Event: 19th National Metropolis Conference, March 16-18, 2017, Montreal, Canada

March 16, 2017

Metropolis workshop speakers

Inclusive City Building

Workshop date: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 11:15-12:45pm

Cities play a central role in immigrant integration and inclusion. For a growing number of cities this also means taking a principled and pragmatic stand against populist movements and negative national narratives on migration. In this workshop, stakeholders in the field of immigration and settlement will explore strategies and tools designed to help build open, welcoming communities. By investigating the ‘inclusion factors’ across the urban landscape, workshop participants will gain understanding of the complex and interconnected conditions that can enhance, or inhibit, immigrant success. Experts and city leaders from Canada and the United States will share insights and experiences about best practices for inclusive city building.

Organizer Kim Turner, Cities of Migration, Ryerson University


  • Jeny Mathews Thusoo, Issue Strategist, The City of Calgary Calgary’s Welcoming Communities Strategy and AUMA Municipal Evaluation Tool
  • Hannah Carswell, Welcoming America, Atlanta Their Welcoming Standard
  • Vera Dodic, Toronto Newcomer Office, City of Toronto Integrating Cities Charter (EuroCities)
  • Aleem Ali, National Manager, Welcoming Cities, Brisbane, Australia

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