International Metropolis Conference Abstract submission

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Workshops

The workshops are held throughout the whole week of the conference and are around the conference themes and topics. All workshops are listed below.

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Title Author Themes/topics Date Time
(Highly) skilled labour migration: selective immigration policies and skills shortages Johannes Remy
Bernd Parusel
Maren Stegink
Dan Wallace
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 14:00
“Integration to go” - the use of digital technology in the integration process Karin Ransberger
Stephan Schiele
Gabe Vasquez
Louisa Taylor
The effects of technology on migration and integration 25-Jun 16:00
“It’s the Economy, Stupid!” or is it? Attraction and retention of newcomers in smaller and remote centres in Canada and the United States Shelley Bent
Michelle Lam
Yoko Yoshida
Andrew Lim
Marc Valade
Michael Haan
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 16:00
A Critical Look at Immigrant Services & Agencies in Canada Basak Yanar
Jingzhou Liu
Choon-Lee Chai
Marcelline Bengali
Angela Contreras
Alecsandra Grijak
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 16:00
Addressing the refugee crisis: the nexus between migration and international aid John Light
Jack Jedwab
Rupak Chattopadhyay
Katelyn Gough
The economic impact of immigration 26-Jun 14:00
Aging, immigration and transnational care circulations: Canadian contrasts. Sepali Guruge
Bharati Sethi
Huda Bukhari
Min-Jung Kwak
Margaret Walton-Roberts
Migration health 26-Jun 16:00
Arts-based Representations & Agency: Recording History and Memory in Canada & Australia Yasmin Hussain
Mehrunnisa Ahmad Ali
Gina Jibran
Mohamed Kharbach
Susan Brigham
Yanery Navarro Vigil
Paul McCarthy
Kim Tao
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 25-Jun 16:00
Assessing Immigrant & Refugee Health: Needs and Outcomes Parveen Nangia
Edward Ng
Vicky Springmann
Shenaz A.H. Shahban
Farhana Khanam
Arthur Sweetman
Andrew Tuck
Migration health 27-Jun 16:00
Babies, Borders and Migration: When, Where and for Whom to Give Birth Naomi Tschirhart
Milana Nikolko
Min Zhou
Wei Guo
Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality 26-Jun 14:00
Behind the numbers: public opinion on immigration in North America and Israel Jack Jedwab
Ana Gonzalez-Barrera
Lilian Ma
Karin Amit
Public confidence in migration 27-Jun 14:00
Best Settlement Practices to Facilitate Positive Labour Outcomes: Pre-arrival Services & Engaging Employers Edwin Wong
Ruth Lee
Baumann
Carmen Garcia
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 27-Jun 14:00
Beyond business as usual: immigrant entrepreneurship Sara Rose Taylor
Karla Briones
Irene Sihvonen
Sari Pekkela Kerr
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 14:00
Business needs talent-newcomers need jobs. Success for Immigrants and Refugees through committed partnerships in Canada and Australia Robyn Webb
Jennifer Watts
Vivi (Hui) Zhang
En Su Lee
Betina Szkudlarek
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 14:00
Can we ever make newcomers local; contemporary takes on settlement services in smaller centres Mikael Hellstrom
Lina Gharbiya
Dominic Moran
Mohamed Bagha
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 27-Jun 14:00
Case Studies in Diaspora & Transnationalism and Return Migration Yawen Cheng
Yang Li
Katarzyna Skorek
Phoebe H. Li
Nisa Hafeez
Aihawu Victor
Identity 27-Jun 16:00
Challenges to integrating immigrant women in the workforce Sara Rose Taylor
Kelly McGahey
Caitlin Killian
Aliya Kuzhabekova
Diana Jeffries
Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality 26-Jun 14:00
Child and family support services for supporting integration of newcomer family members in western Canada Fariborz Birjandian
Joseph Garcea
Jan Stewart
Children and families 27-Jun 14:00
Cities, employers and the labour market integration of immigrant professionals Margaret Eaton
Sarah Janali
Markku Lahtinen
Ashleigh Brand
Laura Di Paolo
Cities and migration 26-Jun 16:00
Citizenship, an Indicator of Inclusion? Experiences in Canada and Australia Wladimir Zanoni
Ailin He
Madeleine Morey
Brian Aboud
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 27-Jun 16:00
City and immigration and integration: A practical guide to success. The case of regionalization in Quebec, Trois Rivières, and the case of the City of Edmundston in New Brunswick Yvan Suaza
Eddy Verbeeck
Marylou Lafrenière
Cyrille Simard
Cities and migration 26-Jun 14:00
CLB/NCLC and the CEFR: implications for language instruction in Canada and globally Anne Senior
Marianne Kayed
Enrica Picardo
Brian North
Yves Saint-Germain
Serge Boulé
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 25-Jun 14:00
Collaborative practices build better solutions: leadership models in the settlement Sector Alka Kumar
Aamna Ashraf
Agnes Santhosh Thomas
Nafiseh Haghshenas
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 25-Jun 14:00
Concerns about immigration and measures to improve public confidence Afzal Upal
Azmat Abbas
Noor Din
Patricia Wallinger
Public confidence in migration 25-Jun 16:00
Connecting migration across the sustainable development goals Sara Rose Taylor
Jenna Hennebry
Hari KC
Kathleen Newland
Andrew Chunilall
Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals 26-Jun 16:00
Creating and understanding an inclusive workplace Howard Duncan
Vivi (Hui) Zhang
Kelly McGahey
Claire Forman
Sandra Saric
Johannes Remy
Soophia Ahmad
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 26-Jun 16:00
Critical catalysts for the integration of refugee children and youth in Canada and Europe Antoinette Gagné
Emmanuelle Le Pichon-Vorstman
Kirsten Lauritsen
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 26-Jun 16:00
Critical issues in migration governance: from regular pathways to highlights of the forthcoming World Migration Report 2020. Marie McAuliffe
Anna Triandafyllidou
Kathleen Newland
Soumyadeep Banerjee
Caterina Guidi
Laura Bartolini
Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals 25-Jun 14:00
Critical reflections – exploring migration, settlement and social inclusion across Australia, Canada and Japan Astrid Perry
Mario Calla
Samantha Burdett
Viktoriya Kim
Om Dhungel
Social inclusion 26-Jun 14:00
Cross-administrative ecosystem for promoting the integration of highly educated immigrants Maija Airas
Heidi Stenberg
Laura Kyntölä
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 16:00
Cross-national Perspectives on Refugees' Economic Integration. Strategies, Policy, Practice Craig Damian Smith
Sherman Chan
Solomon Fessehaye Woldeyohannes
Jannes Jacobsen
Isabella Stingl
Mohammad Chowdhury
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 27-Jun 16:00
Cultural competence: models and practices from Europe and Canada for building global talents and inclusive society Tina Lachmayr
Hugo Ortiz Dubon
Sinela Jurkova
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 26-Jun 16:00
Data in migration health – when and where it counts! Lorna Jantzen
Edward Ng
Astrid Guttmann
Marcelo Urquia
Jay Johnston
The effects of technology on migration and integration 25-Jun 16:00
Databases in Assessing Migration and Integration Han Nicolaas
Silje Vatne Pettersen
Michele Vespe
Marzia Rango
Marie Jelinkova
Minja Tea Dzamarija
The effects of technology on migration and integration 26-Jun 16:00
Deserving or undeserving? How shifting perceptions of migrants’ shape pathways, experiences and bordering practices Olivia Ruiz
Pauline Gardiner Barber
Shiva Nourpanah
Linda Marie Dyrlid
Turid Sætermo
Identity 26-Jun 16:00
Digital Technology in Immigrant & Refugee Lives: Challenges & opportunities Malaga-Georges Liboy
Sohail Shahidnia
Audrey Macklin
Igor Shichkin
Ping Zou
The effects of technology on migration and integration 27-Jun 16:00
Diversity in Education. Paying Attention to Both Students & Professionals Darren E. Lund
Yamina Bouchamma
Boulaamane Khaoula
Education 27-Jun 16:00
Doing Immigration and Settlement Differently: Regional Economic Needs & Integration. Lara Dyer
Catherine Saint-Hilaire
Mirta Gonzalez
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 14:00
Double jeopardy – loss of parental agency challenge during migration and settlement process Deborah Bell
Kathy Sherrell
Heidemarie Rose
Chris Friesen
Children and families 26-Jun 14:00
Dynamics in S-S Migration and Integration: Policy and Practice. Koua Oba Jovial
Jolin Joseph
Carlo Handy Charles
Alejandro García Juárez
Kelechi Johnmary Ani
Adedamola Adejobi
Sherman Chan
Solomon Fessehaye Woldeyohannes
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 16:00
Education: The Roadmap to Integration for Immigrant & Refugee Youth? Louis Volante
Marie-Carène Pierre Rene
Douglas Fleming
Valerie Schutte
Ruth Kane
Chavon A. Niles
Edward Shizha
Education 27-Jun 16:00
Employment first: accelerating the integration of high-risk refugees into the workforce and the community Aaron Hamer
Chris Thomas
Gordana Radan
Eva Millona
Bernd Parusel
Mary Kam
Sandra Almeida
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 16:00
Employment success for low-to-mid skilled newcomers part I Alexandra Ross Jenny Krabbe
Tim Foran
Pearl Hystad
Education 25-Jun 14:00
Employment success for low-to-mid skilled newcomers part II Linda Manning
Karyn Steer
Jürgen Schröder
Joyce Akl
Education 25-Jun 16:00
Encounters with Host Societies. Identity Reconstruction, Representation, Understanding Aliya Kuzhabekova
Luciara Nardon
Ed Thomas
Farhat Firdous
Syeda Aliza Sajjad
Rakibul Hasan
Identity 27-Jun 14:00
Enhancing inclusivity through educational interventions: emerging projects in Canada, China, and Australia Michelle Lam
Doug Cronin
Mikael Hellstrom
Eric Sagenes
Zandra Cerpa Gomez
Education 26-Jun 16:00
Establishing the right linkages between migrants’ health and appropriate healthcare post-migration Michael MacKinnon
Usha George
Mary Ellen Macdonald
Migration health 26-Jun 16:00
Examining the international response to the mass displacement of Venezuelan throughout Latin America Diego Beltrand
Kari Pries
Marta Blackwell
Nadia Williamson
Azadeh Tamjeedi
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 14:00
Exploring current and emerging approaches to assessing migrants' credentials and competencies Anne Gueller-Frey
Shamira Madhany
Leah Nord
Prashil Singh
Stephan Schiele
The economic impact of immigration 26-Jun 16:00
Engaging different levels of government in Settlement and Integration Kelly Sims
Daniel Ahmad
Amanda Kletke-Neufeld
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 25-Jun 16:00
From dream to reality. Immigrant women in Quebec cities, challenges, resilience and innovation Lizethe Rodriguez
Fernanda Guttierrez
Sonia Ben Soltane
Bettyna Bélizaire
Michelle Makoko
Cities and migration 26-Jun 14:00
Gender & Socio-demographic Health Intersections Nasim Khatibsemnani
Maryam Alghamdi
Bonnie Lee
Marcelo Urquia
Ping Zou
Hassan Vatanparast
Migration health 27-Jun 14:00
Gender Roles & the Integration Continuum: Implications for Practice & Policy Amina Chitembo
Naomi Levitz
Wayne Ambrose-Miller
Fariba Solati
Jennifer E. Cheng
Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality 27-Jun 14:00
Global prospects for private and community sponsorship in refugee resettlement Susan Fratzke
Michaela Hynie
Jennifer Hyndman
Chris Gregory
Beesan Sarrou
Marie Kraus
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 16:00
GRSI (Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative): Community refugee sponsorship goes global Jennifer Bond
Gregory Maniatis
Chris Gregory
Brenda Crane
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 27-Jun 16:00
Health workforce migration to OECD “magnet countries”- trends and issues in Canada, Australia and Germany Shamira Madhany
Lesleyanne Hawthorne
Alexia Olaizola
Stephan Schiele
Migration health 25-Jun 14:00
HIV and migration in the era of aids-free cities Sarah-Amélie Mercure
Anne Landry
Nadine Kronfli
Migration health 25-Jun 14:00
Housing Immigrant & Refugee Populations in Toronto & Montreal. Beyond the Concept of Sanctuary City Chloé Reiser
Olwen Bennett
Jacqueline Rivier
Cities and migration 27-Jun 16:00
How immigrants affect a country: weighing the benefits, risks and costs associated with migration Eden Crossman
Cédric de Chardon
Haozhen Zhang
Jennifer Hunt
Paul Spoonley
Lesleyanne Hawthorne
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 16:00
How to better measure pluralism and migrant integration? Lessons from comparative experience Nathan Bowers-Krishnan
