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WORKSHOP BLOCK A
THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

International students have been highlighted by Canadian policy as prospective and highly successful skilled workers. This workshop provides a platform for experts in the fields of immigration and education in Canada and abroad to discuss innovations in meeting the challenges that these students face in their transition from temporary to permanent residence status and their integration into the Canadian labour force.

Shunxian (Cindy) Ou

Howard Duncan

Melissa Fama, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Lesleyanne Hawthorne, University of Melbourne, Australia

Diana MacKay, Carleton University, Canada

Simon Morris-Lange, Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR), Germany

Diana Ning, York University, Canada

Leah Nord, Canadian Bureau for International Education, Canada

Shunxian (Cindy) Ou, York University, Canada

Timothy Owen, World Education Services, Canada

Gunjan Sondhi, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore

Howard Duncan

Subnational Governments and the Integration of Imm igrants and Refugees:
Facing New Challenges


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WORKSHOP BLOCK A
THURSDAY , MARCH 3 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Almost half of economic class immigrants (along with their dependants) to Canada are selected by provincial/territorial governments.

On integration, the Quebec government administers federally-funded settlement services. Most provincial governments and some of the largest cities also provide various settlement services. In some provinces certain services are open to migrants ― e.g. refugee claimants ― who are not eligible for federally-funded services. P/T and municipal governments also have links with community organizations that deliver settlement services. This workshop will discuss the implications of this growth of multi-level and multi-partner governance in this field, with a particular emphasis on the impact of the recent increase in refugee flows to Canada and Germany.

Leslie Seidle, Forum of Federations

Mireille Paquet, Concordia University
Overview of The Role of Subnational Governments in Canadian Immigration and Integration

Els de Graauw, City University of New York
Immigrant-serving Organizations and City Governments in the United States

Jan Schneider, Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration
German Governments’ Responses to the Recent Flow of Refugees

WORKSHOP BLOCK B
THURSDAY, MARCH 3 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

This workshop will present the research findings and final report by Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights, which examines the experiences of LGBT refugee claimants and refugees living in the GTA and the experiences of community service providers working with these communities. A total of 92 asylum seekers and refugees participated in this study. The research for this report was conducted over the period from 2012 – 2014. The implementation of Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act in December 2012 resulted in significant impacts on refugees and immigrants. Our research indicates that these changes have also had a particular and disproportionately negative impact on LGBT claimants. The report makes 37 recommendations that point to a need for systemic change.

Nancy Nicol, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, PI Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights

Alexander Vadala, Senior Coordinator, Policy and Research, OCASI (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants)

Nick Mulé, School of Social Work, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

Craig A. Cromwell, Refugee Settlement Coordinator, Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

Kathleen Gamble, PhD candidate, York University

Nancy Nicol, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, PI Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights

Debbie Douglas, Executive Director, OCASI (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants)

WORKSHOP BLOCK A
THURSDAY, MARCH 3 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Due to recent changes in the Canadian international education and immigration policies, international students (IS) are perceived as the “ideal immigrants” due to their education, language and work experience. This workshop focuses on their journey transitioning into the Ontario labour market: IS, universities, and employers’ experiences and perspectives.

Amira El Masri, Faculty of Education, York University

Dr. Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Faculty of Education, York University

Dr. Kelly Thomson, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
Transitioning International Students into Ontario: Employers’ Experiences

Fenella Amarasinghe
Career Development Plan and Implementation Process: Case Study from Ryerson University

Amira El Masri, Faculty of Education, York University
Transitioning International Students into Ontario: International Students’ Experiences

Dr. Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Faculty of Education, York University
Transitioning International Students into Ontario: Universities’ Experiences

Tracking the Trends with the Census/NHS: How imm igration and diversity research can contribute to settlement and integration within Canada


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WORKSHOP BLOCK A
THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

The Canadian Census is an important decision-making tool for both policy and programs that are focused on immigrant settlement and integration in Canada. This workshop will highlight Census/NHS research and discuss what the future holds for immigration research, with the inclusion of immigration category on the 2016 Census.

Lorna Jantzen, Research and Evaluation, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada

Rene Houle, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division, Statistics Canada
Linguistic Assimilation of Immigrant Groups in Canada: The Long View

Dan Hiebert, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
Canada’s Social Atlas

Nona Grandea, Integration and Foreign Credential Recognition, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada
The Importance of Census/Nhs for Policy Making at the Federal Level and What it Means to Have Immigration Category Available from the 2016 Census

Lorna Jantzen, Research and Evaluation, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada
Tracking the Trends from the Past and Into the Future

Social connections: A pull-factor for attraction and retention of newcomers


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WORKSHOP BLOCK B
THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

In the competition for attracting global talent many national governments, including Canada, are capitalizing on social connections as a pull factor to advance their immigration goals. This workshop will examine a renewed interest in social connections as a strategic approach to attracting and retaining immigrants to local communities.

