The 6th Metropolis Identities Summit



The 6th metropolis identities summit

Migrating Identities:
Conversations on settlement and integration in diverse communities across Canada

November 1-3, 2023 | The Hyatt Regency Calgary, Alberta
9 am to 5 pm each day

The 2021 census reported that immigrants made up the largest share of the country’s population in over 150 years and the federal government recently unveiled plans to increase the number of immigrants entering Canada to 500 000 by 2025. Immigrants continue to shape who we are as Canadians and contribute to ever deepening our cultural diversity with the ensuing changes felt across the entire country. This 6th annual Metropolis Identities Summit (previously Metropolis Measuring Identities) will examine the roles and responsibilities of the key actors and stakeholders that oversee migration and manage Canada’s diversity. The Summit will examine the societal changes to which migration gives rise and notably its broader impact (s) on institutions and communities across Canada. It will look at how the country is faring in the ongoing fight against discrimination.

Amongst the questions to be considered: how and where do government(s), civil society, industry and other stakeholders fit into the immigration ecosystem? What good practices are in place and/or require adaptation in
pursuing shared immigration objectives and goals? What does the sector need to prioritize as it collectively faces perhaps the largest influx of newcomers in the country’s history? In what ways is the immigrant experience evolving and how does that affect the response from welcoming communities? How should policies and programs be adapted in the area of cultural diversity and the fight against discrimination?



Note no refunds will be issued after October 15th, 2023.

Registration Type Earlybird Regular
NGO / Student - One Day $135.00 $165.00
NGO / Student - Three Days $195.00 $150.00
Regular - One Day $155.00 $145.00
Regular - Three Days $155.00 $175.00
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Final sale
NGO/Student - full conference (3 days)$445
Regular - full conference (3 days)$545
NGO/Student (one day)$165
Regular (one day)$195

Plenary speakers - Biographies

Welcome to Calgary: conference reception

Formulaire de soumission - Calgary 2023

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book a hotel room

Please note the Marriott is 3 minute walk away from the Hyatt and sessions will be held in both venues.

Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Tel: (403) 717-1234

Hotel guestrooms are available at the conference rate from $199 per night.
Book a room directly here with the conference code our special rate.

The deadline to obtain the special conference rate is October 12, 2023. Limited rooms are available. Following October 9, the rate and/or availability of rooms is no longer guaranteed.

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

110 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5A6

Tel: (403) 266-7331      

Hotel guestrooms are available at the conference rate from $239 per night.
Click here to Book your group rate for Metropolis Identity Summit with the conference code our special rate.

The deadline to obtain the special conference rate is October 12, 2023. Limited rooms are available. Following October 12, the rate and/or availability of rooms is no longer guaranteed.

pre-conference workshop

Workshop: Cultural Brokers Supporting Health and Well-being of Immigrants and Refugee Communities—a National Initiative

Free in-person Workshop
Tuesday October 31, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. MST (refreshments will be served)

We are excited to invite people working with newcomer and refugee families in Calgary to get together, network, and find out more about a three year project funded by IRCC to support the work of Cultural Broker. Please join us to learn more about the project, and learn more about organizations in the Calgary area.

Who are Cultural Brokers/Community Health Workers ?
Cultural Brokers are multilingual, multicultural skilled workers who self-identify with the newcomer community they serve, and can go by many names such as Community Health Workers, Multicultural Health Navigators, Community Navigators, Settlement Workers, etc. Cultural Brokers act as relational bridges between immigrant and refugee community members, and formal and informal systems of care to reduce barriers within the process of settlement and integration.

For more information on the Cultural Brokers Project please click here.

Please REGISTER for this workshop using this link:

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Inquiries or questions
TELEPHONE : 1-888-679-4404
or 514-581-9067

Metropolis Canada
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Click here to submit a proposal for session and find more information on the upcoming 26th Metropolis Canada conference.

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.