Pathways to Prosperity 2019 National Conference: Registration
Immigration at the Crossroads:
Renewing Support for Immigration to Canada at the Intersections of Research, Policy, and Practice
October 31 – November 1, 2019: Pathways to Prosperity 2019 National Conference
October 30, 2019: P2P Preconference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone
Event Location: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto
Immigration to Canada is at a crossroads. The federal election in the Fall may impact current immigration policy. New settlement contribution agreements are in progress. At the same time, there is some evidence that attitudes toward immigrants and refugees among established Canadians are hardening, with populism on the rise. In this time of uncertainty and possible change, it seems useful to consider how we can renew our support for immigration to Canada, which is essential for the future of our country. This conference will look ahead, focusing on how our research, policy, and practice supporting the attraction, settlement and integration of newcomers can continue to make important contributions to the well-being of Canada and those who live here, whether established Canadians or newcomers. The conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, a poster session, and opportunities to network with colleagues. More than 450 attendees are expected to participate.
On Wednesday, October 30, we will also be hosting a full-day Preconference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone. Additionally, on Wednesday, October 30, the Intercultural Competency Advantage Program (ICAP) will be conducting an evening workshop on Effective Intercultural Communication (for more information, click here).
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. To register for the preconference, conference, and evening workshop, please click here.
P2P Preconference of Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) and Réseaux en immigration francophone (RIFs)
Pathways to Prosperity will hold a Preconference of Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) and Réseaux en immigration francophone (RIFs) on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. The Preconference brings together the RIFs and LIPs to discuss common challenges, share achievements, and learn from each other. It is led and organized by the LIPs and RIFs, with logistical support from Pathways to Prosperity. More than 150 representatives from the LIPs and RIFs and other organizations are expected to attend. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Call for Proposals for Workshops
On October 31 and November 1, we will be holding concurrent workshop sessions. We are inviting workshop submissions on the following topics:
- Regionalization and immigration to smaller, rural, and northern communities
- Measuring outcomes of settlement services and of LIP and RIF activities
- Identifying and supporting vulnerable groups
- Integration challenges and outcomes of vulnerable groups
- Promoting welcoming communities, including welcoming Francophone communities
- Supports for Francophone immigrants and Francophone minority communities
- Economic integration of immigrants
- Social and cultural integration of immigrants
- Health and well-being of immigrants
- Location decisions of immigrants
- Temporary resident streams
- Role of the settlement sector and not-for-profits
- Multi-stakeholder partnerships designed to facilitate immigrant settlement & integration
- Attitudes toward immigrants and refugees
Workshop sessions will be 90 minutes and should include 3 to 5 speakers, leaving sufficient time for discussion. To submit a workshop proposal, please click here. Workshops in English and French are invited. We must receive your workshop submission by August 26 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 October 31, 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 26 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. 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. For more information, contact Sonali Advani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. If booked by Thursday, September 26, 2019, the rate is $229.00 for a Traditional Single or Double room, subject to availability. Please click here to book your accommodation or call the hotel at 1-888-627-8559 and mention Pathways to Prosperity 2019 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 British Columbia, 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 26, 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 for all plenary sessions of the National Conference and all presentations at the Preconference.
We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!
Click here to register for the conference and preconference
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Questions? Email Sonali Advani at email@example.com