Vesna Radulovic, Integration-FCRO, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Katarina Stephenson, Director, Integration-FCRO Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Helping Immigrants Succeed: an FPT Partnership for Improving Newcomers’ Settlement and Integration Outcomes

Fei Tang, Manager of Community Connections Mentorship Program (CCMP), CultureLink Settlement &
Community Services, Toronto
It Takes a Village to Make Newcomers Feel Belong

Carla Valle-Painter, Research and Evaluation, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Social Networks and Engagement and Immigrants’ Well-being

Eleni Galatsanou, Research Associate, Rural Development Institute Brandon University, Manitoba and
Dr. Kim Lemky, A/Director, Rural Development Institute, Brandon University
Immigration Settlement Services and Gaps in the Western Region (Co-presented with Wiliam Ashton)

Citizenship: Finding the Balance


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WORKSHOP BLOCK C
FRIDAY, MARCH 4th - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The Conservative Government made citizenship “harder to get and easier to lose” through legislative and policy changes. CIC operational data shows a decline in naturalization rates, with application rates also falling. This session will assess the impact of these changes and discuss changes needed to ensure an appropriate balance between making citizenship accessible while maintaining program integrity.

Andrew Griffith, author of Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote and former DG, Citizenship and Multiculturalism, CIC

Elke Winter, Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa
Media and Parliamentary Discourse During C-24 Citizenship Hearings

Audrey Macklin, Professor and Chair in Human Rights Law, University of Toronto (Alternate: Carmen Cheung, former BCCLA )
Legal Perspectives on C-24 Citizenship Act

Aline Hélène Merlette, Coordinator of Orientation Program and Stephen Beaupré, Civic Engagement Specialist, Centre francophone de Toronto
Experience and Lessons Learned from Providing Citizenship Preparation Courses

Andrew Griffith, author of Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote and former DG, Citizenship and Multiculturalism, CIC
Making Citizenship “Harder to Get and Easier to Lose”

Indexing Imm igrant Integration in Canada: Analysis and Presentation of Data


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WORKSHOP BLOCK C
FRIDAY, MARCH 4th - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This workshop will explore examples of immigrant outcome measurement by addressing factors that underlie successful immigrant integration and how best this can be measured in Canada. Panelists will make recommendations to establish weighting procedures for indicators and showcase how data presentation can be user-friendly for the widest number of consumers.

Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration (a Division of ACS)

Nazih Nasrallah and Ann Balasubramaniam, Canadian Institute on Identities and Migration /Association for Canadian Studies
What’s the Score: The Big Empirical Questions in the Construction of an Immigrant Integration Index

Tasha Truant, Goss Gilroy Inc.
How Qualitative Methods can be Used to Measure Immigrant Integration

Li Xu, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada
Skills and Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants

Lorna Jantzen, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada
Examining Education - Occupation Match Rates of Immigrants in Broad Immigration Categories: Results from the 2011 National Household Survey – Immigration Landing File Linkage Database

Christian Bourque, Leger Marketing
Integrating Public Opinion Indicators in Indices: Are Polling Numbers too “Nervous” or “Epidermic”

Newcomer Women and Entrepreneurship Opportunities


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WORKSHOP BLOCK C
FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This panel will examine the many contributing factors to the success of women entrepreneurs in Canada. The presentations will collectively consider the opportunities, challenges and strategies women entrepreneurs have deployed to ensure success for their businesses.

The presentations will also highlight resources and programs available to support women as they start their business ventures.

Elizabeth Lim, ACCES Employment

Irene Sihvonen, Senior Director, Services and Organizational Development, ACCES Employment
Supporting Newcomer Women to Start their Own Business

Ellen Austin, HR Business Partner, BDC
Contributions of Women to the Canadian Business Landscape

Aída Ulloa, Founder, CEO , ANIMA CREATIVE (Entrepreneur)
No Pain, No Gain: Starting My Business in Toronto

Sarah Wayland, Project Lead, Global Hamilton, Economic Development Division, Planning &
Economic Development Dept., City of Hamilton

Seamless Service fr om Pre-to-Post Arrival in Canada


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WORKSHOP BLOCK D
FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

The proposed panel will consider how the sector can ensure service continuity as it pertains to providing key labour market information and preparation in a pre-arrival setting. The panel will examine a continuum model enabled by technology to provide successful programs online, serving immigrants much earlier on and increasing their job search success.

