This year will mark 25 years since the first National Metropolis (Metropolis Canada) conference was held. Today, Metropolis Canada is by far the country’s largest annual gathering of immigrant service providers, policy makers and researchers. It’s thanks to so many of you who come to the Conference each year that we’ve remained the country’s premier event on key issues around immigration, integration and settlement. Over twenty-five years of conversation together, we’ve created an unprecedented body of work on migration. This anniversary offers us an important opportunity to take stock of how immigration, integration and settlement have evolved over time and reflect upon what the future might hold. It also comes at a pivotal time with the country admitting record numbers of newcomers as our world navigates elevated degrees of economic and political and environmental uncertainty.
Please join us in Ottawa at Westin from March 16-18th 2023 for the annual Metropolis Canada Conference: “25 YEARS OF CONVERSATION ON MIGRATION: OUR LEGACY, OUR FUTURE”. We fully expect this will be the largest Metropolis Canada Conference to date.
The call for proposals aims to cover the widest possible range of topics on immigration, integration, inclusion and identities. As always, immigrant service providers, policy makers and researchers and other key stakeholders from across Canada will have the opportunity to hold in-depth conversations about emerging policy needs, best practices share the latest data and research findings so we can all leverage the vast knowledge that has been cultivated from our Metropolis network to move the immigration conversation forward.