Shaping the Future of the Settlement Program in Canada

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Thank you for visiting the registration and information site of the upcoming Vision 2020 National Settlement Conference. This conference will bring together representatives from community stakeholders involved directly and indirectly in the support, management and delivery of settlement programs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) across the country. This expert gathering will discuss the possible pathways the Settlement Program might take in the future in light of recent policy and governance changes, and how to best meet the current and expected needs of newcomer clients.

The conference is funded by CIC and is being held in Ottawa, Ontario at the Delta Ottawa City Centre (101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario 613-237-3600). Guest rooms are also available at the Marriott Ottawa Hotel (100 Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario 613-238-1122).

Conference Dates - November 13, 14, 15, 2013

The eligibility to attend is based on a pre-designed and pre-approved formula that reflects the settlement of newcomers across the country. Participants have been selected from the following stakeholder groups:

  • Immigrant Serving Organizations (non-profits, educational and mainstream institutions) funded through the Settlement Program (including language training organizations and umbrella groups representing the interests of the settlement sector)
  • Employers (Private Sector)
  • Regulatory and Credential Assessment Authorities
  • CIC and Partner Federal Departments
  • Provincial and Territorial Government Representatives
  • Experts and Invited Guests

Note - There are maximum 400 spaces available for the conference.
Registration deadline is Noon, October 16, 2013.

The purpose of Vision 2020 National Settlement Conference is to:

  • Review recent changes to the settlement program
  • Discuss future pathways the Settlement Program could take in light of changes
  • Increase the management knowledge base of those working in the settlement sector
  • Share promising and innovative practices
  • Build and strengthen a network of contacts between delegates and organizations

In an effort to obtain wider sector involvement at the conference, the 3 day gathering will be webcast across the country. All plenaries and selected breakouts will be broadcast in real time on a password protected website, and viewers will be able to send questions to the presenters via email. The broadcast segments of the conference will also be recorded for later viewing on the site. Details with regards accessing the webcast will be distributed to the settlement sector shortly before the conference.

We look forward to your attendance in helping to strengthen and enrich the administration and delivery of CIC funded settlement programs. To register and obtain further conference information click on the above links. For questions contact the conference convener Mark Jacot –