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

 

Agenda: Pathways to Prosperity 2017 National Conference

Agenda: Preconference for the LIPs and the RIFs

Agenda: Preconference on Developing Immigrants’ Literacy and Essential Skills

 

The Pathways to Prosperity Annual National Conference will take place in Toronto on November 16 and 17, 2017. As we approach the end of the year in which we are celebrating 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. Thus, the theme of this year’s conference is Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice. The conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables, poster presentations, a special keynote speaker, a theatrical production, and opportunities to network with colleagues.

On Wednesday November 15, 2017, we will be hosting two full-day preconferences: A preconference for the Local Immigration Partnerships and the Réseaux en immigration francophone; and a preconference on Developing Immigrants’ Literacy and Essential Skills.

On the evening of Thursday November 16, we are pleased to be presenting the theatrical production — We Are Not the Others — a play created by Dr. Mirna Carranza and Izad Etemadi, based on the findings of a two-year research project examining immigrant women’s experiences. The play was first presented at the Hamilton Fringe Festival in July 2017.

On Friday November 17, join us as we kick off the second day of the conference with a special keynote address by the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, chair of the World Refugee Council and former Minister of Immigration.

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.

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 Preconference for the Local Immigration Partnerships and the Réseaux en immigration francophone focuses on key issues of concern to these groups, based on an earlier survey and on discussions among the LIP and RIF representatives participating in the planning committee. The Preconference brings together the RIFs and LIPs to discuss common challenges, share achievements, and learn from each other. It will include roundtables, discussions, and speed-networking, as well a few presentations.

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

Preconference agenda is available here

 

Preconference Workshop on Developing Immigrants’ Literacy and Essential Skills

The Preconference on Developing Immigrants’ Literacy and Essential Skills focuses on the results of a research project that aimed to assess the effects of improved levels of literacy and essential skills on the socio-economic integration of francophone immigrants, with a particular focus on workplace performance. The research project followed francophone immigrants (both those enrolled in educational programs and those not enrolled) to compare their outcomes. The results inform a cost-benefit analysis that assesses the return on investment of training in literacy and essential skills, which will be presented at the preconference. This preconference is organized by Actions Interculturelles and Pathways to Prosperity Partnership.

Preconference agenda is available here

 

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 workshops.

 

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.

Exhibitors at the Pathways to Prosperity 2017 National Conference include:

  • Le Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE Canada)
  • Actions Interculturelles De Développement et D’Education AIDE Inc
  • Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations at The University of Western Ontario
  • London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (LCCLC)
  • Magnet and New Horizons Media
  • Pathways to Prosperity Partnership
  • Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
  • Refugee Sponsorship Support Program
  • Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
  • Ryerson University’s MA program in Immigration and Settlement Studies and Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement

 

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