Pathways to Prosperity 2017 National Conference


Pathways to Prosperity 2017 National Conference

Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice

November 16-17, 2017: Pathways to Prosperity 2017 National Conference

November 15, 2017: Preconference Workshop for Local Immigration Partnerships and the Réseaux en immigration francophone

Event Location: Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2

 

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The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership will hold its fifth annual conference at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto starting at 8:30 AM on November 16, 2017 and finishing at 5:00 PM on November 17, 2017. On November 15, 2017 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) we will be hosting a full-day workshop for the Local Immigration Partnerships and the Réseaux en immigration francophone.

The theme of this year’s conference is Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice. As we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, it is apt that we reflect on current Canadian innovation in immigration research, policy, and practice, and look ahead to how we may continue to demonstrate our leadership in this area. The conference will address both new and persistent issues, including building bridges between aboriginal and immigrant communities; understanding and addressing public anxiety around immigration; what we have learned about refugee resettlement from the Syrian refugee program; new strategies for determining the effectiveness of settlement programs; and intercultural dialogue and mediation for living together. The conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables, poster presentations, and opportunities to network with colleagues.

 

Preconference Workshop for LIPs and RIFs

The full-day preconference workshop on November 15, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, will focus on issues of central concern to the Local Immigration Partnerships and the Réseaux en immigration francophone, based on a survey of stakeholder priorities. The Workshop brings together the RIFs and LIPs to discuss common challenges, share achievements, and learn from each other on topics such as improvement of LIP and RIF operations, strengthening of relationships with other organizations, promotion of more welcoming communities, promising practices in obtaining funding from sources other than IRCC, and measurement and research on RIF and LIP outcomes. This year the Workshop will focus on promoting interaction among the LIPs and RIFs, and will involve roundtables, discussions, and speed-networking, as well a few presentations. Some 130 participants from the LIPs and RIFs and other organizations are expected to attend.

 

Conference and preconference details will be updated on a regular basis.

 

Who Should Attend

More than 350 participants are expected to attend the conference. Attendees will include researchers, service providers, LIP and RIF representatives, graduate students, policy and program officials from the three orders of government, and others working in the area of immigration.

 

Registration

EventCategoryEarly Bird Fee (Registered and paid on or before October 6, 2017) Regular Fee (Registered and paid after October 6, 2017)
Preconference - Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone (Wednesday, November 15, 2017) General, Not-for-Profits, and Students $100.00 + HST $125.00 + HST
Pathways to Prosperity 2017 Conference (Thursday-Friday, November 16-17, 2017)General $250.00 + HST $300.00 + HST
Pathways to Prosperity 2017 Conference (Thursday-Friday, November 16-17, 2017) Not-for-Profits and Students $200.00 + HST $250.00 + HST

Please click here to register for the conference and the preconference workshop.

 

Submitting a Workshop Proposal

On the afternoon of November 16, we will be holding two sets of concurrent workshop sessions, with a total of 12 workshops. We are inviting workshop submissions on the following topics:

  • New strategies for responding to racism and discrimination at systemic and individual levels
  • Immigrant and refugee housing
  • New sources of data on immigrants and immigration
  • Retention of immigrants in urban and rural areas
  • Mediation and dialogue through the arts and culture
  • Policies and programs around welcoming and inclusive workplaces
  • Intercultural competency
  • Radicalization of immigrant youth
  • Migration issues at the local level
  • How technology supports immigration and settlement

As well as other topics related to:

  • Social and cultural integration of immigrants in Canada
  • Economic integration of immigrants in Canada
  • Health and well-being of immigrants in Canada
  • At-risk populations of immigrants in Canada
  • Location decisions of immigrants to Canada
  • Temporary resident streams in Canada
  • Role of the settlement sector and not-for-profits in Canada
  • Multi- stakeholder partnerships designed to facilitate immigrant settlement and integration in Canada

 

Workshop sessions will be 90 minutes and should include no more than 5 speakers, with sufficient time for discussion. In keeping with the conference theme, in all cases the focus should be on innovation in immigration research, policy, and practice. To submit a workshop proposal, please send the following information to p2p@uwo.ca by August 18: Title of workshop; Topic under which the workshop falls (from the list above); Names and affiliations of workshop chairs; Presentation title, names and affiliations for each presentation; Maximum 100 word abstract for the workshop. We must receive your submission by August 18 in order for it to be considered. Acceptance of workshops will be announced by September 1. Please note that all accepted workshop chairs and presenters must register for the conference and pay the applicable registration fees.

 

Submitting a Poster Proposal

On the evening of November 16, a poster session accompanying a cocktail reception will be held to showcase the work of attendees. In order to submit a poster proposal, please send the following information to p2p@uwo.ca by August 18: Full names of authors, Affiliations, Poster title, Maximum 100 word abstract. We must receive your submission by August 18 in order for it to be considered. Acceptance of posters will be announced by September 1.

 

Exhibitor Opportunities

For the first time, exhibitor opportunities including table space will be available at this year’s Pathways to Prosperity conference. In addition to visibility and the opportunity to display marketing materials at the conference, exhibitors will be able to take advantage of the Pathways to Prosperity’s online media network that includes more than 3,500 eBulletin subscribers, more than 5,500 website visits a month, and a large number of social media followers. As an exhibitor, you will receive high-level exposure in the months leading up to and during the conference. The exhibitor packages have been designed for every budget level. Take full advantage of this opportunity to enhance your organization’s visibility and expand your network of prospects. To download the exhibitor brochure, click here.

 

Standing Committee and Board of Directors Meetings

The P2P Standing Committee meetings will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 5:30–7:00 PM. The P2P Board of Directors meeting will take place on Saturday, November 18, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon.

 

Hotel Information

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Toronto. If booked by October 16, the rate is $209 for a Standard King or Double room, subject to availability.

Please click here to book your accommodation or call the hotel at 1-800-267-2281 and mention Pathways to Prosperity National Conference.

 

English-French Simultaneous Interpretation

As an ongoing practice at the Pathways to Prosperity National Conferences, we will be offering simultaneous interpretation services for all plenary sessions of the National Conference and all presentations at the Preconference Workshop.

When you check in at the conference registration desk, P2P staff will be able to direct you to pick up headsets for simultaneous interpretation. You will need a piece of identification (government issued photo identification or major credit card) for this purpose.

 

Travel Subsidies

A limited number of travel subsidies are available to cover a portion of the travel costs (transportation and accommodation only) for P2P partners and collaborators who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. For those within 300 km of the hotel, the maximum subsidy will be $300 (Note: Amount updated on June 12, 2017). For those travelling from more than 300 km from the hotel within Ontario and Quebec, the maximum subsidy will be $550. For those travelling from the Atlantic, Prairies, and BC, the maximum subsidy will be $800. Recipients are expected to seek out the most economical transportation and accommodation arrangements. They are also expected to seek other travel funding. Please note that the travel subsidy does not cover conference registration fees, which must be paid in full by the attendee. While funding support will be announced prior to the conference, we cannot reimburse until after the conference and once receipts have been forwarded. To apply for a travel subsidy, please send an email to admin@p2pcanada.ca providing your full name and contact information, P2P affiliation, and a description of your travel costs (transportation and accommodation only), with the subject line: Application for P2P conference travel subsidy. The deadline for submitting a travel subsidy request is August 18, with decisions announced by September1, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

 

Click here to register for the conference and preconference

Click here to book accommodation

Questions? Email Sonali Advani