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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 The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity 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 email@example.com 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? International Conference Registration Form Two Day Conference - November 24-25, 2003 Pre-conference Workshop - November 23, 2003 Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec CANADA REGISTRATION INFORMATION - Please print clearly in block letters First Name: Last Name: (as it will appear on conference name badge) ________________ Title/Position: ________________ Department/Agency: ________________ Mailing Address: ________________ City: Province: Postal code: Country: ________________ Business telephone (including area code): Work Fax (including area code): ( ) ( ) ________________ E-mail address: ___________________________________ Language (for correspondence): English French Please Process Registration for: Pre-Conference Workshop, November 23, 2003: Yes No Conference, November 24 – 25, 2003: Yes No Conference Dinner, November 24, 2003: Yes No Special Needs: Dietary: Diabetic Vegetarian Allergic to: _________________________________________________________________________________ specify allergies or other not shown above Physical: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Registration Fee: $500.00 (Registration fee includes Pre-Conference Workshop on November 23, 2003 plus all sessions and meals including the dinner reception on November 24th.) Payment by Credit Card: American Express MasterCard VISA __________________________________________________________________________________________ Credit Card number Exp.date _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Credit Card Holder’s Name (print clearly) Cardholder’s Signature OR FIS Code: Fax the completed registration form to: (613) 943-5600 Cancellations must be received in writing prior to November 7, 2003. Following this date, no refunds will be issued and full registration fee will apply. Delegate replacements only will be accepted. Once completed, this official application authorizes the Conference Secretariat to collect the registration fee. The participant is responsible for obtaining any required approval within his/her department or agency.
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