Good Ideas from Toronto: an Exchange of Immigrant Integration Practices

November 30, 2011

The Maytree Foundation is taking “Good Ideas from Toronto: an Exchange of Immigrant Integration Practices,” on a four-city tour of Germany starting November 28, 2011. Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne will learn about what is working from a Toronto perspective on immigrant integration.

Take a look at the Good Ideas from Toronto programme and read about some of the presenters, including CBC Radio, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and the Toronto District School Board.

Cities are the destination of choice for most immigrants. The welcome cities provide to their newest residents is key to successful integration and, in the end, vital to their social and economic health. It’s also essential to the ongoing prosperity of the cities themselves. It’s not surprising then that cities world-wide are eager to learn from each other about what works in integrating immigrants.

In each city, the delegates will also have an opportunity to visit with staff of German projects to learn about local immigrant integration practices.

Watch the video of the Toronto delegate presentations from Berlin (at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung).

This exchange of ideas is organized in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Berlin. We also thank our German partners, the Robert Bosch Foundation and the City of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, the Körber Foundation in Hamburg, the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin, and the Bertelsmann Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Integration and Social Affairs, North Rhine-Westfalia, in Cologne.


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