Pathways to Prosperity 2021 National Conference
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: Post-COVID Strategies to Address Enduring Challenges in the Settlement and Integration of Newcomers in Canada
November 8-10, 2021
A Virtual Conference
Conference Website and Detailed Agenda
Update: Virtual Conference
Due to rising COVID-19 infection rates and new local and government restrictions, we have made the decision to move this year’s Pathways to Prosperity National Conference to a fully virtual event.
The Ninth Annual Pathways to Prosperity National Conference and the Pathways to Prosperity Conference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone will be held virtually on November 8-10, 2021. In addition to the keynote speaker, plenaries, and workshops, activities will include discussion forums and access to posters and to exhibitors across the three days of the conference. All registrants will also have access to the Virtual Workshop Series to take place in January – March 2022.
The theme for this year’s conference is: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: Post-COVID Strategies to Address Enduring Challenges in the Settlement and Integration of Newcomers in Canada. This theme acknowledges that many of the topics that we will be covering are not new but instead are enduring issues that require our sustained attention in order to support the settlement and integration of newcomers in Canada in the post-COVID era. It is not enough to cover these topics as a one-off in a single conference or event. We must work to engage with them at a deep level in order to truly understand and promote meaningful change. Topics to be highlighted will include anti-racism initiatives and initiatives to address Islamophobia, strategies for supporting Indigenous-immigrant relations, and how to optimize immigration and settlement in Canada post-pandemic for the benefit of of all using our research, policy and practice.
All registration for this year’s conference is now at the virtual rates. To register for the conference, please click here.
|P2P 2021 National Conference including P2P Conference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone||November 8, 9, and 10, 2021||Individuals - General, Not-for-Profits, and Students||$60.00 + HST|
|P2P 2021 National Conference including P2P Conference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone||November 8, 9, and 10, 2021||Group registration - Not-for-profit organizations registering 10+ individuals at the same time||$40.00 pp + HST|
Note: Those who had already registered for the in-person conference(s) will receive a full credit for the difference between the amount paid and the virtual registration fee. More details will be emailed to these individuals shortly
Due to the change to a fully virtual format, the agenda for the three days of the conference has been modified slightly.
Please note that the agenda will be updated weekly as new details become available.
Keynote Speaker: Silmy Abdullah, Author, Lawyer and Social Justice Advocate
Why Our Stories Matter: Racialized Women, Immigration and Gender Justice in Post-Pandemic Canada
Silmy Abdullah is a Bangladeshi-Canadian author, lawyer and social justice advocate. Her debut collection of short stories, Home of the Floating Lily, explores the Bangladeshi immigrant experience in Toronto. Set primarily in a Bengali neighbourhood in the Scarborough/East York Area, the stories are inspired by her own lived experience as an immigrant, as well as the work she does in her community as a lawyer. Silmy provides legal services to low-income South Asian clients in Ontario, many of whom are newcomers. Her practice focuses on the intersection of immigration, poverty and gender-based violence. She is a passionate advocate who has spoken on important human rights issues on numerous platforms, including community workshops, mainstream media, the Parliament of Canada and conferences in Canada and overseas.
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. For more information, contact Sonali Advani at firstname.lastname@example.org.