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Tuesday, January 28 • 11:15 - 12:30
205: PANEL: Unlocking the Potential of Canada’s Newcomers

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For most of this century we have heard that immigrants are Canada’s ticket to economic growth. Still, over the last 25 years the economic position of newcomers relative to the Canadian-born population has declined. What promising practices and innovation led by career practitioners, settlement workers and others within the settlement industry are creating the community capacity for newcomers to overcome systemic barriers and reach their individual and collective potential?

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the complex journey of newcomers to Canada across sectors, geography and communities;
  • Define community capacity building and what sorts of collaboration and programming it entails;
  • Identify what is required to make the experience effective, efficient and engaging for your clients

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Corinne Prince

Corinne Prince

Director General, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Corinne Prince first joined Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) 10 years ago as the Director General of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO). She has served as the Director General for Settlement and Integration Policy Branch with IRCC since January 2013... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Watts

Jennifer Watts

CEO, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
Jennifer Watts is CEO of Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), Atlantic Canada’s largest immigrant-serving agency. ISANS services include resettlement, language, employment, business development, employer engagement, community integration and online programs both... Read More →
avatar for Medina Puskar

Medina Puskar

Manager, Career Services, Manitoba Start
Medina Puskar is a Registered Social Worker and Manager of Career Services at Manitoba Start. Medina has over six years of experience guiding immigrants and refugees in qualification-recognition processes and finding meaningful employment using a cultural competence and strength-based... Read More →
avatar for John Horn

John Horn

Director, Talent Acquisition and Learning, Vancity Credit Union
John Horn leads recruitment and learning at Vancity Credit Union and has been involved with CERIC for over a decade as a committee and board member. At Vancity, John oversees sourcing, acquiring and developing talent in service of the co-operative’s purpose of building healthy communities... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 205