Pathways to Prosperity 2018 National Conference
Borders, Welcoming Communities, and the Politicization of Immigration: Challenges and Opportunities Surrounding the Dynamic Movement of People
November 22-23, 2018: Pathways to Prosperity 2018 National Conference
November 21, 2018: P2P Preconference of Local Immigration Partnerships
Event Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Montreal
The Sixth Annual Pathways to Prosperity National Conference will take place in Montreal on Thursday and Friday, November 22-23, 2018. On Wednesday, November 21 we will be hosting a full-day preconference of Local Immigration Partnerships. Join researchers, service providers, Local Immigration Partnerships, Réseaux en immigration francophone, representatives of all levels of government and others working in the area of immigration for a three-day event on immigration in an increasingly complex environment.
The theme of this year’s P2P Conference is Borders, Welcoming Communities, and the Politicization of Immigration: Challenges and Opportunities Surrounding the Dynamic Movement of People. The crossing of borders and the politicization of immigration are increasingly salient issues for Canadians and internationally, yet we must not lose focus on the fact that a successful immigration program includes welcoming communities and recognition of the individual people involved in migration. The conference will address the challenges and opportunities these facets of immigration present to us today. The conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, a poster session, and opportunities to network with colleagues. More than 400 attendees are expected to participate.
Call for Proposals for Workshops
On the afternoon of November 22 and morning of November 23, we will be holding concurrent workshop sessions, with a total of 18 workshops expected (maximum of 6 concurrent workshops). We are inviting workshop submissions on the following topics:
- Regionalization and immigration to smaller communities
- Measuring outcomes of settlement services and of LIP and RIF activities
- Atlantic immigration pilot project
- Policies and programs for welcoming and inclusive workplaces
- Housing of immigrants and refugees
- New strategies for responding to racism and discrimination at the systemic and individual levels
- Sports and recreation as integrative tools
- International students – challenges and opportunities
- New sources of data on immigrants and immigration
- Retention of immigrants in small and medium-sized communities
As well as other topics related to:
- Economic integration of immigrants
- Social and cultural integration of immigrants
- Health and well-being of immigrants
- Vulnerable populations
- Location decisions of immigrants
- Temporary resident streams
- Role of the settlement sector and not-for-profits
- Multi- stakeholder partnerships designed to facilitate immigrant settlement and integration
Workshop sessions will be 90 minutes and should include no more than 5 speakers, leaving sufficient time for discussion. In order to submit a workshop proposal, please click here. Workshops in English and French are invited. We must receive your workshop submission by August 24 in order for it to be considered. Acceptance of workshops will be announced by September 10. Please note that all accepted workshop chairs and presenters must register for the conference and pay the applicable registration fees.
Call for Proposals for Posters
On the evening of November 22, a poster session accompanying a cocktail reception will be held to showcase the work of attendees. In order to submit a poster proposal, please click here. Posters in English and French are welcome. We must receive your poster submission by August 24 in order for it to be considered. Acceptance of posters will be announced by September 10. Please note that all accepted poster presenters must register for the conference and pay the applicable registration fees.
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
A variety of exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available this year. Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your organization’s visibility and branding, and expand your network of prospects. Customized packages can also be arranged to suit your marketing needs. To download the exhibitor and sponsorship brochure, click here.
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal. If booked by October 22, the rate is $169 for a Standard King Bed or Two Queen Bed room, subject to availability. Please click here to book your accommodation or call the hotel at 1-800-361-8234 and mention P2P 2018 National Conference.
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. For those travelling from more than 300 km from the hotel within Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic, the maximum subsidy will be $550. For those travelling from the 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 click here. The deadline for submitting a travel subsidy request is August 24, with decisions announced by September 10.
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.
We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!