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					       International                The Opportunity
        Conference                   and Challenge
    November 24-25, 2003
                                        of Diversity:
                                          A Role for
     Pre-Conference Workshop
           November 23, 2003
                                     Social Capital?
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
  Montréal (Québec), Canada




Federal Government Partners               Registration Brochure
      Policy Research Initiative
      Canadian Heritage
      Citizenship and Immigration
      Canada
      Human Resources
      Development Canada
      Law Commission of Canada
      Statistics Canada
      Status of Women Canada
   The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity
                                                           A Role for Social Capital?


Managing diversity and immigrant integration has long
been the subject of research and policy attention across
OECD countries. Until recently, however, little attention has
been paid to the potential role of social capital in helping
or hindering this process.

This conference is being organized by the Government of
Canada’s Policy Research Initiative, jointly with the OECD,
and in partnership with several federal departments, to
examine the role of social capital in the inclusion of
immigrants and members of ethno-cultural communities,
and to identify the potential opportunities and challenges
that a social capital perspective poses for public policy.

   •    How do various forms of social capital operate in the
        context of immigration and diversity?
   •    What is the role of social capital in the social,
        economic and political participation of immigrants
        and of members of ethnocultural communities?
   •    What lessons can be drawn for public policy?


Pre-Conference Workshop                                                November 23, 2003
Measuring Social Capital, Immigration and Ethnic Diversity

8:15     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00     The empirical basis of our understanding

          Chair                                            Doug Norris, Director General
                                                           Statistics Canada

9:15     Session 1      Immigration data sources

          Chair                                            Elizabeth Ruddick, Director
                                                           Citizenship and Immigration Canada
          Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada      Elizabeth Ruddick, Director
                                                           Citizenship and Immigration Canada
          Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia   Sue Richardson, National Institute for
                                                           Labour Studies
          World Values Survey (International)              Neil Nevitte, University of Toronto

10:30    Health Break
   The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity
                                                         A Role for Social Capital?


Pre-Conference Workshop (cont’d)


10:45   Session 2        Ethnic diversity data sources

         Chair                                            David Enns, Director General
                                                          Canadian Heritage
         Ethnic Diversity Survey                          Jane Badets, Statistics Canada
                                                          Jodey Derouin and Lorna Jantzen,
                                                          Canadian Heritage
         Citizenship Survey (UK)                          Chris Attwood, Home Office (UK)


12:00   Lunch / Buffet

13:00   Session 3        Social capital data sources

         Chair                                            Janet Hagey, Director
                                                          Statistics Canada
         General Social Survey on Social Engagement       Grant Schellenberg and Susan
         in Canada                                        Stobert, Statistics Canada
         Equality, Security, Community Survey             Richard Johnston, University of
                                                          British Columbia
         Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey        Tom Sander, Saguaro Seminar: Civic
         (United States)                                  Engagement in America
         Australia Data Sources and Initiatives on        Alan Mackay, Australian Bureau of
         Social Capital                                   Statistics
         European Data Sources and Initiatives on         Tom Healy, Department of Education
         Social Capital                                   and Science (Ireland)


15:00   Health Break

15:15   Session 4        International initiatives on social capital

         Chair                                            Doug Norris, Statistics Canada
         Roundtable                                       Simon Field, OECD
                                                          Maryanne Kelly, Office for National
                                                          Statistics (UK)



16:00   Conclusion

                                                          Doug Norris, Statistics Canada
   The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity
                                                          A Role for Social Capital?



Conference Day 1             November 24, 2003

8:15    Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00    Welcome and Introduction

                           Co-Chairs    Jean-Pierre Voyer, Executive Director,
                                        Policy Research Initiative
                                        John Martin, Director, Directorate for Employment,
                                        Labour and Social Affairs, OECD


9:20     Plenary Session 1
         Defining social capital in the context of policy development for immigrant integration
         and the management of diversity
         Conceptual framework for examining integration and diversity issues within a social
         capital perspective

                               Chair    Jean-Pierre Garson, Head of Non-member Economies
                                        and International Migration Division, Directorate for
                                        Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

9:20    Presenters
                           Jeff Frank   Policy Research Initiative
                 Michael Woolcock       The World Bank

10:30   Health Break
10:45   Presenters
                     Howard Duncan      The Metropolis Project
              Xavier de Souza Briggs    Harvard University
                          Discussant
                       David Halpern    Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit (UK)

11:45    Lunch and Keynote Address
                 Donald J. Johnston     Secretary-General, OECD

13:30    Plenary Session 2
         Social Capital in the Context of Immigration and Diversity: Economic Participation
         Research evidence on the effects of social capital on the labour market experiences
         and economic outcomes of immigrants and members of ethnic communities

                               Chair    Cynthia Williams, Assistant Deputy Minister
                                        Human Resources Development Canada

13:30   Presenters
                             Peter Li   University of Saskatchewan
                  Elizabeth Ruddick     Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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                                                              A Role for Social Capital?



