Citizenship and Social, Cultural and Civic Integration
Dr. Pauline Gardiner Barber (email@example.com)
Description: Canada's immigration program, like its multicultural
approach to inclusion, is designed to bring benefits to Canadian society as well
as an offer of a better life to immigrants, refugees, and their immediate families.
It is not only the Canadian economy that feels the effects of immigration. Accordingly,
this policy-research priority will look at the social and cultural effects of immigration
and diversity on Canada and will determine the extent to which there are risks to
societal well-being, to full participation of the members of these groups as citizens,
and to the cohesion of Canadian society overall and in its regions.
Gender, Migration and Diversity/ Immigrant Women
Dr. Alexandra Z. Dobrowolsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Evangelia Tastsoglou (email@example.com)
Description: The gender/immigrant women research domain provides
a unique entry point to identify issues of particular relevance to immigrant women
that might otherwise be overlooked. The objective is to provide a regional and national
focus and a clearing-house for gender-based analysis of immigration and diversity.
The domain engages in gender-based analysis of research questions emerging from
the 12 federal priorities for policy-oriented research on immigration and integration
and aims at ensuring that such questions take into account gender and immigrant
women's experiences. The research conducted in this domain is premised on adopting
an integrated feminist framework; challenging existing policy and disciplinary boundaries;
integrating community based perspectives, without exploiting communities; recognizing
the value of women's community based- knowledge; being sensitive to the limited
resources of community organizations and individuals; keeping a balance between
long-term, network-building, collaborative projects and short-term, immediate result-yielding
projects; keeping a balance between a focus on women and work that utilizes gender
as a central analytical category.
Economic and Labour Market Integration
Dr. Ather H. Akbari (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ted Macdonald (Tedmcdon@UNB.Ca)
Description: At least since the early 1990s, the economic well-being
of recent immigrants to Canada has declined and we have seen evidence of a continuation
of comparative economic disadvantage for members of minorities. This policy-research
priority will continue the examination of these phenomena with special attention
to the economic impact of immigration and to the changes that a larger and more
structured immigrant and minority population has made to the economic consequences
of immigration and diversity in their destination communities (including major cities,
second/third tier cities, and rural areas).
Welcoming Communities: The Role of Host Communities in the Attraction, Integration and Retention of New Immigrants and Minorities
Dr. Sylvia Kasparian (email@example.com)
Dr. Christophe Traisnel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Description: In communities facing demographic decline, like many
in rural Canada, and many francophone minority communities, the attraction and retention
of newcomers and minorities is essential to their long-term demographic survival.
Consequently, there is now a real appetite to better understand what role the host
communities must play if newcomers and minorities are to feel welcome. This panel
will examine what public policy instruments can enhance the capacity of Canada,
its cities and communities to receive and integrate immigrants, refugees, and minorities.
Justice, Policing, and Security
Dr. Marie-Andrée Pelland (email@example.com)
Département de sociologie de l’Université de Moncton
Dr. Margaret Denike (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Politcal Science Department, Dalhousie University
Description: Concerns over social cohesion and national security,
especially the contemporary preoccupation with terrorism, have raised the public
profile of debate surrounding how Canada and its justice and security systems can
ensure a balanced and fair approach to an increasingly diverse population - to maintain
order, public safety and national security while preserving civil liberties and
the Canadian multicultural model of an open, diverse society.