Immigration, settlement and integration in Canada is shared jurisdiction between the Federal Government and the provinces. The provinces have sole jurisdiction over economic and social affairs that are critical to newcomer settlement and integration.
City governments have increasingly emerged as key actors in service delivery and policy deliberation. On the ground, several community organizations play a vital role in extending direct services to newcomers.
Successful management of the migration process requires effective collaboration across government and strong partnerships with employers, service providers and others. What is the current state of cross-sectoral cooperation in Alberta in response to immigration, settlement and integration? What models for governance are best suited to address both the challenges and opportunities arising from immigration?
This Plenary will invite representatives from the Alberta Government, selected cities and the community sector to describe their respective roles when it comes to immigration, settlement and integration and, if needed, recommend changes
- Representative from the Government of Alberta
- Naheed Nenshi, Mayor, of Calgary, Alberta
- Barry Morishita, Mayor of Brooks, Alberta
- Fariborz Birjandian, CEO, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Chair: Karen Young, President and CEO, United Way of Calgary and Area