Past Events

November 12, 13 & 16, 2020 Online Conference

The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 On Immigration, Integration and Settlement in Canada

Since the outbreak of the contagion there has been a considerable decline in the numbers of immigrants coming to Canada. Opportunities for renewing Canada’s commitment to immigration have emerged, and questions around the sustainability of Canada’s complex migration policies have been highlighted. With this objective in mind, the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network and Metropolis Canada will be holding a virtual summit on the critical issues confronting Canadians.

October 23, 2020 Online Conference

Teaching History & Social Studies in the time of COVID-19

Online Conference

This online conference will have a national scope and provide educators a unique opportunity to connect with history and social science teachers from across the country as we face the many challenges of teaching in the COVID-19 era.

June 29, 2020 - 11:00 am (EDT) Online Conference

Stories of Hope: A Celebration of Canada

Online Conference

In this time of social strife and pandemic, Canadians need to unite more than ever to overcome our challenges and differences. Stories of Hope: A Celebration of Canada, will bring together online over two dozen voices with inspiring stories.

June 23, 2020 - 11:00 am (EDT) Online Conference

Understanding Systemic Racism in Canada: Concept and Data

Online Conference

The online conference will feature some of Canada’s leading experts assessing anti-racist policies and practices as well as present new data on perceptions about systemic racism on the part of Canadians with a special focus on the views of the country’s racialized communities and Indigenous Peoples.

June 19, 2020 - 11:00 am (EDT) Online Conference

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic/Syndemic on Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the USA

Online Conference

During this online conference, new data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be presented, problems resulting from the lack of data will be discussed and participants will share insights as to how well Indigenous peoples and communities are managing through this crisis and in their ongoing efforts to ensure capacity, preparedness and resilience.

June 5, 2020 - 11:00 am (EDT) Online Conference

COVID-19: Managing Mental Health in Canada

Online Conference

In this online conference, new data on the state of mental health in Canada will be presented and some of the country’s leading mental health experts will provide insights into how well Canada is managing the crisis and speak to best practices as we go forward.

May 22, 2020 - 11:00 am (EDT) Online Conference

Is COVID-19 Reshaping North America? An Online Conference on the Borders, Boundaries and Mobility in the United States, Canada and Mexico

Online Conference

North America’s economic success is very closely tied to the movement of people and goods across secure borders. The spread of COVID-19 has seen unprecedented measures aimed at curtailing cross border travel as well as a virtual halt to international migration.

May 21, 2020 - 10:00-10:45 am (EDT) Virtual Press Conference

Public Release of COVID-19 Social Impact Youth Survey Results

Virtual Press Conference

This virtual press conference will share insights from the survey of over 1,000 youth from across Canada, highlighting the significant implications of the COVID-19 crisis on the lives of Canada’s young people.

May 15, 2020, 11:00 am (EDT) Online Conference

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family well-being in Canada

Online Conference

Hear how families are responding to being “safe at home,” how they are impacted by the government’s response measures, and how those who serve and support families are adjusting and adapting.

May 1, 2020, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm (EST) Online Conference

The Economic and Social Impacts of COVID-19 on Newcomers to Canada

Online Conference

The COVID-19 Social Impacts Network has been established in response to the needs for empirically based insight into key issues around COVID-19. The Network has partnered around weekly national surveys that have shown widening socio-economic differences gaps among Canadians and especially for recent immigrants.