Embracing Change – Thunder Bay Immigration Forum November 6 2012



THUNDER BAY – Events – The Multicultural Association of Thunder Bay is hosting Embracing Change on November 6th at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay. The goal of the workshop is to continue to engage anti-racism, anti-oppression guidance to employers. This is the fifth in a series hosted by the TBMA.

Here is the program:

Morning Session – 9:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Keynote Address: Karl Flecker – National Director, Anti-Racism and Human Rights Department of Canadian Labour Congress.

Topic: “Embracing Change” – Our focus continues to ensure successful retention and subsequently promote attraction of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario as the place immigrants want to invest and raise their families.

Panel Presentation – The Advantages of Immigration for a Community by Immigrant Social Network

Afternoon Workshop Selection (Choose1):

1:05 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:

Session A: Strategic Development for Attraction & Retention in Rural Area presenter By Community Immigrant Retention In Rural Ontario Training

– 2 hour session for Economic Development officers and Municipal Staff provides information, Tips and tools on how to develop a Human capital strategy for rural communities

Delivered by CIRRO – Community Immigrant Retention in Rural Ontario, Community Attractiveness Indicators for Newcomers tool. CIRRO raises awareness about changing demographics and its effect on local economy, and it offers strategies and methodology on newcomer attraction and retention. The Community Attractiveness Indicators for Newcomers tool provides information to help communities assess their ability to attract and retain sufficient human capital for economic development.

Session B: Workforce Impact and Newcomers to Canada – Karl Flecker

Conversation on addressing the challenges that are Impacting worker and the community-

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Plenary Discussion & Wrap Up

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