Ada Wong, ACCES Employment

Sue Sadler, Senior Director, Services and Program Development, ACCES Employment
Model of Bridging Program Service and Adaptation to an Online Environment

Markus van Aardt, Business Communication Consultant
Importance of Business Communication and Canadian Context

Maha Surani, Sr. Program Officer/Stakeholder
Engagement, Canadian Immigrant Integration Program

Seamless Service fr om Pre-to-Post Arrival in Canada


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WORKSHOP BLOCK D
FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

The proposed panel will consider how the sector can ensure service continuity as it pertains to providing key labour market information and preparation in a pre-arrival setting. The panel will examine a continuum model enabled by technology to provide successful programs online, serving immigrants much earlier on and increasing their job search success.

Ada Wong ACCES Employment

Sue Sadler, Senior Director, Services and Program Development, ACCES Employment
Model of Bridging Program Service and Adaptation to an Online Environment

Markus van Aardt, Business Communication Consultant
Importance of Business Communication and Canadian Context

Maha Surani, Sr. Program Officer/Stakeholder
Engagement, Canadian Immigrant Integration Program

WORKSHOP BLOCK D
THURSDAY, MARCH 4TH - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

This workshop suggests a two-fold approach to integration trajectories of immigrant families. First, integration is viewed as the fluid process that extends from newcomers’ initial reception to their deep involvement in the receiving society. Second, is an examination of inter-sectionality through interrelated themes: policy, children, violence against women, labour, and community support.

Mojgan Rahbari-Jawoko

Leslie Nichols, Ryerson University

Gertrude Mianda, York University
Francophone African Immigrant Women in Toronto and Ottawa: The Difficult Quest for Economic Integration

Suzanne Huot, University of Western Ontario
The Shifting Value of Linguistic Capital Upon the Daily Occupations of French-speaking Immigrants in Francophone Minority Communities

David B MacDonald, University of Guelph
Where are Canada’s Pakeha? Modelling Indigenous Settler Bi-National Identities in Canada

Camila Rivas-Garrido, MA student, University of Guelph
Postcolonial Realities, Continuing Indigenous Struggles and the Racial Contract in Canada

Leslie Nichols, Ryerson University
Unemployed Immigrant Women in Neo-liberal Canada: An Intersectional Analysis of Social Well-being

Mojgan Rahbari-Jawoko

Institutional Solutions for Extending Services to Uninsured/Non-Status Communities: Research, Advocacy and Service Innovations


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WORKSHOP BLOCK E
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH - 11:00 Am to 12:30 pm

Uninsured/non-status families continue to face multiple barriers to services. Workshop presenters will share about research, advocacy and service innovations/partnerships that have been mobilized in Toronto to extend vital healthcare and other services to uninsured/non-status communities. Institutional strategies for replicating and expanding on these successes will be discussed.

Sideeka Narayan, Nurse and Manger of Health with Dignity initiative, Access Alliance

Yogendra B. Shakya

Dr. Michaela Hynie, Associate Professor, York University and member of Network on Uninsured Clients
Partnering for Equity: Advocacy, Knowledge and Access through the Network for Uninsured Clients

Anna Pancham, Health Equity Specialist, Access and Equity, Toronto Public Health
Implementing a Sanctuary City Policy from a Public Health Perspective.

Manavi Handa, Midwife Lecturer, Ryerson University, Founding partner West End Midwives and
Sideeka Narayan, Nurse and Manger of Health with Dignity initiative, Access Alliance
Providing Health Care to the Undocumented And Non-Insured: A Community-Based Partnership Model

From the “Big Shift” to the “Big Return”? Election 2015 Mainstreaming of Ethnic Votes


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WORKSHOP BLOCK E
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH - 11:00 Am to 12:30 pm

The 2015 election increased visible minority representation, from 10 in 2011 to 14 percent. The much vaunted Conservative ethnic outreach failed to stem the Liberal tide. Drawing on election results, polling data and the language used by political parties and media, this session will analyze lessons learnt from the 2015 election, and contrast these with Toronto municipal politics.

