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

November 15, 2017: Preconference Workshop on the Research Project “Developing Immigrants’ Literacy and Essential Skills’’

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

 

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Preliminary conference agenda is available here

 

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, we will be hosting two concurrent full-day preconference workshops: A Preconference Workshop for the Local Immigration Partnerships and the Réseaux en immigration francophone; and a Preconference Workshop on the research project “Developing Immigrants’ Literacy and Essential Skills”.

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.

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.

Preliminary conference agenda is available here

Click here to view the members of the P2P 2017 National Conference Planning Committee.

 

Preconference Workshop for the Local Immigration Partnerships and the Réseaux en immigration francophone

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.

The Workshop Planning Committee (see list) includes members from the LIPs and RIFs across the country and from other relevant organizations.

 

Preconference Workshop on the Research Project “Developing Immigrants’ Literacy and Essential Skills’’

The preconference workshop will take place on November 15, 2017 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM and will focus on the results of a research project, which aimed to assess the effects of improved levels of literacy and essential skills on the socio-economic integration of francophone immigrants. These results led to the development of a cost-benefit analysis model, which will be presented at this preconference workshop. The following points will be discussed during the day: overview and research objectives, background reports overview for each of the provinces that are participating in the research project, the research project results, and an example of the use of the cost-benefit model. People from different sectors, such as education in general, more specifically from adult education, literacy and essential skills, immigration, francophonie and different departments of Ministries of Education, will be attending the event. Researchers, project partners, representatives of immigrant serving agencies, training centres and employers are also expected to attend.

This preconference workshop is organized by Actions Interculturelles and Pathways to Prosperity Partnership.

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

 

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
OR
Preconference - Developing Immigrants’ Literacy and Essential Skills
(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.

 

 

Poster Presentations

On the evening of November 16, a poster session accompanying a cocktail reception will be held to showcase the work of attendees.

 

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 Workshops.

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.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

 

Click here to register for the conference and preconferences

Click here to book accommodation

Click here to view exhibitors package

Questions? Email Sonali Advani