Orkan Kösemen
Paul Holley
Poorvi Chitalkar
Mohd Sobhi Ishak
Ahmad Zul Hakimi bin Hassim
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 25-Jun 16:00
How to Engage with Super-diversity. Lessons from around the World Kartini Aboo Talib
Viktoriya Kim
Nellie Alcaraz
Li Qing
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 27-Jun 16:00
How to secure an extra £7.5bn through self-integration Richard Thickpenny
Tom Dixon
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 26-Jun 16:00
How would you change the settlement sector, if you could? Eliana Trinaistic
Alysha Baratta
Renee Black
Chris Friesen
Mustafa Alio
Non-state actors and the migration industry 25-Jun 16:00
IDEA (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) Political participation of refugees – loopholes and opportunities. Nicole Goodman
Armend Bekaj
Tarig Adan
Peter Wolf
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 25-Jun 16:00
Ideological extremism, media and social diversity Solange Lefebvre
Allison Harell
Sylvian Rocheleau
Frédérick Bastien
The migration-security nexus 26-Jun 16:00
IGC (Intergovernmental Consultations on migration, asylum and refugees) Alexandra Young Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 27-Jun 16:00
Immigrant integration at eye level: the diverse role of migrant organizations and networks Fabienne Braukmann
Sonja Basjmeleh
Maren Stegink
Mustafa Alio
Hugo Ortíz Dubón
Non-state actors and the migration industry 27-Jun 14:00
Immigrants, media and technology Amira Halperin
David Hickey
Thanh Lam
Miu Chung Yan
Sherman Chan
Muzna Dureid
The effects of technology on migration and integration 25-Jun 14:00
Immigration and integration in global cities: Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Singapore, Vancouver, and LA Rajiv Aricat
Kennedy Wong
Miu Chung Yan
Ashelee Yang
Peidong Yang
Shaohua Zhan
Sherman Chan
Howard Duncan
Cities and migration 25-Jun 16:00
Immigration and International Francophonie: Demographic and Identity Impacts Jack Jedwab
Corinne Prince
Caroline Guimond
Victor Piché
Normand Labrie
Identity 27-Jun 16:00
Implementing the global compact for refugees and migration: the role of multi-sectoral partnerships James Milner
Jennifer Bond
Henri-Paul Normandin
Jean-Nicholas Beuze
Muzna Dureid
Nathan Benson
Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals 27-Jun 14:00
Improving skill utilization among immigrants: determinants and policy practices Yao Lu
Feng Hou
Rupa Banerjee
Tingting Zhang
Beka Tavartkiladze
Cindy Si Yeon
Mamta Chauhan
The economic impact of immigration 27-Jun 14:00
Increasing immigration sustainably in an era of populism Jasmine Gill
Alex LeBlanc
Keith Chau
Kareem El-Assal
Keith Neuman
Public confidence in migration 25-Jun 16:00
Indigenous education for newcomers Anila Lee Yuen
Suzanne Clavelle
Charlie Wang
Paul Spoonley
John Biles
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 25-Jun 14:00
Information, opportunities, connections: supporting newcomer entrepreneurship Fariborz Birjandian
Jaime Baquero
Wei Chen
Nick Manuel
Dina Petrakis
Iain Reeve
Cities and migration 26-Jun 16:00
Innovation and futures thinking for resilient and inclusive cities in our rapidly changing world Jeny Mathews-Thusoo
Rui Carvalho
Anna Visvizi
Cities and migration 27-Jun 14:00
Innovative Data and Research to Understand Economic Contributions by Migrants and Refugees Benoit Dostie
Huju Liu
Guy Lacroix
Andy Handouyahia
Essolaba Aoulis
Courtney Humeny
The economic impact of immigration 27-Jun 14:00
Insights into Triggers and Patterns of the Mobility among (Im) Immigrants in Europe, Australia, Canada and Russia Chao Shi
Jie Yu
Ather H. Akbari
Spyridon Spyratos
Michele Vespe
Fabrizio Natale
Marina Khramova
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 14:00
Installing south-south migration on the research and policy agenda part I Abel Chikanda
Margaret Walton-Roberts
Irudaya Rajan
Jolin Joseph
Anil Dhakal
Sujata Ramachandran
South-south migration 27-Jun 14:00
Installing south-south migration on the research and policy agenda part II Shiva Mohan
Carla Angulo-Pasel
Jonathan Crush
Percy Toriro
South-south migration 27-Jun 16:00
Integrating New Methods into Immigration Systems. Stephanie Jay-Tosh
Justine Baron
Monica Soliman
Kelli Fraser
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 16:00
Integrating vulnerable newcomers in communities: role of municipalities, employers and community actors part I Vesna Radulovic
Victoria Esses
Vanja Pantic-Oflazoglu
Fei Tang
Meagan Reid
Denise Deby
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 26-Jun 16:00
Integration of refugees into the Canadian workforce: strategies, coordination and employer perspective Anita Carroll
Dana Wagner
Ellen Austin
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 14:00
Integration prolonged? A resilience lens to newcomer settlement challenges Henry Akanko
Lily Xia
Luisa Veronis
Brian Ray
Anyck Dauphin
Jen Ridgley
Nancy Mandell
Noor Din
Frédéric Déjean
Patricia Ehrkamp
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 26-Jun 14:00
Settlement language training in Canada and Australia Yves Saint-Germain
Patti Hergott
LesleyAnne Hawthorne
Farzana Farzana
Michael Cox
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 16:00
International Students in Focus --- Cross-national Perspectives on Their Role in Migration & Integration Binny Joseph
Kei Shiho
Judith Patouma
Everton Ellis
Wei Li
Education 27-Jun 16:00
Issues in Integration through Multiculturalism: National & Local Levels Shamsul A.B.
Jeny Mathews-Thusoo
Clovis Mwamba
Lutumba Milau
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 25-Jun 14:00
Just Temporary Foreign Workers? Strategies, Interests, Rights and Outcomes Mylène Coderre
Kerri Claire Neil
Sally Zhao
Andrea Bobadilla
Jingmin Yang
The economic impact of immigration 26-Jun 16:00
Labour Market Integration: What Do Canada and Germany Have in Common? Daniel Hiebert
Martin Geiger
Michael van der Cammen
Jürgen Schröder
Regina Konle-Seidl
Howard Duncan
The economic impact of immigration 26-Jun 14:00
Language in the Workplace. Approaches to Linguistic Skills Formation and Employability in Canada and Australia Yulia Desyatova
Lillie Lum
Yiran Zhang
Peggy Lau
Fariba Solati
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 27-Jun 16:00
Le Vivre-Ensemble à la Ville de Gatineau: an open and collaborative approach Maude Marquis-Bissonnette
Roxanna Merello
Hayet Laggoune
Luisa Veronis
Caroline Andrew
Anyck Dauphin
Cities and migration 26-Jun 16:00
Learning from Canada’s Syrian Refugee Resettlement Initiative (2015-2016): A dialogue among researchers, policymakers, service providers and funders. Luisa Veronis
Leah Hamilton
Jock Collins
Margaret Walton-Roberts
Kathy Sherrell
Ursula Gobel
David Kurfurst
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 25-Jun 14:00
Lessons learned on opening labor migration pathway for refugees. Sayre Nyce
Bruce Scoffield
Mohammed Hakmi
Marina Brizar
Omar Salaymeh
Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals 27-Jun 16:00
Lived Experiences: Economic Insecurity & Unwanted Patterns in Labour Market Integration in Canada Joseph Mburu
Krystal Lowney
Bosu Seo
Alka Kumar
Nahid Sultana
David W. Rothwell
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 27-Jun 16:00
Longitudinal data for official immigration statistics Scott McLeish
Anne-Marie Rollin
Nicky Rogers
Louisa Blackwell
Tristan Cayn
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 25-Jun 14:00
Making connections: community’s role in immigration Shelley Bent
Carla Arsenault
Maryse O'Neill
Charles Cirtwell
Tewasen Teshome
Tracey Taweel
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 25-Jun 14:00
Making skilled migration work through innovative support structures Evelien Willems
Julia Lubjuhn
Corinne Prince
Silje Molander
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 16:00
Mapping Out State and Non-state Actors in Refugee Protection, Mobility and Integration Kiran Banerjee
Selman Salim Kesgin
Carlo Handy Charles
Vic Satzewich
Non-state actors and the migration industry 25-Jun 14:00
Measuring migrant vulnerability Corinne Prince
Jack Jedwab
Howard Ramos
Yerís H. Mayol-García
Andrew Heisz
Social inclusion 25-Jun 14:00
Mediating and brokering: Canadian immigration bureaucracy and its interfaces. How policies and partnerships can restrict the design of an inclusive society. Fariborz Birjandian
Amanda Koyama
Jennifer Elrick
Maeanna Merrill
Mireille Paquet
Vic Satzewich
Non-state actors and the migration industry 26-Jun 14:00
Meeting the healthcare needs of resettled refugees in Canada: lessons from the Syrian commitment Ahmed Bayoumi
Vanessa Redditt
Michaela Hynie
Astrid Guttmann
Kwame McKenzie
Migration health 27-Jun 14:00
Mental health & refugees - when the one size fits all, fits none? How to build the right strategy Caitlin Imrie
Kevin Pottie
Kwame McKenzie
Astrid Guttmann
Migration health 25-Jun 14:00
Migrant integration in cities: learning through networks Rupak Chattopadhyay
Leslie Seidle
Irena Guidikova
Kim Turner
Cities and migration 25-Jun 16:00
Migrant Smuggling & Trafficking in Persons --- Legislation, Policy, Practice Dohee Jeong
Ruta Nimkar
Emily Savage
Yasmeen Emadi
The migration-security nexus 27-Jun 16:00
Migrant worker support network, British Columbia pilot Luce Gelinas
Katie Rosenberger
Imelda Nicolas
Non-state actors and the migration industry 25-Jun 16:00
Migration & Integration Journeys to and in North America. Pull & Push Factors, Policy and Economic Context Abdie Kazemipur
Jude Mary Cénat
Adeniyi Temowo
Sandeep Agrawal
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 25-Jun 14:00
Migration and Integration Management. Recent Responses to 'Crisis' Situations in Europe and N America part I Marie Jelinkova
Magda Faltova
Marta Pachocka
Patrycja Matusz-Protasiewicz
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 27-Jun 14:00
Migration and Integration Management. Recent Responses to 'Crisis' Situations in Europe and N America part II Vladmir Aleman Delfs
Basil Swedani
Yusuf Bulbulia
Claire E. Altman
Sergio Chávez
Jill Hanley
Damaris Rose
Jean-Pierre Taschereau
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 27-Jun 16:00
Migration data innovation for policy: promises and challenges part I Stefaan Verhulst
Marzia Rango
Michele Vespe
Ingmar Weber
Ümit Kiziltan
Heather Dryburgh
Nick DePorter
The effects of technology on migration and integration 25-Jun 14:00
Migration data innovation for policy: promises and challenges part II Stefaan Verhulst
Marzia Rango
Michele Vespe
Ingmar Weber
Ümit Kiziltan
Heather Dryburgh
Nick DePorter
The effects of technology on migration and integration 25-Jun 16:00
Migration Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa Akintunde Rachel Damilola
Benjamin Bob
Bingainkiya Nantob
N’Dia Anon Felix
Konyui Sonita Yewoufeh
Djamilou Ouro-Agoro
Amponsah Kesewaah Patience
South-south migration 27-Jun 16:00
Migration for a sustainable future: exploring local impact of global governance Brent Herbert-Copley
Danièle Bélanger
Chris Hagerman
Luca Lixi
Snežana Ratković
Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals 26-Jun 14:00
Migration health - disease knows no borders. What do we do now and what can we do better? Michael MacKinnon
Charles Hui
Chris Archibald
Migration health 27-Jun 16:00
Migration health in the global context Davide Mosca
Michael MacKinnon
Charles Hui
Kevin Pottie
Migration health 25-Jun 16:00
Models of welcoming communities Carla Calado
Paul Spoonley
Keisha Lance Bottoms
Sarah Janali
François Hénault
Yves Saint-Germain
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 26-Jun 14:00
Monitoring and evaluating the impacts of migration discourses, policies and programs to strengthen public confidence in migration: a multidisciplinary dialogue. Guido Tintori
Carolyne Tah
David Kurfurst
Tadgh McMahon
Public confidence in migration 27-Jun 14:00
National Security & Detention in US and Canada: Discourse, Policy and Practice. Sharyne Williams
Jennifer Lopes
Kanwal Khokhar
Philippe Bourbeau
Catherine Martin
The migration-security nexus 27-Jun 16:00
Negotiating Identities in Canada: Being Francophone in a transnational and bilingual context. Luisa Veronis
Jean-Marie Vianney
Manolli Ekra
Anne-Cécile Delaisse
Suzanne Huot
Identity 25-Jun 16:00
Network Effect: Learn how local networks support immigrant employment outcomes in Germany, Canada and the US Dana Wunderlich
Devon Franklin
Ian Hartlen
Vanja Pantic-Oflazoglu
