11th National Metropolis Conference Workshop Presentations - Pre-conference sessions

Justice and Policing in a Diverse Western Canada: Meeting the Challenges

As part of the 11th National Metropolis Conference, being held in Calgary from March 19-22, 2009, the Calgary Police Service and the Alberta Hate Crime Committee are hosting a pre conference day at the Hyatt Hotel on March 19, 2009. The day will focus on justice and policing issues in an increasingly diverse Western Canadian context.
Description: This day will consist of a series of workshops designed to provide practical information and tools to assist front-line policing personnel and justice workers in meeting the increasing complexity of policing diverse communities. Each session is facilitated by individuals who have policing or justice experience and expertise in the topic area of discussion.

Workshop Topics
  • How to Investigate Hate/Bias Crimes
  • Policing Immigrant Communities
  • Recruiting for Diversity
  • Bias-Free Policing
  • Peace Keeping - Lessons for Peace Officers
  • Policing Terrorism/Extremism
  • Creating an Inclusive Organizational Culture
Workshop.pdf

 

Welcoming Foreign Workers in Alberta Communities

As part of the 11th National Metropolis Conference, being held in Calgary from March 19 - 22, 2009, the Welcoming Communities Domain is hosting a pre conference day at the Hyatt Hotel on March 19, 2009. This day will focus on how Canada welcomes international migrants--both temporary and permanent--in an increasingly diverse Western Canadian context.
International migration to Canada is changing with increasing numbers of temporary foreign workers complementing permanent immigration. This day will consist of presentations and workshops designed to explore the complex issues surrounding the migration and integration of both temporary foreign workers and permanent residents in Canada. Presenters and discussants will include experts from the federal, provincial, and municipal government, researchers, community workers, and others with direct experience in these issues.

Workshop Topics
  • The Impact of Temporary Foreign Workers on Traditionally Low-Immigration Communities
  • Differential Integration? How Communities Respond to Differing Needs of Temporary Foreign Workers and Immigrants
  • Engaging Immigrant Communities in Welcoming Foreign Workers
  • Recognizing Foreign Credentials of Professional International Migrants
  • The Role of Employers/Industry in Welcoming Temporary Foreign Workers

Workshop.pdf

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