Andrew Griffith, Author, Commentator and Blogger

Chris Cochrane, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and
Andrea Perrelli, Wilfrid Laurier University & Chris Cochrane
The Diversity of the “Immigrant Vote” in Canada: 2006-15

Ranjit Bhaskar, Election Desk Editor, New Canadian Media
The End Of Silo Journalism: Mainst reaming of Ethnic Media — Ethnic Media is the New Mainstream

Samantha Jackson, PhD Student, Political Science - Comparative Public Policy, McMaster University
Why So Few? Assessing the Electoral Representation of Minorities in Canadian Local Politics?

Andrew Griffith, Author, Commentator and Blogger
The “Big Shift” or the “Big Return”? The 2015 Election and Visible Minority Voters

Intersectional approaches to youth identity, integration and resilience: Gender, migration and culture


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WORKSHOP BLOCK E
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

This interdisciplinary workshop will showcase current research on the integration, identity and resilience of immigrant youth and the young-adult children of immigrants. Participants will explore these themes from an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach and through diverse theoretical perspectives. Particular attention will be given to social support and capital, and the social determinants of health, including social, educational and equity policy and practice.

Fernando Nunes, Mount Saint Vincent University

Nazilla Khanlou, York University

Esra Ari, The University of Western Ontario
Multicultural Ideology: An Antidote to Racism or Untouched Inequalities? A Comparative Study of Second-Generation Jamaicans and Second-Generation Portuguese in Toronto

Luz Maria Vazquez and Nazilla Khanlou
Cultural Identity and Resilience of Latino Youth in Canada

Fernando Nunes, Mount Saint Vincent University
Segmented Integration and Attitudes Towards Ethnic Heritage, Cultural Maintenance and Community: The Case of Portuguese-Canadian Young Adults

Attia Khan and Nazilla Khanlou, York University
An Intersectionality-Informed Scoping Review of the Literature on Resilience, Mental Health and the Social Determinants of Health amongst Migrant Youth in Canada

International students, migrants and settlers in Canada


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WORKSHOP BLOCK E
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

International students are amongst the fastest growing migrant populations in the Global North, yet remain understudied. Drawing on data from interviews with international students and stakeholders in Canada and beyond, this panel investigates emerging migration patterns. It engages with debates around students’ geographic and social mobility and offers policy recommendations and invitations for further research.

Katarina Koleva, Carleton University

Golbon Moltaji, University of Ottawa

Sinziana Chira, Dalhousie University

Katarina Koleva, Carleton University
Should They Stay or Should They Go? Examining the Case of International Students at Concordia University in Montreal

Golbon Moltaji, University of Ottawa
Investigating Student Mobility as an Immigration Issue

Sinziana Chira, Dalhousie University
Before and After: Hopes, Dreams and Volatile Realities for Atlantic Canada’s International Students

Dr. Chedly Belkhodja, Concordia University

Social Innovation in the Global Refugee Crisis: The Lifeline Syria Challenge at Toronto’s Universities


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WORKSHOP BLOCK F
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Partnering with Lifeline Syria, in 2015 Ryerson, OCAD, the University of Toronto and York University joined together to unite their campuses and promote student experiential learning in response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria by engaging in an ambitious and ongoing refugee sponsorship project. Representatives from each will discuss and reflect upon this exciting and innovative project.

John Carlaw, Project Lead - Syria and Refugee Awareness Initiative, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

Wendy Cukier, Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Ryerson University; Founder, Ryerson Lifeline Syria Challenge
A Challenge Worth Setting: The Founding and Expansion of the Ryerson Lifeline Syria Challenge

Samantha Jackson, Ryerson Lifeline Syria Challenge, PhD Candidate
Mobilizing the Ryerson Campus for the Lifeline Syria Challenge

Pierre-André Thériault Barrister and Solicitor PhD Student, Refugee Sponsorship Support Program Coordinator, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Legal Education, Teaching and Service: The Refugee Sponsorship Support Program & the Lifeline Syria Challenge

John Carlaw, Project Lead - Syria and Refugee Awareness Initiative, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
Tentanda Via: The Way Must Be Tried: Innovation and Collaboration in the Lifeline Syria Challenge at York University

Accessing Education and Training: Challenges in the Filipino Community


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WORKSHOP BLOCK F
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The settlement experiences of the Filipino community in Canada have often created specific challenges for both immigrants and their children in terms of accessing post-secondary education. This panel will explore the educational and training pathways of both young Filipino-Canadians and those who have arrived through the Live-In Caregiver Program.