The economic impact of immigration 26-Jun 14:00
Two workshops on Canada’s Operation Syrian Refugees (OSR): In Canada and Overseas part I Naomi Alboim
Dawn Edlund
Olivier Jacques
Jean-Nicholas Beuze
Jacques Cloutier
Craig Murphy
Jennifer Hyndman
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 27-Jun 14:00
Oral health care of refugees and asylum seekers in Canada: challenges and opportunities Mark Keboa
Sonica Singhal
Nancy Kennedy
Ziad Alzayed
Belinda Nicolau
Mary Ellen Macdonald Manaiv Saini
Migration health 25-Jun 16:00
Ottawa’s collaborative governance model for community-wide support of the settlement & integration of immigrants in Ottawa Clara Freire
Hindia Mohamoud
Stéphane Giguère
Sandra Saric
Caroline Andrew
Rasha Ammati
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 14:00
Overcoming barriers to immigrant entrepreneurship: practical & regulatory solutions Wendy Cukier
Henrique Hon
Ruby Latif
Erin Roach
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 16:00
Pathways to employment - the latest policy approaches for migrant professionals in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway Lesleyanne Hawthorne
Corinne Prince
Anne-Marie Masgoret
Lisbeth Fransplass
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 14:00
Permanent resident status for highly skilled foreign workers in Canada Chen Wang
Amrita Hari
Delphine Nakache
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 14:00
Political incorporation of immigrants: interdisciplinary perspectives Allison Harell
Thomas Soehl
Colin Scott
Christopher Erl
Lorna Jantzen
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 26-Jun 14:00
Pratique inclusives et action municipale au Quebec (Inclusive practices and municipal action in Quebec) Bob W. White
Irena Guidikova
Nel Ewane
Alain Castilla
Annie Morin
Rabia Chaouchi
Cities and migration 27-Jun 14:00
Psychological well-being and socio-academic experience of refugee and immigrant students: the challenges to be addressed by school workers Garine Papazian-Zohrabian
Caterina Mamprin
Alyssa Turpin-Samson
Dania El Chaar
Jan Stewart
Education 26-Jun 16:00
Public Confidence in Migration --- Who's to Blame and What to Do? Hayoung Cho
Jiyoon Kim
Neeraj Kaushal
Jenny Gulamani Abdulla
Joshua Williams
Public confidence in migration 27-Jun 14:00
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP): Success through Partnership and Collaboration Charles Ayles
Megan Morris
Lara Dyer
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 16:00
Putting family first: implications for migration and integration policy and practice Harald Bauder
Mehru Ali
Ümit Kiziltan
Marie McAuliffe
John Shields
Children and families 26-Jun 14:00
Raising Our Game: Communicating to Counter Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Louisa Taylor
Daniel Cervan-Gil
Thomas Coombes
Susan Fratzke
Public confidence in migration 25-Jun 14:00
Recent trends in foreign qualification recognition and immigrant labour force inclusion Justin Cooke
Lesleyanne Hawthorne
Julie Tousignant
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 27-Jun 16:00
Red Cross and Red Crescent response to Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh Melinda Wells
Nazmul Khan
Leanne Olson
Sharonya Sekhar
Migration health 25-Jun 14:00
Refugee & Immigrant Rights: From Humanitarian Action to Mobility to Workplace. Özgün Topak
Stephanie Premji
Social inclusion 27-Jun 16:00
Refugee economic integration: context, barriers and solutions Shamira Madhany
Adam Elsod
Mustafa Alio
Rez Gardi
The economic impact of immigration 26-Jun 14:00
Refugees as economic migrants and the development of complementary pathways for refugees Jean-Nicholas Beuze
Fraser Valentine
Sayre Nyce
Chris Friesen
Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals 26-Jun 16:00
Remittances & Development: Evidence in a Contested Nexus Fida Hussain
Dawit Haileyesus Deneget
Ubaid Ali
Mazhar Mugha
Jamal Bouoiyour
Oussama Zennati
The economic impact of immigration 27-Jun 16:00
Return Migration in Question: (In)voluntary Processes & Policy Implications Lyubov Zhyznomirska
Kaltrina Kusari
Konstantin Manyakin
Jeewon Min
Daniela Ghio
The migration-security nexus 27-Jun 14:00
Settlement outcomes of newly-arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugee families in Australia, Canada and New Zealand Jock Collins
Carol Reid
Paul Spoonley
Umit Kiziltan
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 16:00
Social Determinants & Systemic Contexts for Immigrant and Refugee Healthcare in Canada Neeru Gupta
Daniela Ghio
Massimiliano Bratti
Valentina Antonipillai
Migration health 27-Jun 16:00
Social Inclusion & Participation: Community Action and Self-Agency Catherine L. Costigan
Amada Francisca Aldama
Jonathan S. Lofft
Bharati Sethi
Sepali Guruge
Peggy Lau
Social inclusion 25-Jun 16:00
Social inclusion and refugee integration: lessons learned Usha George
Huda Bukhari
Philina Wittke
Georgeta Pourchot
Social inclusion 25-Jun 14:00
State & Non-state Actors in Attracting & Retaining Newcomers Outside the Big Cities and in Non-Traditional Immigrant Regions Narumi Taniguchi
Jan Stewart
Sergii Obraztsov
Nataliia Obraztsova
Stephanie Pietrantonio
Tony Fang
Eddy Rempel
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 16:00
Labour market integration of newcomer women from the perspective of Canada, Turkey and Germany Johannes Remy
Murat Erdogan
Tim Foran
Jean-Pierre Voyer
Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality 26-Jun 14:00
Student migration and their labor market integration in Canada and selected EU Member States part II Maria-Alexandra Bassermann
Zaheer Dauwer
Kareem El-Assal
Sarah Groarke
Bernd Parusel
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 26-Jun 14:00
Surviving and thriving after genocide: lessons learned from the Yazidi resettlement Fariborz Birjandian
Valerian Marochko
Tanaz Javan
Jennifer Sandu
Lori Wilkinson
Astrid Perry
Bindu Narula
Migration health 27-Jun 16:00
Syrian Refugee Settlement: What to Repeat and What Not to Mehrunnisa Ahmad Ali
Beesan Sarrou
Maria Kraus
Alessandra Santopadre
Corinna Buhay
Angelique van Dam
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 26-Jun 14:00
Tale of two cities: a transpacific partnership challenging current refugee and migrant narratives Peter Zographakis
Carla Morales
Jock Collins
Dina Petrakis
Cities and migration 26-Jun 14:00
Technological solutions to immigration problems: Balancing the Opportunities and the Risks Tanzil Rahman
David Crawford
Petra Molnar
Patrick McEvenue
The effects of technology on migration and integration 25-Jun 14:00
The attraction and retention of migrant talent: trends, experiences and approaches part I Martin Geiger
Lesleyanne Hawthorne
Daniel Hiebert
Paul Spoonley
Henry Wang
Jingmin Yang
Linda He
The economic impact of immigration 27-Jun 14:00
The attraction and retention of migrant talent: trends, experiences and approaches part II Miao Lu
Henry Akanko
Margaret Eaton
Tony Fang
Patrick MacKenzie
Mari Taverne
Martin Geiger
Jingmin Yang
The economic impact of immigration 27-Jun 16:00
The business of settlement Tadgh McMahon
Carl Nicholson
Fariborz Birjandian
Eva Millona
Meyer Burstein
Non-state actors and the migration industry 25-Jun 14:00
The challenges of working with migrants in an international context. Sonia Ben Soltane
Sylvie Lapointe
Howard Nadler
Julie Rosicky
Jill Hanley
Non-state actors and the migration industry 25-Jun 14:00
The economic and innovation outcomes of STEM immigrants Garnett Picot
Feng Hou
Joel Blit
Mikal Skuterud
Jue Zhang
Mamta Chauhan
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 16:00
The FIN Program and other initiatives to break the barriers to immigrant workforce integration. Claire Forman
Karyn Steer
Ledianis Rivero-Sosa
Ayotunde Ayodele Kayode
Soophia Ahmad
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 27-Jun 14:00
The Forcibly Displaced in War, Conflict, Poverty. Case Studies for the International Community Reflection Ghaida Hamdan
Tyler Goudal
Delphine Nakache
Midori Kaga
Fida Hussain
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 25-Jun 16:00
The impact of global compact on local communities and refugees Başak Kale
Murat Erdoğan
Ümit Kızıltan
Shenaz Shahban
Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals 27-Jun 14:00
The inclusive city: envisioning municipal infrastructure options for immigrant integration Westy Egmont
Usha George
Vera Dodic
Eva Millona
Cities and migration 26-Jun 14:00
The local dimensions of GCM implementation Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin
Jenna Henneby
Tienne Chenier
Kathleen Newland
Debbie Douglas
Quest for global governance: Compacts and sustainable development goals 27-Jun 16:00
The next generation: economic and social outcomes of the children of immigrants in Canada and Israel Ashley Manuel
Jack Jedwab
Karin Amit
Lorna Jantzen
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 16:00
The Problem of Credentials for Skilled Immigrants in Canada. What Can Be Done? Karun Karki
Queenie Choo
Onyi Okoronkwo
Nafiz Zaman Shuva
Paulette Rothbauer
Yao Chen
The economic impact of immigration 25-Jun 16:00
The promise of migration and the promise of violence: the Somali youth experience Natasha Saunders
Liban Abokor
Siham Rayale
Social inclusion 26-Jun 16:00
The question of refugee integration in transit and destination countries Jan Rath
Sedef Turper Alışık
Ahmet İçduygu
Saime Ozcurumez
Julinda Abdi
Lloy Wylie
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 26-Jun 16:00
The UNHCR’s cities of solidarity: the experience in the Americas Renata Dubini Cities and migration 27-Jun 14:00
Thinking outside the box: innovative pathways to refugee employment Ian Hartlen
Peggy Lau
Hugo Ortíz Dubón
Devon Franklin
Helene Hasselskog
Cities and migration 26-Jun 16:00
Training is not enough. Policy, evaluation, and lived experiences, and what works to settle LGBTQ+ newcomers Kelly Ernst
Sharalyn Jordan
Jarid Alcántar
Lisa Hébert
Jessica Horsnell
Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality 26-Jun 16:00
Transcultural aspect of genocide, trauma and treatment of Yazidi Valerian Marochko
Jana Denkinger
Allison Henderson
Lloy Wylie
Migration health 27-Jun 14:00
Transnationalism twenty years on part I Howard Duncan
Hong Liu
Imelda Nicolas
Louisa-May Khoo
Jingmin Yang
Shawn Loh
Katie Clancy
Bharati Sethi
Nazia Bano
Allison Williams
Benjamin Tee
The effects of technology on migration and integration 27-Jun 14:00
Transnationalism twenty years on part II Howard Duncan
Hong Liu
Imelda Nicolas
Louisa-May Khoo
Jingmin Yang
Shawn Loh
Katie Clancy
Bharati Sethi
Nazia Bano
Allison Williams
The effects of technology on migration and integration 27-Jun 16:00
Trauma, Resilience & Mental Health in Immigrant & Refugee Populations in Canada Jude Mary Cénat
Azadeh Naimi
François Vigneau
Áine Humble
Aamna Ashraf
Rabindra Chaulagain
Migration health 26-Jun 14:00
Urban citizenship and intercultural integration: mobility and rights in the era of super-diversity Bob W. White
Aude-Clair Fourot
Mireille Paquet
Jessica Lagacé-Banville
Aude Mary
Cities and migration 26-Jun 16:00
Using technology to empower credential recognition Beth Clarke
Annetta Stroud
Sayre Nyce
The effects of technology on migration and integration 27-Jun 14:00
Welcoming the stranger: The 2018 multi-sectoral approach to Canadian Blended Visa Officer Referral (BVOR) community refugee resettlement in Canada Emilie Coyle
Ed Shapiro
Don Smith
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 25-Jun 14:00
What Comes with Multiculturalism. Critical Accounts on Culture & Social Cohesion Michelle Kim
Shaina Somers
Ahmad bin Hassim
Ummi Mohamad Zan
Sara Calvert
Multiculturalism and other integration approaches 27-Jun 14:00
What Counts or What Should Count? Integration Trajectories for Immigrant & Refugee Women across the World Rupaleem Bhuyan
Sholeh Sharifi
Tanja Tauro
Hari KC
Yuriko Saito
Gender, LGBTQ, and intersectionality 27-Jun 14:00
Wrap around family settlement Lisa Loong
Janice Simmons
Zeena Al Hamdan
Mary Kam
Sandra Almeida
Children and families 26-Jun 14:00
Youth Identity and Intersectionality --- A Critical Issue in Integration Ann H. Kim
Nazilla Khanlou
Pavna K. Sodhi
Sean Chung
Harjeet Kaur
Identity 27-Jun 14:00
Two workshops on Canada’s Operation Syrian Refugees (OSR): Overseas operations and In-Canada welcome. part II Deborah Tunis
Margaret Walton-Roberts
Charles Ayles
Lisa Bamford
Maryse O’Neill
Best practices – inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation 27-Jun 16:00

