7th Metropolis Identities Summit

Renewing Canada - Migration, Intersections and Evolving Identities


October 30 - 31, 2024

The Sheraton Wall Center, Vancouver British Columbia

This edition of the Metropolis Identities Summit will focus upon the particular ways in which our society is evolving and what this implies for addressing the needs of the population across varying and intersecting gender, ethnic, racialized, religious, linguistic and other groups. How do we reduce social and economic disadvantage, maximize access to health care and education and promote citizen engagement? How best can we diminish tension between communities, foster dialogue and strengthen intergroup relations? How do we respond to misinformation and disinformation about diversity and migration? The Summit will invite reflection on good practices in combating discrimination, racism and prejudice.

To submit a proposal for a session, please see the tab "Call for Proposals"

For additional information, contact James Ondrick at james.ondrick@acs-aec.ca.

Call for proposals

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Regular - Three Days $445.00 $545.00
NGO / Student - One Day $135.00 $165.00
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Regular one day - $250
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Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

1000 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9
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Hotel guestrooms are available at the conference rate from $259 per night.

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Reservations may also be made by mentioning your reservation is for the Metropolis conference by telephone by contacting the reservations department at 604-331-1000 or by email at reservations@wallcentre.com

The deadline to obtain the special conference rate is September 28 2024. Limited rooms are available. Following September 28 2024 the rate and/or availability of rooms is no longer guaranteed

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about the metropolis institute

The Metropolis Institute (MI) pursues research and supports policy deliberations while providing key national and multinational platforms for knowledge mobilization.


Supporting cross-sectoral cooperation, the Metropolis Institute serves as a trusted bridge for interaction, dialogue and learning between practitioners, policymakers, researchers and civil society through national and multinational knowledge mobilization programs.
We aim to provide reliable and timely research, data and analysis to enhance understanding of migration, integration and inclusion.


Metropolis Institute has three flagship publications that are integral to its knowledge transfer mandate.
1. The Canadian Issues magazine showcases academic work in the form of short essays designed to expand Canadians’ knowledge about their country.
2. A second publication, Canadian Diversity, introduced in 2000, focuses on the challenges confronting Canada and other countries arising from migration and rapid demographic change.
3. A third publication - The Metropolis eBook - highlights a selection of the cutting-edge cross-sectoral presentations in the immigration field intended for the annual Metropolis Canada Conferences.