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


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The Accomplishments of the LIPs and the RIFs – 2019

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Immigration to Canada is at a crossroads. Immigration levels are rising, with an admission target for 2021 of 350,000 immigrants. New contribution agreements designed to facilitate the settlement and integration of immigrants in Canada 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 looks ahead, focusing on how 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 includes plenary sessions, workshops, a poster session, and opportunities to network with colleagues. More than 500 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).

Kamal Al-Solaylee  Photo Credit: Gary Gould

Kamal Al-Solaylee
Photo Credit: Gary Gould

We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker at this year’s conference is Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone). The book was a finalist for the Governor General Literary Awards and Trillium Book Award, and won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing in 2017. Brown was a Best Book of 2016 selection for the Globe and Mail, CBC Books, the National Post, The Walrus, Toronto Life and Chatelaine. Al-Solaylee is also bestselling author of Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, shortlisted for the CBC’s Canada Reads, the Writers’ Trust Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction and the 2013 winner of the Toronto Book Award. In 2018 he was chair of the Scotiabank Giller Prize jury, and earlier this year he won the Gold Medal at the National Magazine Awards for best column. Based in Toronto, he was previously the national theatre critic at the Globe and Mail and over the last two decades has written on books, the performing arts, immigration, race and politics for The Walrus, the Toronto Star, Literary Review of Canada, the National Post, Quill & Quire, Elle Canada, Canadian Notes & Queries, Chatelaine and Maclean’s. He holds a PhD in Victorian fiction, which remains one of his passions. Al-Solaylee is a Professor of journalism at Ryerson University.

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
Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone: The Nexus of Newcomer Settlement and Integration

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.


Exhibitors and Sponsors at the Pathways to Prosperity 2019 Conference include:

  • Canadian Race Relations Foundation / Fondation canadienne des relations raciales
  • Centre for Education & Training
  • Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (COPA)
  • Community Health Workers Network of Canada
  • Cross Cultural Learner Centre – Intercultural Competency Advantage Program (Sponsor Profile)
  • Humber College – New to Canada Program (Exhibitor Profile)
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Intercultural Skills Lab, Rotman School of Management (Exhibitor Profile)
  • Mennonite New Life Centre – Bridging Programs for Mental Health and Media/Communications Professionals
  • New Canadians TV Show (Exhibitor Profile)
  • OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (Exhibitor Profile)
  • Paragon Testing Enterprises
  • Prosper Canada
  • Refugee Sponsorship Training Program | Catholic Crosscultural Services
  • Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement
  • Skills for Change
  • The Refugee Centre (Exhibitor Profile)
  • Windmill Microlending
  • World Education Services (Sponsor Profile)
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto – Client Support Services (Exhibitor Profile)
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto – Next Step Canada (Exhibitor Profile)


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


Hotel Information
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. If booked by October 15, 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.


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!

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Questions? Email Sonali Advani at