(Highly) skilled labour migration: selective immigration policies and skills shortages

Examines different policies and strategies to attrack skilled labour. The analysis includes state-level policies, national strategies and target-group specific plans.

“Integration to go” - the use of digital technology in the integration process

Explores the potential of digital tools to help migrants in the integration process, specifically employment.

“It’s the Economy, Stupid!” or is it? Attraction and retention of newcomers in smaller and remote centres in Canada and the United States

Discuss ongoing research and strategy development in the case of immigrant attraction and retention in smaller communities.

A Critical Look at Immigrant Services & Agencies in Canada

This workshop puts under the lens of analysis the immigrant services and agencies in Canada, critically examining to what extent they respond to 'real' needs, the challenges in place, and efficient solutions for ways forward.

Addressing the refugee crisis: the nexus between migration and international aid

Examine how migration can cost and benefit countries of origin, and what developmental aid programs and policies have been initiated to address these impacts.

Aging, immigration and transnational care circulations: Canadian contrasts.

Explores the healthcare challenges of immigrants in Canada (healthy aging, accessibility), and assesses the degree of transnational healthcare utilization as a potential solution to such health needs and barriers in place.

Arts-based Representations & Agency: Recording History and Memory in Canada & Australia

Arts and heritage are a medium for expressing identity and history, and for facilitating a sense of inclusion, well-being, and representation in the natioanal stories. This workshop explores arts-based integration practices and the role museums can play as memory venues in national migration narratives.

Assessing Immigrant & Refugee Health: Needs and Outcomes

This workshop explores practices to assess immigrants' and refugees' health, often in comparison with their non-immigrant counterparts, and discusses outcomes and ways in which their health can be mapped out by taking into account their needs.

Babies, Borders and Migration: When, Where and for Whom to Give Birth

This session discusses how different migration and conflict contexts, such as those in Ukraine, Thailand, and China, inform women's decision-making over giving birth. The goal is to map out motivations that can support policy and integration measures at different governance levels.

Behind the numbers: public opinion on immigration in North America and Israel

Highlights information gleaned from surveys in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Israel on public opinion of refugees. Examines the best uses of information from these surveys and will reflect on the different perspectives on refugees in the different studied countries.

Best Settlement Practices to Facilitate Positive Labour Outcomes: Pre-arrival Services & Engaging Employers

This session explores the importance of pre-arrival services and programs that liaise with employers have in leading to positive labour market outcomes for newcomers. Specific examples from Canada and Australia are discussed.

Beyond business as usual: immigrant entrepreneurship

Evaluates the best policies and settlement programming to support and promote immigrant entrepreneurship.

Business needs talent-newcomers need jobs. Success for Immigrants and Refugees through committed partnerships in Canada and Australia

This workshop demonstrates the value of long-term partnerships in creating successful integration and retention programs for newcomers. Two models will be discussed:

  1. a) the National Connector Program, founded by the Halifax Partnership in 2009, which now has global outreach, by collaborating with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia and other stakeholders;
  2. b) the role of professional employment support provided by Newcomer Supporting Organizations (NSOs) in refugees’ integration to better understand their occupational marginalization.

Can we ever make newcomers local; contemporary takes on settlement services in smaller centres

Looks at multidimensional perspectives of how emerging programs and services are being designed and implemented to welcome and help newcomers integrate in smaller communities. It discusses the case study of New Brunswick, where universities partnered with the Saint John Newcomers Centre to connect students with newcomers for exchange of local experiences and perspectives.

Case Studies in Diaspora & Transnationalism and Return Migration

Although diasporas and transnationalism are topics high on the international development agenda, they remain underexplored. There is a need to understand diasporas' stories and cases in order to proceed with policy and programs that can leverage their multiplpe identities, (re-)integration patterns, and mobility. This workshop contributes to a better understanding of such dynamics.

Challenges to integrating immigrant women in the workforce

Speakers on this panel will discuss both barriers to and opportunities for success of immigrant women, coming from the diverse standpoints of different sectors and countries. The panel will focus on practical solutions for governments, educational institutions, service providers, and employers.

Child and family support services for supporting integration of newcomer family members in western Canada

This roundtable discussion involves the participation of NGOs and academics, who examine the current best practices for child and family support for newcomer families in Western Canada, with an eye to the successes and remaining challenges of the existing model.

Cities, employers and the labour market integration of immigrant professionals

Hear about the issues that are driving cities to make more concerted efforts to attract and retain immigrant professionals. What is working, how partnerships between the cities have helped accelerate impact and growth, the importance of employer engagement, and, what are the lessons learned in creating economic success for immigrants and for cities."

Citizenship, an Indicator of Inclusion? Experiences in Canada and Australia

Citizenship is held as a sign of political and civic integration in immigrant-receiving countries. What do migrants' and refugees' experiences in Canada and Australia say about citizenship as a marker of inclusion?

City and immigration and integration: A practical guide to success. The case of regionalization in Quebec, Trois Rivières, and the case of the City of Edmundston in New Brunswick

This workshop reunites practical examples of best practices to support both cities and immigrants in the integration process (effcient strategies, stakeholder roundtable etc.).

CLB/NCLC and the CEFR: implications for language instruction in Canada and globally

In this panel discussion, findings will be presented followed by a discussion on the implications for language instruction for newcomers in Canada and globally between Yves Saint-Germain, Government of Canada, Marianne Kayed, Ottawa Catholic School Board, and Serge Boulé

Collaborative practices build better solutions: leadership models in the settlement Sector

Using interactive, conversational, and collaborative strategies, it aims to create a safe space for multi-stakeholder dialogue that explores the role of partnerships for optimising settlement sector goals in Canada, and better understand if collaboration works as an effective model for positive leadership outcomes in the sector.

