Local Immigration Partnership Conference

The 2012 Local Immigration Partnership Conference was held in Toronto from February 8-10. It brought together researchers, delegates from organizations and municipalities involved in delivery of the LIPs and government officials.  The goals of the conference were to learn from research studies, to discuss challenges and strategies for action, and to obtain a better understanding of planned evaluations and assessment methods. The conference was jointly supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ontario Region and the Welcoming Communities Initiative.



Opening Remarks – Vicki Esses, Western University & WCI Co-Chair


Opening Remarks – Dawn Edlund, Associate Assistant Deputy Ministry Operations, CIC


The Continued Evolution of Settlement: The Potential Role of the LIPs – John Biles, Special Advisor, Integration Branch, CIC


Assisting Local Leaders with Immigrant Employment Strategies – Peter Paul, Maytree Foundation


Place-Based and Community-Based Policies – Liz Weaver, Tamarack


Place-Based Evaluation – Sanjeev Sridharan, Keenan Research Centre


Results Based Accountability – Mark Friedman, Fiscal Policies Studies Institute


Panel: WCI’s Evaluation Research – Vicki Esses, Western University & WCI Co-Chair; Alexandra Bozheva, Western University; Meyer Burstein, WCI; Adnan Qayyum, WCI