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26th Metropolis conference


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6th Metropolis Identities Summit – Pre-forum CIMII


The 6th Metropolis Identities Pre-forum

Location: The Hyatt Regency Calgary, Alberta

Cost: $95






Building Awareness, Documenting Barriers & Identifying Best Practices to Combat Racism


Funded by World Education Services

The course aims to equip learners with a deeper understanding of systemic racism, strategies for fighting racism, legal recourse options, and examples of anti-racist initiatives in various sectors. The course is structured into four modules, each covering different aspects of systemic racism, fighting racism, racism cases and the legal system, and government and workplace anti-racist initiatives. The course features video lectures by experts in the field, including Fo Niemi, Bochra Manaï, Julius Grey, Bernie Farber, Teresa Woo-Paw, and Linton Garner. 

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand systemic racism’s theoretical foundations, its impact on legal and governmental systems, and its implications for racial minority youth.
  • Evaluate strategies for combating racism in governance and organizational contexts, including awareness-raising, diversity training, and legal recourse options.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of anti-racist initiatives in governmental, legal, and workplace sectors, identifying best practices and challenges.
  • Apply acquired knowledge to develop a nuanced understanding of systemic racism and anti-racist strategies, culminating in reflective essay writing.

Course outline:

  • Lesson 1: The Concept of Systemic Racism
  • Lesson 2: Fighting Racism
  • Lesson 3: Racism Cases and the Legal System  
  • Lesson 4 : Government and Workplace Anti-Racist Initiatives

March 8, 2024


Navigating Francophone Immigration in Canada: Understanding, Collaboration, and Integration


This course sets out to understand the impact that the intersection of immigration and diversity have on understandings of what it means to be Francophone across Canada. The increased diversity within the Francophonie Canadienne due to immigration, and the array of states from which migrants are immigrating to Canada from, are discussed. An understanding as to how intergovernmental, interorganizational, and intercommunal collaborations are necessary to operate an immigration system that simultaneously addresses the needs of the state, francophone communities and enterprises, and how integrating immigrants will be achieved.


A Guide for Inclusive Municipalities


This course intends to help citizens, organizations, municipal elected officials, and various other professionals understand the mandate of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities. It provides information and practical advice about working with community stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate action plans to advance inclusion at the municipal level.


Measuring Immigrant Integration in Canada


This course aims to provide a cross-sectoral understanding on the state of immigrant integration in Canada by unpacking: the equity discourse around immigrants in Canada; the various dimensions to immigrant integration; the value of indexes as a credible measurement framework; the importance of reliable and up-to-date datasets; and the Canadian Index for Measuring Integration as practical tool that takes a comprehensive approach in measuring the outcomes of immigrants.


Managing Immigration During a Global Health Crisis


This course examines the principal challenges around migration and settlement encountered by Canadian immigrant service providers and policy-makers during the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020 – January 2022). The impacts of the pandemic are examined, showcasing data on the social inequities experienced by newcomers and First Nations Peoples at the time, as well as highlighting sectoral responses to support newcomers.


Immigrant Youth in Canada’s Labour Market


This course lays out and expands upon the findings of WES’ Going the Distance: Immigrant Youth in Canada’s Labour Market report. It discusses the disconnect between immigrant and refugee youth’s high rates of academic success and the challenges they face when entering the labour force.


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