Concerns about immigration and measures to improve public confidence

While Canadians have generally been supportive of their government's immigration policies, there are underlying concerns about their impact on public security, economy and social peace. Discussions evaluate: 1) ways to achieving full social and economic inclusion of immigrants and refugees in Canada; 2) communication techniques and rhetoric used to promote fear and intolerant ideologies; 3) immigration and role of media in the age of populism.

Connecting migration across the sustainable development goals

This workshop is double-fold: i. it discusses the relationship between migration governance and various Goals; ii. It examines how migration can be supported through engagement with, and implementation of, the SDGs, including actionable ways forward."

Creating and understanding an inclusive workplace

Increased migration is changing the fabric of today’s workforce, creating challenges and opportunities for organizations to attract, engage and manage international talent. An inclusive workplace is one that respects, values, and flourishes through diversity and is critical for both employees’ development and organizations’ long-term success. The proposed workshop explores the notion of workplace inclusion with representatives from academia, NGO, government, and business. The panelists are all actively involved in researching, promoting and implementing initiatives that promote workplace diversity and inclusion. The panel will share lessons learned and propose best practices about what creates and fosters an inclusive workplace.

Critical catalysts for the integration of refugee children and youth in Canada and Europe

Provides multiple perspectives on promising programming and practices leading to the social and academic integration of refugee children, youth and their families in Canada, The Netherlands and Norway.

Critical issues in migration governance: from regular pathways to highlights of the forthcoming World Migration Report 2020.

Leading migration experts discuss some of the most pressing governance issues in migration: regular migration pathways and the links to irregular migration; the evolution of global migration governance and challenges to implementing the Global Compact; and responding to the increasingly prevalent situations globally of migrants in crises contexts.

Critical reflections – exploring migration, settlement and social inclusion across Australia, Canada and Japan

Settlement practitioners, local government and social science scholars discuss distinguishing features of different migration and settlement programs and practices and the impact they have on successful settlement and social inclusion, in three different coutnries. Audiences are engaged to identify approaches that might be useful in their own country’s context.

Cross-administrative ecosystem for promoting the integration of highly educated immigrants

Finland has a growing need to develop labour market integration processes targeted at the highly educated migrants. The changes in 2015 refugee movement initiated the development of cross- administrative cooperation and new integration models. Workshop is presenting policies, tools, experiences and results developed in Finnish context.

Cross-national Perspectives on Refugees' Economic Integration. Strategies, Policy, Practice

This workwhop offers the opportunity to cast a comparative perspective on strategies for refugee economic integration, discussing relevant policy and best practice in this field.

Cultural competence: models and practices from Europe and Canada for building global talents and inclusive society

The workshop explores three models (from Germany, Sweden and Canada) of developing cultural competence in workplace and community. Aligned with new realities and demands of a rapidly diverse world, the models offer a vison to dissolve cultural and ethnic binaries and duality oppositions global - local, national - international, us - them. The presenters explore challenges in implementation of cultural competence practices and the positive impact for business companies and the broader society for fostering inclusion and for and changing the governance policies and strategies in immigrant integration.

Data in migration health – when and where it counts!

Explores the importance of data in migrant health issues and policy development. It will highlight current data linkages and identify where gaps exist. Using various databases and information from multiple countries, this session will explore best practices and lessons learned from a variety of speakers across sectors and backgrounds and will discuss the role of data in informing guidelines.

Databases in Assessing Migration and Integration

This workshop presents innovative ways in which different big data can support migration and integration policy and practice, and the challenges that come with engaging with migration and integration data.

Deserving or undeserving? How shifting perceptions of migrants’ shape pathways, experiences and bordering practices

Examining temporary foreign workers in Canada, work migrants and refugees in Norway, and the reception of the migrant caravans in Mexico and in the US, the workshop explores how groups of migrants are projected as for example ‘grateful’, ‘acceptable’, ‘dangerous’, ‘genuine’, ‘ideal’, or ‘unwanted’. We discuss some of the implications that this might have for the migrants’ situations, including how they select pathways for themselves and how it shapes feelings of belonging.

Digital Technology in Immigrant & Refugee Lives: Challenges & opportunities

Technology can both enhance and detract from the lives of immigrants and refugees in their migration journeys, from the country of origin to the destination. This workshop explores such challenges and opportunities, as they relate to influencing migration policy, education practices, labour market success, and health management.

Diversity in Education. Paying Attention to Both Students & Professionals

Increasing diversity in schools requires attention to how both students and professionals experience the education institution. This workshop explores initiatives and programs that brought different stakeholders together in support of the needs of student youth, their families, and their teachers and school administrators.

Doing Immigration and Settlement Differently: Regional Economic Needs & Integration.

Examines immigration and refugee settlement issues in regions outside of the big metropoles, looking at lessons learned from Canada, Italy, and Australia. Particular focus will be on innovative aspects of programs that are designed to help distribute the benefits of immigration beyond major cities, support regional economic development, and help meet regional labour market needs.

Double jeopardy – loss of parental agency challenge during migration and settlement process

Presenting the views of refugee mothers in Canada or Germany, this workshop highlights the strain on parental agency that emerges during the migration and is further exasperated during the settlement process. Particular focus is on the impact of the International Home Instruction of Parents of Preschool Youngsters program, aiming to remediating parental child bonds critical to the healthy development of children.

Dynamics in S-S Migration and Integration: Policy and Practice.

S-S migration is an integral part of international migration, albeit with different dynamics, concerns, and goals than mobility and migration in the 'Global North'. This workshop maps out some of such dynamics, with selected case studies that cast light on migrant motivations, routes, policy, and integration state of affairs in Africa, S Asia, Middle East, and Latin America.

Education: The Roadmap to Integration for Immigrant & Refugee Youth?

This workshop critically analyzes education systems in Canada and elsewhere in the world, as they relate to immigrant and refugee youth integration. Their experiences are discussed, offering insight into the gaps of education services and the impact on their well-being both in schools and outside of the education institutions.

Employment first: accelerating the integration of high-risk refugees into the workforce and the community

This workshop explores how a unique model positions participants to gain financial stability, achieve job retention and access opportunities for long-term career growth while speeding their overall integration.

Employment success for low-to-mid skilled newcomers part I

This first presentation will centre on challenges to immigrants with low- and mid- level literacy, and the approaches used to support their education and economic integration.

Employment success for low-to-mid skilled newcomers part II

This second workshop will give different perspectives on a system of employment retention of low-skill/low-literacy refugees in high demand industries with on-the-job language and culture training.

Encounters with Host Societies. Identity Reconstruction, Representation, Understanding

(Im)migration and displacement are profoundly transformative processes, requiring immigrants and refugees to rethink their identities in new social, political, economic and cultural contexts. This workshop explores how immigrants and refugees navigate such processes.

Enhancing inclusivity through educational interventions: emerging projects in Canada, China, and Australia

This panel explores four educational initiatives geared towards enhancing inclusivity, combatting racism, and meeting the settlement and integration goals of newcomers. These initiatives span a variety of sectors in Canada, China, and Australia, including community projects, academia, and the settlement sector. These educational interventions aim to combat racism, change attitudes and behaviours surrounding cultural diversity, socio-economic status and belonging. The panel will conclude with outcomes of the projects, including considerations for implementation in relevant policy and practice.

Establishing the right linkages between migrants’ health and appropriate healthcare post-migration

Discuss health status and conditions of migrants, with a focus on continuity of care and contributing to the healthy immigrant effect. Also how we can support immigrants with health conditions to contribute positively to society.

Examining the international response to the mass displacement of Venezuelan throughout Latin America

This workshop takes stock of the state of the Venezuelan crisis, discussing the ensuing migration dynamics and international humanitarian efforts. Special emphasis will be placed on the ongoing challenges faced by host countries in South America, including crisis mitigation strategies and frameworks used in neighbouring states such as Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. "

Exploring current and emerging approaches to assessing migrants' credentials and competencies

Migrants arrive with skills and represent an immense opportunity for receiving countries despite facing an array of barriers when trying to access the labour market. Recognition of academic credentials and professional skills acquired abroad is the single most important step that needs to be taken to overcoming these challenges. Drawing from the experiences of the workshop panelists, the session will highlight current and emerging approaches to assessing and recognizing credentials and competencies of skilled immigrants.

Engaging different levels of government in Settlement and Integration

This workshop explores how coordination among different levels of government — the ins and outs — works in the process of settlemnt and integration.

From dream to reality. Immigrant women in Quebec cities, challenges, resilience and innovation

This panel will bring together researchers and practice communities to discuss challenges and resiliency in the journeys of racialized immigrant women in Quebec. Presentations on various urban contexts will highlight the experiences of these immigrant women in large and medium-sized cities. They will also identify recent trends and summarize numerous political situations.

Gender & Socio-demographic Health Intersections

This workshop addresses the issue of key health inequalities, indicators, and experiences among immigrants and refugees, and how services can account for the intersection of different identity markers and contexts.

Gender Roles & the Integration Continuum: Implications for Practice & Policy

This session explores intersections of changing contexts for newcomers in relation to gender roles, rights, responsibilities and cross-cultural and labour market integration.

Global prospects for private and community sponsorship in refugee resettlement

Examine the policies, practices, and prospects of private (sometimes called 'community') sponsorship as a fairly unique form of refugee resettlement. Canada was the first to adopt a citizen-driven model of private sponsorship 40 years ago.

GRSI (Global Refugees Sponsorship Initiative): Community refugee sponsorship goes global

Community-driven refugee sponsorship is gaining momentum worldwide. More and more countries – the UK, Argentina, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Spain – are following Canada’s example and setting up their own community sponsorship programs (CSPs). Based on a unique alliance between government and civil society stakeholders, CSPs seek to boost international resettlement capacity, while helping to revitalize communities and change the discourse on refugees. This workshop is designed for people who wish to learn more about this dynamic cross-sectoral approach to welcoming refugees."

Health workforce migration to OECD “magnet countries”- trends and issues in Canada, Australia and Germany

Examines the issues of migrants from the health sector who aim to look for jobs in this sector in the host countries and defines contemporary approaches to foreign credential recognition, followed by an analysis of factors influencing outcomes in Canada, Australia and Germany.

HIV and migration in the era of aids-free cities

While Montreal has committed to becoming an AIDS-free city, it is the capacity of current regulations and available resources to meet all the needs of people that is being questioned: What access to the health system for migrants with precarious status? More broadly, what are the paths to culturally safe care, what are the intercultural or political adjustments to be made so that the end of the HIV epidemic in 2030 can be achieved across borders?

Housing Immigrant & Refugee Populations in Toronto & Montreal. Beyond the Concept of Sanctuary City

This workshop analyses immigrant and refugee housing in Toronto and Montreal, critically mapping out concerns, needs, systemic contexts, and ways forward to address needs and homelessness.

