October 6-8, 2021 Online Conference

Metropolis Canada’s 4th Annual Forum on Measuring Identities

Multiculturalism @50: Diversity, Inclusion and Eliminating Racism

The aim of the national Forum is to facilitate a lively debate between champions and critics; to create a better understanding of the differing visions of Canada that underlie these views; and to discuss how the policy should be modernized in response to the changing face of Canada into the 21st century.

Past Events

March 22-26, 2021 Online Conference

23rd Metropolis Canada Conference

Migrants, Migration and Mobility: COVID-19 Response and Recovery

In what will likely be the most important Metropolis Conference to date, from March 22nd to March 26th, 2021, the 23rd edition of this year’s virtual gathering will devote five consecutive days to deliberations between service providers, policy makers and researchers around immigration, integration and settlement. The Conference will examine the multiple and varied impact of the pandemic on migrants, migration and mobility as well as our collective contributions to COVID-19 response and recovery.

December 15, 2020 - 12:00 PM (EST) Webinar

The Path Forward: Americans and Canadians Working Together on Migration in the Biden-Harris Era

While we continue to battle a global pandemic and with the imminent advent of the Biden-Harris era, how can Americans and Canadians work together on migration issues to prepare for challenges to come? Free webinar organized by the Refugee Council USA, the Association for Canadian Studies and Metropolis North America.

December 11, 2020 - 11:00 AM (ET) Webinar

The Impact of COVID-19 in Select Sub-Saharan African Cities

This webinar will highlight the key findings of the joint research project of UNESCO and the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network. Chaired by the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Former Governor General of Canada & Former Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

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.