Conference Day 1 (cont’d)


14:30   Health Break
14:40   Presenters
                     Annika Forsander     University of Helsinki
                       Mouna Viprey       Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (France)
                           Discussant
                          Derek Hum       University of Manitoba


15:30    Health Break


15:45    Plenary Session 3
         Social Capital in the Context of Immigration and Diversity: Education
         The role of family networks, student culture, ethnicity and immigration status on the life
         perspectives and educational outcomes of children and youth

                                Chair     Mike Sheridan, Assistant Chief Statistician
                                          Statistics Canada
                       Yvonne Hébert      University of Calgary
                          Tahir Abbas     University of Birmingham
                            Riel Miller   Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD



18:30    Reception and Dinner

         Verses Restaurant, Old Montréal
   The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity
                                                            A Role for Social Capital?



Conference Day 2                                                      November 25, 2003


8:15    Continental Breakfast

9:00     Plenary Session 4
         Social Capital in the Context of Immigration and Diversity: Community and
         Neighbourhood Dynamics
         The role of gender and ethnicity on social capital formation and the importance of
         bonding, bridging and linking social capital on community development and
         neighbourhood dynamics

                                Chair    Florence Ievers, Co-ordinator
                                         Status of Women Canada
                          Brian Ray      Migration Policy Institute
                    Annick Germain       Université du Québec – Institut national de la recherche
                                         scientifique
                    Debbie Douglas       Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants


10:15    Health Break
10:30    Plenary Session 5
         Social Capital in the Context of Immigration and Diversity: Civic and Political
         Participation
         Intra- and inter-ethnic network creation and variations in political trust and civic
         participation among members of different ethnic communities

                                Chair    Nathalie Des Rosiers, President
                                         Law Commission of Canada
                      Carolle Simard     Université du Québec à Montréal
                    Raymond Breton       University of Toronto
                           Jean Tillie   University of Amsterdam
                    Gurchand Singh       Home Office (UK)
                          Discussant
                        Thomas Faist     University of Applied Sciences, Bremen


12:15    Lunch and Keynote Address
         Social Capital in a Diverse Society: Who Bridges? Who Bonds?

                      Robert Putnam      Harvard University
   The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity
                                                            A Role for Social Capital?



Conference Day 2 (cont’d)



14:00   Plenary Session 6
        The Role of Government and Stakeholders
        Lessons for public policy and the role of governments and stakeholders in fostering
        social inclusion through the development of social capital

                               Chair    Diane Vincent, Associate Deputy Minister
                                        Citizenship and Immigration Canada
                       John Helliwell   University of British Columbia
                     Shamit Saggar      Yale University
                       Alain Théault    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
                    Ratna Omidvar       Maytree Foundation


15:30   Health Break
15:45   Plenary Session 7
        Reflections on Policy Directions and Research - Roundtable of Senior Policy Officials

                               Chair    Jocelyne Bourgon, Canada’s Permanent Representative
                                        to the OECD
                   Alfred MacLeod       Citizenship and Immigration Canada
                   Cynthia Williams     Human Resources Development Canada
                       Eileen Sarkar    Canadian Heritage
                        John Martin     Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs,
                                        OECD
                        Doug Norris     Statistics Canada


16:45   Conference Conclusion

                     Meyer Burstein     Co-Founder of the Metropolis Project



        Closing Comments

                 Jean-Pierre Voyer      Executive Director, Policy Research Initiative
   The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity
                                                  A Role for Social Capital?




Who Should Attend?
This conference will be of interest to senior policy makers,
researchers and practitioners from OECD countries with
expertise or interest in the areas of social capital,
immigration or diversity.


Registration Fee
$500.00
Includes Pre-Conference Workshop, Dinner and
Luncheons.

Register Today
Seating is limited. For more information, visit “Upcoming
Events” at www.policyresearch.gc.ca or contact
Susan Licari at susan.licari@ccmd-ccg.gc.ca or
613 996 0564.

Accommodations
To make a reservation at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Hotel please call: 800 441 1414 and state that you are
with the PRI Conference.




  The conference is managed by the Canadian Centre for Management
  Development on behalf of the Policy Research Initiative.
   The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity: A Role for Social Capital?
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                                                Two Day Conference - November 24-25, 2003
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