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Pathways to Prosperity 2024 National Conference

Supporting Newcomers to Canada: A Roadmap to Inclusive Collaboration for Collective Impact

November 24, 2024:Gender-Based Violence Response Forum 
(In person and Virtual)

November 25-26, 2024: P2P 2024 National Conference
(In person and Virtual)

November 27, 2024: P2P-FCFA Conference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone
(In person and Virtual)

November 28, 2024: National LIP Network Summit
(In Person)

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver

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We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speaker for the Pathways to Prosperity National Conference is Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio. After working in multiple school boards as a school settlement worker, public speaker, and community-based researcher, Jennilee founded Filipino Talks—a program that builds bridges between educators and Filipino families. Her work with over 1200 Filipino newcomer youth inspired her debut novel, Reuniting With Strangers, which was a finalist for the Jim Wong-Chu Emerging Authors Award, awarded a silver medal for Multicultural Fiction in the Independent Book Publishing Awards, named one of CBC’s Best Books of 2023, and was longlisted for the Toronto Book Awards and Canada Reads 2024. Alongside her literary accomplishments, her journey in the settlement sector continues, as she currently serves as the Communications and Program Outreach Specialist at Together Project, an initiative of MakeWay. Born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, Jennilee lives in Toronto, where she is a founding member of Salaysay, a collective of Filipino-Canadian writers whose work spans genres and generations.

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New P2P Toolkit

Promoting Welcoming Communities: A Toolkit for Communities and Those Who Support Them

Pathways to Prosperity is pleased to announce the launch of our second Welcoming Communities Toolkit – Promoting Welcoming Communities: A Toolkit for Communities and Those Who Support Them. This toolkit features a variety of practices and programs that can be used to address and improve each of the characteristics of a welcoming community, as identified in Toolkit I: Measuring Welcoming Communities. Our goal is to mobilize and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information related to each characteristic of a welcoming community for those who are looking to improve their practices or develop new ones. This sharing of knowledge creates efficiencies for those supporting newcomers, as they can learn from each other’s experiences and expertise, building on both individual and collective success.

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NEST and P2P joint report

Discrimination and Other Challenges Experienced by Racialized Newcomers When Accessing Settlement Services in Southwestern Ontario

The Western Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST) and the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership (P2P) are pleased to be releasing their joint report, Discrimination and Other Challenges Experienced by Racialized Newcomers When Accessing Settlement Services in Southwestern Ontario. This report is based on a project that explores the barriers faced by racialized newcomers in accessing settlement services — including the racism and discrimination they may experience — in small and mid-sized communities in Southwestern Ontario.

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Latest Media Stories

CBC News – Quick purchase of housing for asylum seekers takes neighbours off guard

The City of Ottawa is poised to pay $11 million for a nunnery it plans to make into transitional housing, its latest purchase or lease to provide homes to the increasing number of newcomers to Ottawa and relieve pressure on overburdened shelters. Members of the finance and corporate services committee... Read more »

Government of Canada – Governments of Canada and New Brunswick invest in the education of international Francophone students at Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing $1,035,278 to the CCNB’s project to adapt the support model for international Francophone students. This brings the total investment to $2,070,556. This project aims to maximize access, development and skills enhancement for the CCNB’s international students, enabling them to integrate... Read more »

National Post – Federal government considers buying hotels to shelter asylum seekers

The federal government is weighing options for dealing with the ongoing crisis in housing for refugee claimants, with Immigration Minister Marc Miller saying it might even purchase hotels to convert them into refugee housing centres as a way of cutting costs. Figures from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada show that... Read more »