Philip Kelly, York University

Ethel Tungohan, York University

Christa Sato, University of Calgary
Filipino-Canadian Men and their Pathways to University

Philip Kelly, York University, Jennilee Austria, Writer and Settlement Worker and Don Wells, McMaster University
Immigration Trajectories and Youth Post-Secondary Pathways in the Filipino Community

Ethel Tungohan, York University, Rupa Banerjee, Ryerson University, and Petronila Cleto, Gabriela
Caregiver Access to Education and Training

Chris Monahan, Community Hubs Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Government of Ontario

WORKSHOP BLOCK F
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This workshop contextualizes migration at the intersections of labour, art and social change. It is well recognized that immigrants are confronted with fewer opportunities for engagement with and access to the arts. Yet, the role of art and language in immigrant narratives and corresponding emergent art forms/aesthetics should be viewed as a key to social inclusion.

Latha Sukumar, LL.B, M.A., MCIS Language Services, Executive Director

Min Sook Lee, Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), Assistant Professor, Art & Social Change, Documentary Filmmaker and Evelyn Encalada Grez, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Assistant Professor, Activist
Changing the Frame on Migrant Worker Justice through Documentary Praxis

Carolina Alfaro de Carvalho, Multimedia translator
Crossing The Language Barrier – Inclusion and Engagement of Immigrant Communities Through Art

Nadia Caidi, Ph.D, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, Associate Professor
Social Inclusion in a Digital World: Rethinking Traditional Measures

Sanjay Shahani and Ikem Opara, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Strategy Lead. Inspired People
Ontario Trillium Foundation: Connected People and Inspired People

Eliana Trinaistic, MIST, MCIS Language Service, Social Impact Manager
Supplementing the Core Mission with Program Design: Documentaries for Change

Sanctuary City in Toronto: Challenges and Opportunities


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WORKSHOP BLOCK G
SATURDAY, MARCH 5 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

This workshop explores whether Sanctuary City policy in Toronto effectively protects and promotes the well-being of undocumented migrants in the GTA . Drawn from civil society, government, and academia, panelists will discuss the experiences undocumented migrants, community service organizations (CSOs), city representatives, and other stakeholders have had with Sanctuary City policy.

Graham Hudson, Associate Professor, Dep’t of Criminology, Ryerson

Idil Atak, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminology, Ryerson

Charity-Ann Hannan, PhD Cand., Policy Studies, Ryerson University
Sanctuary Cities and Inter-Governmental Jurisdictions

Loly Rico, Co-Chair, FCJ Refugee Centre
Sanctuary City Toronto and the FCJ Refugee Centre: Past, Present and Future

Fenicia Lewis-Dowlin, Senior Policy & Research Officer, City of Toronto
Access T.O. in Policy and Practice

Graham Hudson, Associate Professor, Dep’t of Criminology, Ryerson
Is Sanctuary City Working in Toronto? An Empirical Study

Idil Atak, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminology, Ryerson
Sanctuary City: A Human Rights Based and Ethical Approach to Undocumented Migrants

Meeting Objectives for Syrian Refugees: Comparing Policy and Practice in Canada, Germany and Australia


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WORKSHOP BLOCK A
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Germany, Canada and Australia have been supporting the admission of Syrian refugees into their countries and seeking broader solutions to the global refugee crisis. The three counties have encountered important challenges in accommodating the numbers of refugees in terms of the selection and admission process, ensuring that adequate resources are in place, that the services can be delivered effectively and that social harmony is preserved. The geographic situations of the three countries create differences in particular around issues of border control. Experts from Australia, Germany and Canada will compare the challenges faced by the countries, identify potential opportunities for learning from the respective experiences and discuss areas for cooperation.

Shunxian (Cindy) Ou

Howard Duncan

Simon Morris-Lange, Deputy Head of Research, SVR

Elke Winter, Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa

Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne, University of Melbourne

Australia’s Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis - P olicy Issues

Ayman Al-Yassini, Chair of the Board, Association for Canadian Studies, Coordinating Member, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, RSD Expert with UNHC R, and former CEO/Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Accessibility of mental health services available to imm immigrants in the Peterborough and surrounding areas

POSTERS PRESENTATION
MARCH 3 to 5 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

This paper focuses on the mental health of immigrants in the Peterborough and surrounding areas, and aims to identify whether there exists a disparity in the access to mental health services between immigrants and the general population, and then examines the systemic barriers that may be responsible.

Nurun Chowdhury (MA, CCRP)

Simon Morris-Lange, Deputy Head of Research, SVR
Elke Winter, Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa
Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne, University of Melbourne
Australia’s Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis - P olicy Issues
Ayman Al-Yassini, Chair of the Board, Association for Canadian Studies, Coordinating Member, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, RSD Expert with UNHC R, and former CEO/Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation

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