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Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice

November 16, 2017 - November 17, 2017

As you have likely heard, the Pathways to Prosperity 2017 National Conference will take place on November 16-17, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Toronto, with a full-day Preconference Workshop for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone on November 15.
The theme of this year’s conference is Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice. The conference will address both new and persistent issues, including building bridges between aboriginal and immigrant communities; understanding and addressing public anxiety around immigration; what we have learned about refugee resettlement from the Syrian refugee program; new strategies for determining the effectiveness of settlement programs; and intercultural dialogue and mediation for living together.
We are currently inviting workshop proposals for the concurrent workshops that will be held on the afternoon of November 16. On the evening of November 16, We are currently also inviting poster proposals for a poster session accompanying a cocktail reception to be held on the evening of November 16 to showcase the work of attendees.
Preconference Workshop for LIPs and RIFs
The full day Preconference Workshop on November 15 brings together the LIPs and RIFs to discuss common challenges, share achievements, and learn from each other on topics such as improvement of LIP and RIF operations, strengthening of relationships with other organizations, promotion of more welcoming communities, promising practices in obtaining funding from sources other than IRCC, collective impact, and measurement and research on RIF and LIP outcomes.
Exhibitor Opportunities
For the first time, exhibitor opportunities including table space will be available at this year’s Pathways to Prosperity national conference. In addition to visibility and the opportunity to display marketing materials at the conference, exhibitors will be able to take advantage of the Pathways to Prosperity’s online media network. As an exhibitor, you will receive high-level exposure in the months leading up to and during the conference. The exhibitor packages have been designed for every budget level. Take full advantage of this opportunity to enhance your organization’s visibility and expand your network of prospects. For more details, click here:
Registration, Hotel, and Workshop and Poster Submission Information
Please visit to register for the conference, to obtain information for booking your accommodation, and for information on submitting workshop and poster proposals.
We look forward to seeing you in Toronto,
Victoria Esses and Jean McRae
P2P Co-chairs


November 16, 2017
November 17, 2017
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Pathways to Prosperity


Hilton Hotel
145 Richmond St W
Toronto, Canada
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