International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Ümit Kiziltan

Director General and Head of Evaluation / Research and Evaluation


Ümit Kiziltan has been a Public Service executive since 2006, leading multiculturalism, citizenship, and refugee health policies and operations. Since 2011, he has been the Director General of Research and Evaluation at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, leading data development, research, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization functions. Prior to 2006, Ümit worked in academia, civil society and with First Nations communities. For more than a decade, he worked for Tl’azt’en Nation, and later on also for the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa, on indigenous control of indigenous education, and socio-economic community development. Ümit is currently preoccupied with the increasing fragility of liberal democracies across the world, which fuels his commitment to improving access to quality data and evidence-based analysis in support of effective and accountable public policies.