcome Measurement at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (Download Presentation) (Video – Coming Soon)
    Dan Wright, Policy Analyst, Settlement and Integration Policy, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Journey to Outcome Measurement (Download Presentation) (Download Presentation) (Video – Coming Soon)
    Beba Svigar, Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, and Kathy Sherrell, Associate Director, Settlement Services, Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)


3:10 PM – 4:30 PM

Session 4: Measuring Refugee Outcomes

Chair: Dan Hiebert, Professor, University of British Columbia

  • Migrants’ Contributions in an Era of Increasing Disruption and Disinformation (Download Presentation) (Video – Coming Soon) 
    Marie McAuliffe, Head, Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration
  • Building Evidence on Refugee Integration (Download Presentation) (Video – Coming Soon)
    Hamutal Bernstein, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute, USA


4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 5: Next Steps and Discussion of How We Can Continue to Share Outcome Measurement Strategies; Closing Remarks

  • Jean McRae and Victoria Esses, Co-Chairs, Pathways to Prosperity