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Winnipeg to host symposium on refugees and migration in western Canada

October 20, 2016 — 

The Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration (CIIM) & Immigration Research West (IRW) will be holding its inaugural Regional Symposium on “Migration and Refuge in Western Canada” to take place Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel.

Twenty workshops will be held over the course of the two days that will promote dialogue on key issues between researchers, government, and non-government (community and private) sector partners.

Specific workshop themes to be addressed include refugee settlement, pre-arrival immigrant services, newcomer language training, migration and health, defining integration, migration outside metropolitan centres and migrant children and youth amongst other topics.

“The issue of newcomer integration and settlement is the object of a vital ongoing conversation in the city of Winnipeg, the province of Manitoba and the country,” said Immigration Research West Director Lori Wilkinson.

“We’re pleased to be working with Immigration Research West on this important symposium that will help identify means for best addressing the concerns of newcomers,” said Jack Jedwab, president of the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration.

The program for the symposium can be viewed here.

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