How immigrants affect a country: weighing the benefits, risks and costs associated with migration

Examine the economic impact of migraton on host nations, including the benefits, costs and risks.

How to better measure pluralism and migrant integration? Lessons from comparative experience

Examines two tools for measuring migrant integration: the diversity monitor and the Canadian Index for Measuring Integration. It will highlight key points on how to overcome methodological challenges of measurement , and propose next steps for policymakers and academics.

How to Engage with Super-diversity. Lessons from around the World

Super-diversity' can be a useful concept when tackling the ever-increasing diversity of populations in national and local contexts, from gender and other identity markers to migrant status, visas, occupational profile etc. This workshop offers insights into case studies where such super-diversity is engaged with at different scales.

How to secure an extra £7.5bn through self-integration

Argues that in proselytising for policy-controlled integration, policy makers effectively create a life inhibiting Line of Control which stymies integration across all social, civic and economic dimensions. The notion of "Integration Premium" is used as a measure of refugee income disparity, highlighting how £7.5billion of income can be secured per 25,000 refugees if policy is focused on impact not outcomes.

How would you change the settlement sector, if you could?

How can immigrant and refugee-serving organizations lead the change? Can we work with existing and emerging actors to create a more responsive, collaborative, and impactful space for the people we serve? Can we build a knowledge transfer culture across the sector to better share and learn from each other, and collaborate? In this session you'll hear from organizations leading this type of collaboration in the Settlement sector.

IDEA (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) Political participation of refugees – loopholes and opportunities.

By building on a comparative study that resulted in the publication of a report and eight accompanying case studies, this presentation explores the challenges and opportunities related to the political participation of refugees in their host and origin countries. It examines cases of Afghanistan, DRC, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria as origin countries, and Germany, Kenya, Lebanon, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda and the United Kingdom as host countries.

Ideological extremism, media and social diversity

This workshop will bring together various researchers from a range of disciplines to explore the relationship between the nature of media coverage of ideological extremism and its influence on radicalized individuals as well as the public in Quebec. Each presentation will highlight specific issues related to immigration and racism

IGC (Intergovernmental Consultations on migration, asylum and refugees)

The IGC is an informal, non-decision making forum for intergovernmental information exchange and policy debate on issues of relevance to the management of international migratory flows. The IGC brings together 17 Participating States, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organization for Migration and the European Union.

Immigrant integration at eye level: the diverse role of migrant organizations and networks

Compares how migrant organizations and networks can contribute to local development and long-term integration in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Canada.

Immigrants, media and technology

Explores how Syrian refugees use technology to communicate with each other and with aid actors, and how communication technology can facilitate social change where traditional media has been compromised, by individuals engaging with the production of online news.

Immigration and integration in global cities: Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Singapore, Vancouver, and LA

Examines Indian and Chinese immigrants to Singapore, Vancouver, and LA, drawing from data from a large immigration research project. The presentations examine immigration policy and actions, use of ICTs, reactions in host countries and civil-society organizations.

Immigration and International Francophonie: Demographic and Identity Impacts

(in French) Evaluates how migration could stimulate the economy of francophone countries and promote ties with francophone host countries. Panelists will discuss the cause of migration to and from francophone countries and the challenges and opportunities associated with host countries.

Implementing the global compact for refugees and migration: the role of multi-sectoral partnerships

Discusses how multi-sectoral partnerships can work to make the GCM easier to apply at a national level. Examines how to create links between different groups to support the implementation process.

Improving skill utilization among immigrants: determinants and policy practices

Discuss potential factors affecting immigrant skill utilization with a focus on immigrant selection and labour supply and demand, followed by an in-depth case study of policy remedies

Increasing immigration sustainably in an era of populism

Discusses how Canada can maintain public support for immigration while increasing its newcomer intake sustainably while weighing the risks that populism may bring to liberal institutions (e.g. affecting long-existing social fabric such as sense of belonging, trust in public institutions, and diversity and inclusion). Considerations of employment, entrepreneurship, education, urban development, and early childhood supports will be part of the discussion, along with an analysis of the economic impact of immigration and public attitudes on immigration in Australia, with policy lessons for Canada.

Indigenous education for newcomers

Discusses programs, strategies, and opportunities to connect newcomers and Indigenous peoples within the community and in schools.

Information, opportunities, connections: supporting newcomer entrepreneurship

Explore policies, best practices, and strategies that have the potential to empower prospective newcomers to successfully launch their businesses and make meaningful contributions to the economy.

Innovation and futures thinking for resilient and inclusive cities in our rapidly changing world

Think in new ways about the future and to challenge assumptions about how resilient and inclusive cities could look like tomorrow. Learn about trends that we need to watch for and how to use these trends to develop foresight infused strategies that support cities to anticipate and prepare for change and disruption, instead of just reacting to yesterday’s problems.

Innovative Data and Research to Understand Economic Contributions by Migrants and Refugees

Showcase new data sets developed by Employment Social Development Canada to enable high-quality, evidence-based evaluation and research by facilitating the use of intersectionality factors and by enhancing the measurement of socio-economic contributions and social inclusion. The presentation underlines the importance of leveraging administrative data for evaluations and policy development.

Insights into Triggers and Patterns of the Mobility among (Im) Immigrants in Europe, Australia, Canada and Russia

Participants in this workshop discuss the triggers and patterns of mobility among (im)migrants in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Russia, including aspects related to technology, development, and labour. Policy considerations and legislative considerations at the national and regional level complement the comparative dialogue.

Installing south-south migration on the research and policy agenda part I

For most origin and destination countries in the S, S-S migration is by far the most important form of migration. This double workshop offers critical insights into this state of affairs, exploring concepts, corridors and connections (Part 1) and crises, controls and contradictions.

Installing south-south migration on the research and policy agenda part II

For most origin and destination countries in the S, S-S migration is by far the most important form of migration. This double workshop offers critical insights into this state of affairs, exploring concepts, corridors and connections (Part 2). Issues and case studies discussed relate to definitions and dynamics, gendered mobility and governance models, remittances and development, irregularity, politics, humanitarian action, protection, food security.

Integrating New Methods into Immigration Systems.

This workshop introduces the use of human-centered design to understand clients’ experiences and pain points, showcasing a project from the settlement sector that used these methods. It also explores behavioural insights/experimentation applications that built onto the project’s findings, including a small hands-on exercise on that.

Integrating vulnerable newcomers in communities: role of municipalities, employers and community actors part I

Evaluate key characteristics, capacities and benchmarks of vulnerable migrant populations' settlement and integration in Canada. It will also outline the roles of different actors (various levels of government, employers, community actors) in welcoming and supporting newcomers.

Integration of refugees into the Canadian workforce: strategies, coordination and employer perspective

This panel discusses the integration of refugees into the Canadian workforce, with a focus on the direct involvement of employers and corporate engagement.

Integration prolonged? A resilience lens to newcomer settlement challenges

Drawing on presentations from academics, community and policy representatives, settlement strategies will be explored by examining specific challenges (social, economic, cultural) facing different groups of newcomers in varied urban contexts within their first ten years in Canada and beyond.

Settlement language training in Canada and Australia

This workshop highlights promising practices in linguistic integration of newcomers in similar immigrant-receiving countries such as Canada and Australia [e.g. Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) and Australia’s Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)]. Successful language training services to improve workplace readiness are showcased, as well as youth classes and innovative projects to improve language skills for employment and further education purposes.

International Students in Focus --- Cross-national Perspectives on Their Role in Migration & Integration

Often relegated as 'talent' in international migration, international students represent a population segment over which there is increasing competition, in view of both their contribution to education institutions and national economies, and their potential to become highly-skilled permanent immigrants in destination countries. This workshop discusses their mobility and implications at national and international scales.

Issues in Integration through Multiculturalism: National & Local Levels

Multiculturalism has taken a back seat among many countries that had once championed it. What are some of the challenges it poses as an integration approach in countries with diverse populations like Canada, Australia, and Malaysia?

Just Temporary Foreign Workers? Strategies, Interests, Rights and Outcomes

This session takes up the issue of established agriciultural and domestic foreign workers programs in Canada and two pilot projects to recruit foreign workers in China. It discusses the connections between the migration industry in this field, the rights and outcomes for the workerks themselves, alternative practices that may reduce the dependence on this workforce segment, and the impact on the local and national management of labour market needs.

Labour Market Integration: What Do Canada and Germany Have in Common?

The Integration through Qualification (IQ) Network, Germany, and International Metropolis, as part of the German-Canadian partnership for the 2020 International Metropolis Conference, are organizing this event. It is a 2h symposium facilitating exchange of policy expertise on attracting and retaining skilled immigrants in Canada and Germany, given the former's experience with the points system and Express Entry and the latter's upcoming skilled labour immigration law.

Language in the Workplace. Approaches to Linguistic Skills Formation and Employability in Canada and Australia

Language is critical in labour market integration. This workshop engages with different approaches to and practices for linguistic skills formation for the labour market.

Le Vivre-Ensemble à la Ville de Gatineau: an open and collaborative approach

Ville de Gatineau has initiated a process with local stakeholders involved in the reception and integration of newcomers to organize a Sommet du Vivre-Ensemble in 2018. Based on best practices and feedback from stakeholders, an action plan was drafted. Participants will be able to explain their role in welcoming and integrating newcomers as well as in a community where it is good to live together, report on their contribution to the process initiated by the city, and identify the successes and challenges of their daily lives.

Learning from Canada’s Syrian Refugee Resettlement Initiative (2015-2016): A dialogue among researchers, policymakers, service providers and funders.

Examine Canada’s resettlement of Syrian Refugees from 2015-2016, including its successes and challenges, as well as the experience of the refugees themselves and other relevant actors.

Lessons learned on opening labor migration pathway for refugees.

Beginning in early 2019, through novel partnerships between the provate sector, public sector and civil society, refugees are migrating through existing labour mobility pathways. This workshop is an opportunity to discuss how this worked in Canada and Australia, and how labour mobility for refugees can be expanded and applied internationally. The presenters will share lessons learned and practical guidance on implementation.

Lived Experiences: Economic Insecurity & Unwanted Patterns in Labour Market Integration in Canada

This workshop discusses the findings of research on labour market integration in Canada of racialized immigrants and refugees, as well as the state of economic insecurity among newcomers, to identify systemic patterns of discrimination and policy implications.

Longitudinal data for official immigration statistics

Highlight various challenges with producing longitudinal data to study immigration and will cover various methods being employed to address those challenges. Different data sources produced by national statistical offices will be described and examples of resulting analysis and research will be provided.

Making connections: community’s role in immigration

Explore ways in which communities can become immigration leaders and the importance of immigration in community and economic development. We will share successful initiatives and models of collaboration with significant impacts in communities and at the regional level. The future of community involvement is also examined.

Making skilled migration work through innovative support structures

Explores the support structures for qualified and labour migrants from an international perspective. Models adopted in Germany, Netherlands, Canada and Norway are analyzed in order to understand context-specific reasons in each nation for attracting, intergrating, employing and retaining skilled migrants.

