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North Shore Service Providers’ Forum 2019

Migration is a reality of our times. As diversity increases in our local North Shore communities, it is important to consider how data about migration trends can be used to inform service delivery planning into the future.

The goal of the day is to learn about emerging North Shore settlement patterns and explore strategies for embedding more evidence-based responses in our work as service providers. The discussions will also inform how migration and demographic data may shape NSIIP’s future strategic priorities and directions.

Participants will hear a keynote address from Daniel Hiebert, UBC Professor of Geography, regarding his research around superdiversity data and the implications for service planning and delivery.

Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in one of the following three workshops:

  • Seniors & Our Aging North Shore Community: More immigrants are aging than ever before. How do we understand the experiences and needs of aging immigrants and what are some promising practices for service providers in response to this growing community?
  • Early Years (0 – 6 years) – Planning for a New Generation: A growing number of young families are settling on the North Shore. How do we build our understanding of the needs and access barriers for newcomer families? What innovative programming opportunities could service providers consider?
  • The Changing Faces of Migration: The number of temporary status residents living on the North Shore is increasing. How do we understand the experiences and needs of international students, visitors, refugee claimants and temporary workers? What are the pathways to permanency for migrants? What are the policy and service implications?

The workshops will offer participants a chance to learn about promising practices in the area of inclusive service delivery and build networks for the purpose of enhanced service coordination.

This event is for North Shore community partners involved in planning and decision-making around services and front-line staff working directly with immigrants.

Date: Friday, November 1st, 2019

Time: 9:00AM – 12:30PM (Registration opens 8:30AM)

Location: 6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, V7W 2S3

Light refreshments will be provided.

About Our Speaker

Dr. Daniel Hiebert

Daniel Hiebert is Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. He has led large research projects on immigration and cultural diversity in Canada, and on the relationship between cultural diversity, human rights, and national security.

Professor Hiebert has also participated in a variety of advisory positions in the Canadian government, including the Deputy Minister’s Advisory Council of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Research Advisory Committee of IRCC. He has also served as a member of committees informing the design of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, and reviewing the process of demographic and migration statistical reporting. At the provincial level, he has worked closely with the government of British Columbia on its efforts to develop migration and integration policy. He has also served as Co-Chair of the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Working Committee on Immigration, and has worked closely with each of the major nongovernmental organizations that provide services to immigrants in Vancouver.

We are grateful to host this event on the ancestral, traditional, unceded territories of the Sḵw ̱xwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).