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U of M hosts international conference focused on improving outcomes for vulnerable migrant populations in Canada and beyond

June 12, 2018 — 

Multicultural receiving countries, such as Canada, usually assist in the integration of immigrants and refugees by removing most barriers to their participation in their new homeland, often leading to positive outcomes and a stronger sense of belonging in the long run.

However, some migrants face additional challenges shaped by systemic inequities, particularly with regard to their lack of access to resources and decision-making processes that inevitably have a negative impact on their lives. As a result, this population is more vulnerable to poor educational, health, and social processes. 

The upcoming 11th annual Strangers in New Homelands conference aims at finding ways to remove barriers that vulnerable migrant populations face and acknowledge the realities of hardship and trauma they experience. Presentations will examine how migrants interact with potential oppressions and markers of identity such as race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, age, religion, language, and socioeconomic status.

The conference is now accepting proposals and strongly encourages support services working with newcomers to submit.

What: 11th Annual Strangers in New Homelands Conference
When: October 31 to November 2, 2018

For more information, please visit: umanitoba.ca/strangersconference

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