Mapping Out State and Non-state Actors in Refugee Protection, Mobility and Integration

States have lately proven to be unwilling, or rather selective, actors in facilitating the mobility, integration, and protection of immigrants and refugees. This workshop maps out case studies where multiple stakeholders, including employers and corporate/private sectors, partnered to address critical issues in the management of migration and integration.

Measuring migrant vulnerability

Panelists will consider how best migrant vulnerability can be measured. They will discuss the dimensions that might comprise a measurement framework that aims at capturing migrant vulnerability.

Mediating and brokering: Canadian immigration bureaucracy and its interfaces. How policies and partnerships can restrict the design of an inclusive society.

This session is double-fold: i. it explores the role of immigration bureaucracies in shaping policymaking and its implementation, including how interactions with non-state actors have affected that role; ii. it argues for the need for strong communication and transparency between systems and community-based organizations to improve and enhance settlement and integration, and to advocate for policy change.

Meeting the healthcare needs of resettled refugees in Canada: lessons from the Syrian commitment

When Canada welcomed an historically large number of resettled refugees under the Syrian commitment beginning in November 2015, ensuring access to timely primary healthcare was a priority for resettlement agencies and private sponsors. This workshop will consist of four short presentations highlighting this issue followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience.

Mental health & refugees - when the one size fits all, fits none? How to build the right strategy

Discuss the medical needs and mental health concerns in refugee populations and the ensuing policy implications based on recent experiences of welcoming refugees. This session aims to bring light to the need for evidence based research and recommendations to support the arrival and integration of refugees and vulnerable populations in host countries.

Migrant integration in cities: learning through networks

Explore how, in a climate that is often less welcoming than in the past, cities are innovating and providing examples for others.

Migrant Smuggling & Trafficking in Persons --- Legislation, Policy, Practice

Migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons are often conflated in discourse, in particular in the context of irregular migration and increased attention to counter-terrorism. This workshop explores tensions, challenges, and data related to smuggling and trafficking in Asia, Africa, and N America, and supports understanding of how they work, and in particular their economic and social dimensions. The aim is to identify more effective policy and practice.

Migrant worker support network, British Columbia pilot

One of the key and unique initiatives that Canada has undertaken to improve worker protection is the establishment of a Migrant Worker Support Network (Network) pilot in British Columbia (BC). Announced in the Federal Budget 2018, Network members include temporary foreign workers (TFWs), migrant workers support organizations, government officials of sending countries, Government of BC representatives, independent experts, unions, industry representatives, employers, and federal government representatives. Network members collaborate on key issues to better support, protect, and empower TFWs. The Network also supports employers to understand and meet Program conditions and requirements. The Federal Government is also providing funding to non-profit organizations to these ends.

Migration & Integration Journeys to and in North America. Pull & Push Factors, Policy and Economic Context

This session brings together case studies of prominent immigration to North America, such as from Iran and Haiti, and analyses different facilitators or detractors in the mobility and integration process of these and other immigrant populations, including immigration consultants and economic booms and bust times.

Migration and Integration Management. Recent Responses to 'Crisis' Situations in Europe and N America part I

This workshop explores how states in Europe and N America have responded to migration situations that have often been qualified as 'crises', including policies, legislation, and integration approaches.

Migration and Integration Management. Recent Responses to 'Crisis' Situations in Europe and N America part II

This workshop explores how states in Europe and N America have responded to migration situations that have often been qualified as 'crises', including policies, legislation, and integration approaches.

Migration data innovation for policy: promises and challenges part I

Policymakers need timely and reliable data to understand issues surrounding migration. Big data, non-traditional sources of data, and innovative use of existing data is an opportunity to strengthen capacities and knowledge.

Migration data innovation for policy: promises and challenges part II

Policymakers need timely and reliable data to understand issues surrounding migration. Big data, non-traditional sources of data, and innovative use of existing data is an opportunity to strengthen capacities and knowledge.

Migration Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa

This workshop examines migration dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa, mapping out routes, motivations, reception practices, and implications for migration management in the region and internationally.

Migration for a sustainable future: exploring local impact of global governance

Research findings and insights on how the international dimension of the governance of migration may impact national and local levels. Explore whether and how such structures and processes may ameliorate the life of migrants and refugees and how displacement and movement may impact on local community.

Migration health - disease knows no borders. What do we do now and what can we do better?

Focus on infectious diseases in migrants and international health screening practices with a view to protect the public health in the host country and encourage continuity of care for migrants with specific health conditions.

Migration health in the global context

This session brings international leaders together to showcase the work being done on migration health and how this topic remains to be a research priority given globalization.

Models of welcoming communities

Present international approaches, taken by various levels of government, to mobilize stakeholders at the community-level, with the objective to increase the reception, integration and retention of newcomers.

Monitoring and evaluating the impacts of migration discourses, policies and programs to strengthen public confidence in migration: a multidisciplinary dialogue.

This workshop draws on the perspectives of policy makers, researchers and practitioners from the EU, UK, Canada and Australia to engage in a multidisciplinary dialogue around key questions:

  • How can we understand public attitudes and discourses around migration and their influence on democratic processes?
  • How can we make evaluation more influential in migration policy debates?
  • How do we know that programs designed to help newcomers and migrants to integrate are working and how can we disseminate learnings to influence policy and practice?
  • How do we make monitoring and evaluation in the area of migration policy and programs more relevant to the wider public and influence public debates?

National Security & Detention in US and Canada: Discourse, Policy and Practice.

This session critically examines securitization discourses, policy, and practice in Canada and in the US, which disproportionately affects immigrants and refugees, including detention, the language of resilience and queue-jumping, and border control.,

Negotiating Identities in Canada: Being Francophone in a transnational and bilingual context.

Focus on francophones and tensions between their original identity (from their home country) and their new identity in the new country, and also on their impacts and relations in diasporas and adopted country

Network Effect: Learn how local networks support immigrant employment outcomes in Germany, Canada and the US

Explores creative local initiatives in Germany, Canada, and the US to attract and retain immigrants in regions with labour shortages. Such initiative have evolved to encompass a network of NGOs, government entities, and other local leaders developing measures to tap into and fully leverage immigrants' skills.

Two workshops on Canada’s Operation Syrian Refugees (OSR): In Canada and Overseas part I

In 2015-16, Canada resettled over 25,000 Syrian refugees in under 100 days. The two workshops focus on the extraordinary work, drive, partnerships and innovations that made this possible.

The first workshop: Expedited outreach, overseas processing and transportation to Canada

Oral health care of refugees and asylum seekers in Canada: challenges and opportunities

Provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss collaborative strategies to enhance oral health care of refugees and refugee claimants in Canada.

Ottawa’s collaborative governance model for community-wide support of the settlement & integration of immigrants in Ottawa

This panel session will examine Ottawa’s collaborative governance model for building capacity to attract, settling and integrating immigrants. The focus will be on the institutional framework, structures, relationships, processes and capacities that facilitate leadership, spearhead collaborative planning and action, and promote innovation.

Overcoming barriers to immigrant entrepreneurship: practical & regulatory solutions

For many new immigrants, entrepreneurship is a source of gainful employment and financial stability. The goal of this workshop is to analyze the challenges in the entrepreneurial world (such as credit histories) and deliberate potential solutions to these obstacles.

Pathways to employment - the latest policy approaches for migrant professionals in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway

Comparative policy approaches and pathways for qualification recognition and labour market integration of skilled migrants in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway

Permanent resident status for highly skilled foreign workers in Canada

Analyzes the current immigration system in Canada and how, despite the equal promise of Permanent Residency, some immigrant groups are more poised to attain PR over other groups. The impact of these policies on different high-skilled migrant groups is examined.

Political incorporation of immigrants: interdisciplinary perspectives

Cross-disciplinary discussion on voting and political integration of immigrants, focusing on what research has to say to policy makers about the successful political incorporation of immigrants.

Pratique inclusives et action municipale au Quebec (Inclusive practices and municipal action in Quebec)

(in french) As the front-line workers on the reception and integration of immigrants, cities have a better understanding of the needs of this group and the strategies to tackle them. This presentation will highlight models for inclusion that have been adopted in cities across Quebec. "

Psychological well-being and socio-academic experience of refugee and immigrant students: the challenges to be addressed by school workers

Focus on challenges to be addressed by the school system and school workers in order to promote the well-being and the integration of this population.

Public Confidence in Migration --- Who's to Blame and What to Do?

Recent waves of populism, economic insecurity, and stress on public services have emboldened discourses, policy, and practice that weaken public confidence in the benefits of migration and in the capacity of governments to govern it to support well-being for all, whether in well-established immigration countries like Canada and US, or in other parts of the world like SOuth Korea and Ban gladesh. This workshop analyzes such trends in specific contexts, identifying ways in which public sentiment can be addressed positively and the role different stakeholders play in thsi endeavour.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP): Success through Partnership and Collaboration

The workshop showcases how multi-level collaboration and ongoing consultations with stakeholders is making AIPP a success. It brings together stakeholders from IRCC, provincial immigration departments, and Settlement Provider Organizations (SPOs) to share with the group how ongoing consultations and collaborations are working to make the AIPP successful.

Putting family first: implications for migration and integration policy and practice

Explores the settlement and integration of migrants taking a ground-up perspective, with special focus given to the role of the family for integration, including themes such children and youth, gender, work and community.

Raising Our Game: Communicating to Counter Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

What works and what doesn’t, when it comes to communicating for pluralist societies? A cross-section of practitioners will discuss key challenges and strategies for communicating for welcome and inclusion, and audience members will be invited to share context and strategies in their own countries. Topics include: the strengths and limitations of rights-based communications, framing progressive messaging, sector constraints, and building capacity for communications.

Recent trends in foreign qualification recognition and immigrant labour force inclusion

Highlights FQR-Foreign qualification recognition- and immigrant inclusion in Ontario’s regulated professions, with a focus on recent changes, trends, and challenges facing immigrant labour market integration

Red Cross and Red Crescent response to Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh

This panel discussion pertains to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. The rise in capacity of the Bangladesh Red Cresent Society (BDRDS) and the contributions of Canadian Red Cross (CRC) to the effort are analyzed. Panel discussion

Refugee & Immigrant Rights: From Humanitarian Action to Mobility to Workplace.

This session focuses on immigrant and refugee rights across a spectrum of domains, from humanitarian action in the Mediteranean to how poverty has an impact on the management of free mobility among EU citizens, to accommodation at the workplace in Canada.

Refugee economic integration: context, barriers and solutions

Integration of refugees and displaced persons into the labour market is challenging process. Each presenter offers a different lens to conceptualize the issue.

Refugees as economic migrants and the development of complementary pathways for refugees

This session discusses recent efforts in support of refugees migrating to Canada through economic immigration pathways, includig ways to open up opportunities for refugees to connect with employers and empower them to navigate the immigration process. Panelists share their experiences in this innovative area, as well as discuss how common conceptions of refugees as dependents in need of assistance are being challenged in favour of recognition of tehir economic contributions.

Remittances & Development: Evidence in a Contested Nexus

Critically examines the nexus between remittances and development, offering case studies for discussion that cast light on whether there is any causal link and to what extent policies and discourses in the field of development through remittances are supported by evidence.

