International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Yasir Naqvi

Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Canadian Citizenship


Yasir Naqvi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), Canada’s leading voice on citizenship and inclusion. Prior to joining the ICC, Mr. Naqvi served as a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for almost 11 years, representing a downtown, urban, and diverse community in Ottawa, Ontario. In that time, he served as the Attorney General of Ontario, Government House Leader, the Minister of Labour, and the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Mr. Naqvi is a lawyer, and has served as a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, and a guest lecturer at Carleton University. A first-generation Canadian, Mr. Naqvi is recognized by his peers as a strong community leader. He is the 2019 recipient of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award from the Law Society of Ontario.