Pathways to Prosperity 2022 Virtual Workshop Series

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Due to the large number of high-quality workshops submitted for presentation at the P2P 2021 National Conference, we will be holding the Pathways to Prosperity Virtual Workshop Series from January to April 2022. The series will include one virtual workshop a week on Tuesdays at 1:00 – 2:15 PM EST. The workshops will take place on the same conference platform as was used for the P2P 2021 National Conference, with poster presentations, exhibitors, and networking functions still available, as well as videos and PowerPoints from conference plenaries and workshops.

The lineup of workshops includes:

  • Tuesday, January 18 at 1:00 PM EST
    Major Legal Problems as Experienced by Immigrants
    (In English)
    Chair: Maciej Karpinski, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Tuesday, January 25 at 1:00 PM EST
    Workshop: TBA
  • Tuesday, February 1 at 1:00 PM EST
    Helping Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) Achieve Success in a Post-COVID World
    (In English)
    Chair: Carol Derby, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
  • Tuesday, February 8 at 1:00 PM EST
    The Links for Success Program – Restoring Professional Dignity to Underemployed Foreign Trained Professionals
    (In English)
    Chair: Frank Bessai, Catholic Social Services
  • Tuesday, February 15 at 1:00 PM EST
    Mothering During COVID-19
    (In English)
    Chair: Debbie Bell, Mothers Matter Centre
  • Tuesday, February 22 at 1:00 PM EST
    Newcomer Labour Market Integration in Pandemic Times: New Perspectives on Gender and Language
    (In English)
    Chair: Luisa Veronis, University of Ottawa
  • Tuesday, March 1 at 1:00 PM EST
    Cultural Brokers’ Support to Newcomer Families Facing Systemic Barriers: Before, During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic
    (In English)
    Chair: Sara Torres, Laurentian University
  • Tuesday, March 8 at 1:00 PM EST
    Lessons Learned About a Mental Health Model of Care and Advocacy for Immigrants and Refugees
    (In English)
    Chair: Adrienne Carter, Vancouver Island Counselling Center for Immigrants and Refugees
  • Tuesday, March 15 at 1:00 PM EDT
    The Importance of Digital Inclusion in a Pandemic Situation
    (In English)
    Chair: Eva Hugenschmidt, Service Design, Norway
  • Tuesday, March 22 at 1:00 PM EDT
    Equally Safe: Coordinated Community Response System – A Best Practice Model for Gender-Based Violence, Family and Domestic Violence
    (In English)
    Chair: Richard Kendall, YWCA Calgary
  • Tuesday, March 29 at 1:00 PM EDT
    Meilleure pratique pour l’établissement et l’intégration des élèves et leurs familles nouvellement arrivées au Canada
    (In French)
    Chair: Louis Kdouh, COPA National
  • Tuesday, April 5 at 1:00 PM EDT
    Ethnic Media for Outreach Professionals: Addressing Challenges in Newcomer Settlement and Integration by Engaging Multicultural Community Media
    (In English)
    Chair: Silke Reichrath, MIREMS
  • Tuesday, April 12 at 1:00 PM EDT
    The Future is Now: Enabling Immigrant Youth Workforce Inclusion
    (In English)
    Chair: Tasha Truant, World Education Services
  • Tuesday, April 19 at 1:00 PM EST
    Amplifying Newcomer Voices During the Pandemic
    (In English)
    Chair: Yvonne Lai, New Canadians Centre Peterborough
  • Tuesday, April 26 at 1:00 PM EDT
    Les besoins en main d’œuvre dans les communautés francophones en situation minoritaires
    (In French)
    Chairs: Roukya Abdi-Aden, Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE) et Yollande Dweme Mbukuny Pitta, Université de Toronto & COPA National
  • Tuesday, May 3 at 1:00 PM EDT
    Addressing Mental Health Needs of Newcomers
    (In English)
    Chair: Fataneh Naghavi, Skills for Change

Further details about these workshops will be available here:


The series is being offered at no cost to conference registrants and for a small fee to those who did not register for the Pathways to Prosperity 2021 National Conference. Registration for those who did not participate in the P2P 2021 National Conference but would like to attend the workshops is available here.


Please note that gamification points from the P2P 2021 National Conference will be reset. New points can be claimed by attending the workshop sessions during the P2P 2022 Virtual Workshop Series.

We encourage you to take time to visit the poster presentations and virtual exhibitor booths, and network with other attendees.

We look forward to your participation in the Pathways to Prosperity 2022 Virtual Workshop Series!