Return Migration in Question: (In)voluntary Processes & Policy Implications

This workshop critically discusses case studies and strategies of return migration, the connection to citizenship, and the impact voluntary and forced practices have on policy and on immigrants and refuegees themselves and their intention to re-migrate.

Settlement outcomes of newly-arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugee families in Australia, Canada and New Zealand

This research pertaints to settlement experiences and outcomes for refugees from Syria and Iraq in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Social Determinants & Systemic Contexts for Immigrant and Refugee Healthcare in Canada

This session focuses on the healthcare system in Canada and analyses critical policy and practice aspects of access to and equity of healthcare by and for immigrant and refugee populations, within the context of specific needs.

Social Inclusion & Participation: Community Action and Self-Agency

This workshop discusses the role of social inclusion in immigrants' and refugees' integration and explores best practices and programs that involve community in supporting in this goal.

Social inclusion and refugee integration: lessons learned

Examine responses to the Syrian civil war crisis of 2015 and resulting refugee flows by evaluating cases of integration – or lack thereof – in Canada, Germany, and Central Europe. The cultural, scholarly and professional diversity of the discussants offers a wide range of analyses of the local population’s ability to respond to large inflows of refugees and measures for improvement in policy and practice.

State & Non-state Actors in Attracting & Retaining Newcomers Outside the Big Cities and in Non-Traditional Immigrant Regions

Explores policy and practice that aim at attracting and retaining immigrants and refugees in small and medium-sized cities located in areas that are not traditionally known as arrival destinations.

Labour market integration of newcomer women from the perspective of Canada, Turkey and Germany

Discussion and review of the effectiveness of targeted programs for the labour market integration of newcomer women, including visible minority and refugee women, through the perspectives of Canada, Turkey and Germany.

Student migration and their labor market integration in Canada and selected EU Member States part II

Investigates and compares the policy frameworks for international students in both Canada and Europe, concerning immigration regulations as well as the labour market integration of the students after they have completed their studies.

Surviving and thriving after genocide: lessons learned from the Yazidi resettlement

This workshop explores lessons learned from the Yazidi resettlement, with a focus on both the trauma and violence informed care (TVIC) in this process and the subsequent aspects of secondary traumatization of service providers. Recommendations will be made for the implementation of TVIC as a best practice within the context of resettlement and integration.

Syrian Refugee Settlement: What to Repeat and What Not to

This workshop discusses aspects related to policy and practice in the settlement of Syrian refugees, focusing on lessons learnt and challenges ahead.

Tale of two cities: a transpacific partnership challenging current refugee and migrant narratives

Discusses the transnational IGNITE Program, which is a joint venture between Australia’s Settlement Services International (SSI) and the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC). IGNITE shows the benefits of migration through programs that invest in entrepenurship and startups.

Technological solutions to immigration problems: Balancing the Opportunities and the Risks

Technologies like automation and artificial intelligence (AI) hold much promise as a means of addressing key immigration challenges, such as improving immigrant selection, speeding application processing, and enhancing client service. However, along with benefits, these technologies bring new issues and risks: technical, legal and ethical. This workshop will provide an overview of how countries around the globe are using technology in their immigrant management and selection systems, explore the ways in which technology can jeopardize the privacy and human rights of immigrants and refugees, and outline Canada’s approach to leveraging automation and AI responsibly in processing visitor applications.

The attraction and retention of migrant talent: trends, experiences and approaches part I

2 moderated discussion panels — look at current trends and best practises. Panelists include professors, CEOs and presidents of businesses.

The attraction and retention of migrant talent: trends, experiences and approaches part II

2 moderated discussion panels — look at current trends and best practises. Panelists include professors, CEOs and presidents of businesses.

The business of settlement

Leaders from different countries will share their personal experiences in the evolution of their countries’ settlement sectors, and they will share challenges and success in a business where they must meet a number of stakeholders' expectations – those who buy services (government), customers (immigrants and refugees) and stakeholders (community at large)

The challenges of working with migrants in an international context.

(in french) This presentation aims to show that assistance for migrants not only happens once they reach the host country, but also before, in international contexts, or when migrants are in limbo. The goal of the panel is to present different international contexts of aid intervention for migrants, and to highlight the different actors who offer this help.

The economic and innovation outcomes of STEM immigrants

Examine the economic contribution of STEM immigrants by comparing their relative economic outcomes and innovation activities in both Canada and the USA, relative to the native born population. It will discuss the observed differences against the backdrop of the different immigration policies.

The FIN Program and other initiatives to break the barriers to immigrant workforce integration.

Presents the Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program and a multicultural peer mentoring program as models that promote diversity and inclusion in the work force and sets the tone for the economic integration of immigrants (71% from visible minority groups) by offering work experience within the public sector, supported by mentoring and training. The experience that newcomers gain, combined with the supports they receive, allows them to journey more confidently toward their long-term career goals, facilitates workplace integration, and can increase chances of job retention and professional growth.

The Forcibly Displaced in War, Conflict, Poverty. Case Studies for the International Community Reflection

This workshop considers case studies that serve as lessons learnt for policy-makers and practitioners concerned with protecting the forcibly displaced in contexts of conflict and war in different parts of the world. It also deals with how poverty and discrimination can lead to forced displacement and require refugee protection.

The impact of global compact on local communities and refugees

Examine the role of local governments on service provision, refugee protection, and migrant integration.

The inclusive city: envisioning municipal infrastructure options for immigrant integration

Four presentations that analyze the growth of municipal offices in Canada and the United States, and their impact on on migrant intergration. Particular focus will be paid given to what lessons can be learnt, and what challenges remain to be addressed.

The local dimensions of GCM implementation

The panel will be hosted by Canada, and will provide a forum to discuss the benefits of a “whole-of-society” approach to implementation, with a particular focus on the engagement of local authorities and civil society organizations. This discussion is intended to help bridge divides between global policy discussions and local realities and between civil society, local authorities and national governments.

The next generation: economic and social outcomes of the children of immigrants in Canada and Israel

This presentation addresses the problems with measuring the success of migration through second-generation immigrants.

The Problem of Credentials for Skilled Immigrants in Canada. What Can Be Done?

This session problematizes the issue of foreign education and work credentials in the Canadian immigration system, discussing aspects related to devaluation through transfer and impact on the labour market integration and on the Canadian economy.

The promise of migration and the promise of violence: the Somali youth experience

Good health among immigrants and their lower reliance on the healthcare system in Canada is well-documented, however it is not experienced universally, with Somali youth disproportionately affected by violence. This session will present data on violent injuries in immigrant youth with a focus on documenting the scope of violence in Somali immigrants in Ontario, Canada.

The question of refugee integration in transit and destination countries

The collection of papers in the proposed panel focus on future settlement trajectories of refugee populations, accommodation, mental health and wellness needs of refugees together with host populations’ attitudes towards refugees and integration policies to facilitate a well-rounded discussion on the question of refugee integration in transit and destination countries

The UNHCR’s cities of solidarity: the experience in the Americas

Discuss the impact of cities on migrants, with a focus on the UNHCR’s Cities of Solidarity project and the Cities #WithRefugees initiative. The session will examine challenges and successes in city-level integration of refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs, and stateless persons.

Thinking outside the box: innovative pathways to refugee employment

Representatives from refugee-receiving communities discuss innovative models developed to ease refugee pathways to employment and support the invaluable work of employment counsellors and settlement workers.

Training is not enough. Policy, evaluation, and lived experiences, and what works to settle LGBTQ+ newcomers

Training to settlement organizations on how to be sensitive to LGBTQ+ populations may be necessary, but it is not sufficient to achieve high degrees of success with LGBTQ+ refugees and immigrants. The workshop examines how high-level international policy must work in concert with settlement organizations, RAP sponsorship groups, and lived lives, by presenting policy research, quantitative data on the impact of various techniques, plus qualitive video research on the impacts on people’s lives.

Transcultural aspect of genocide, trauma and treatment of Yazidi

The international panel explains the interaction of cultural and psycho-social factors, and discusses strategies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative exposure therapy with Yazidi adolescents and children and trauma-informed care approaches that can support transcultural mental health care for survivors of war, gender-based violence, and collective trauma.

Transnationalism twenty years on part I

The social and economic dynamics within transnational communities is explored, with the desire to advance theories of transnatioanlism in the context of contemporary migration.

Transnationalism twenty years on part II

The social and economic dynamics within transnational communities is explored, with the desire to advance theories of transnatioanlism in the context of contemporary migration.

Trauma, Resilience & Mental Health in Immigrant & Refugee Populations in Canada

This workshop discusses the state of affairs related to how trauma and mental health of immigrant and refugee populations in Canada inform settlement and integration practices, the gaps in services, but also stories of resilience and success in this field.

Urban citizenship and intercultural integration: mobility and rights in the era of super-diversity

The ultimate aim of a growing number of cities is to enable undocumented migrants to life dignified lives but also to contribute to the local communities and prepare, as it may be, to perhaps one day to become citizens, or to lead meaningful and productive lives in their future countries of residence, including countries of origin. However, because each are doing this within the specificities of different national jurisdictions as well as different local economic, demographic and political contexts, the routes and methods being adopted are many and varied.

Using technology to empower credential recognition

The recognition of skills, credentials, and qualifications can be critical to the integration process. Migrants are increasingly likely to have post-secondary qualifications, skills, and work experience that are in demand in the host country. However, refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons are often at a disadvantage because they have fled suddenly and cannot access documentation to prove their qualifications. This workshop demonstrates how technology is being creatively deployed to eliminate this barrier to integration.

Welcoming the stranger: The 2018 multi-sectoral approach to Canadian Blended Visa Officer Referral (BVOR) community refugee resettlement in Canada

This workshop asks key actors to reflect on a) the success of multi-sectoral partnerships in the response to BVOR 2018; and b) what success for BVOR sponsorship policy and practice could look like in the future, both in Canada and globally.

What Comes with Multiculturalism. Critical Accounts on Culture & Social Cohesion

This workshop discusses how challenges related to cultural accommodation and social cohesion in multicultural societies are engaged with at local and national levels.

What Counts or What Should Count? Integration Trajectories for Immigrant & Refugee Women across the World

This workshop explores settlement outcomes of immigrant and refugee women in Canada and in other parts of the world, with the aim to identify patterns that can support policymakers and practitioners in their task to address specific needs.

Wrap around family settlement

A unique approach to addressing settlement needs of vulnerable refugee women and their children. Presenters will discuss how a nontraditional partnership addresses settlement services gaps such as lack of: service for young children, family unit approach, continuation of support, and barriers such as: literacy, and access.

Youth Identity and Intersectionality --- A Critical Issue in Integration

Immigrant and refugee youth are confronted with specific challenges in their integration journeys, which relate to the unique combination of their identities and how systems in place in the destination country can address such challenges. This workshop discusses both such challenges and programs that maximize their benefits for the newcomer youth community.

Two workshops on Canada’s Operation Syrian Refugees (OSR): Overseas operations and In-Canada welcome. part II

The second workshop: Arrivals, Welcome Centers, and first weeks in Canada.