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Date February 22, 2018 Time 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Chapter Edmonton

Immigration: Exploring Canada’s Open Door Policy

The purpose of this event was to broaden attendee’s understanding of Canada’s Immigration policy including the many levels of involvement and collaboration that occurs between government, non-profit organizations and caring volunteers in the community.

The fmi*igf Edmonton Chapter organizing committee selected this topic for the purpose of bringing awareness to our cultural diversity and supporting an inclusive and respectful environment in the workplace.  As a community we have a vested interest in supporting these goals and as public sector professionals we have an opportunity to make a positive impact by developing meaningful connections with neighbors and co-workers.

As a country, Canada is known for being one of the most welcoming nations in the world however the system is extremely complex and not widely understood. In this session fmi*igf Edmonton Chapter is pleased to welcome an expert panel who will help unpack the complex web of government and community touchpoints that are involved in delivering welcoming and settlement services to well over 200,000 newcomers to Canada each year.


  • Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton City Centre
  • Alice Wong, Director Immigrant Settlement and Language Programs; Alberta Labour
  • Tom Sutton, Regional Director, Access and Service Delivery; Alberta Community and Social Services
  • Dr. Glenn Feltham, President and CEO; NAIT
  • Olivia Millson, Assitant Director; Canada Border Services
  • Antoinette Davis and Shahriyar Kahn, Multicultural Relations; City of Edmonton
  • Ese Ejebe, Manager; Catholic Social Services
  • Crystal Willie, Consultant; Purple Aspen Consulting
  • Ashif Mawji, Entrepreneur; Trust Science Co-Founder and Key Advisor
  • Moderator: Dr. Bob Ascah

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