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Roundtable at 2013 Metropolis Conference: Can Immigrant Employment Councils Help Bring Systemic Change?

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Olga Shcherbyna along with Paul Lewkowicz and Ahmed Allahmala are organizing a roundtable at the 2013 Metropolis Conference.

Date: March 16, 2013
Time: 11am:12:30pm
Location: Ottawa Conventional Centre

In the last ten years, a new civic collaborative model, also known as immigrant employment Councils (ieCs), has emerged in Canada with the goal of improving immigrant economic integration. we will explore the role of ieCs in creating systemic change as well as the importance of and difficulties in developing evaluation of community efforts.

Roundtable Participants:
Henry Akanko, Executive Director, Hire Immigrants Ottawa
Linda M. Manning, PhD Intercultural Economist, Senior Fellow and Senior Researcher, Center on Governance, University of Ottawa
Carmen C. Barbarasa, PhD, Sector Specialist, Worldskills, Ottawa
Rebecca Pero, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Maria Rasouli, PhD, Research Analyst, In-TaC, International Talent Acquisition Centre

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