CERIS Panel: Whither Immigration and Settlement in Ontario?

On March 14th, the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS) hosted a public event with a panel to take stock of our progress in the immigrant and refugee-serving sector. Representatives from the provincial settlement service sector, Francophone community, and employment sector, along with the research community, presented their research findings and perspectives on the future of immigration and settlement in Ontario.

Below are videos of individual presentations. You can download the presenters’ slides and a video of this entire event, or watch each presentation individually. Find out more about the event and CERIS’ work on their site.

Adnan Türegün – What Does Research Tell Us about an Inclusive Immigration Settlement Policy for Ontario?

In his presentation, Türegün provided an overview of CERIS’s Immigrant Women, Youth, and Seniors (IWYS) project. Among other things, he shared research findings regarding these gaps (in terms of content, eligibility, and accessibility) and provided service and policy recommendations relating to women, youth, and seniors more specifically.

Léonie Tchatat – Francophone Immigrant Human Capital and the Future of Immigration in Ontario

In her presentation, Tchatat discussed Ontario’s immigration strategy in the context of Francophone immigration and integration, sharing evidence from two studies that focused on Francophone immigrant human capital in Ontario:

Sunil Johal – Immigration and Inclusive Growth

In his presentation, Johal explored the idea that Canada’s economic future hinges upon its success on getting immigration policy and settlement right.

Debbie Douglas – Ontario’s Immigration Adventure: Purpose, Precarity, Possibilities

In her presentation, Douglas focused on the future challenges and opportunities within Ontario’s immigration and settlement sector using the lens of storytelling – highlighting stories not only of immigrant individuals and their aspirations, successes and resilience, but also the larger narratives of colonisation, reconciliation, and Canada’s humanitarian objectives that create the backdrop of immigration conversations.

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