aGENDA

Here is a preview of the agenda on October 25!

8:00am

Arrivals and Registration


8:30am

Welcome and Introductions


9:30am

Keynote Address by Don Mills, CEO, Corporate Research Associates
The Challenges of a Stagnant Economy and an Aging Population: the Role for Immigration


10:30am

Break


11:00am

New Conversations Post-Tour Report
Alex LeBlanc, Executive Director at the New Brunswick Multicultural Council


11:30am

Debrief and Reflections from the Road
During our New Conversations tour, NBMC and partner agencies from across the province toured 15 cities and town to engage in a dialogue around immigration, economic growth and the sustainability of our province. Months later, we reflect with tour participants on the learnings and outcomes of the tour.


12:30pm

Lunch


1:30pm

 

Inspiring Leadership of Local Governments and Communities
Panel of mayors and community leaders to explore the roles of municipalities and initiatives that can be taken to enhance population growth and newcomer integration in their communities.

Panelists

Moderator

  • Margot Cragg, Executive Director, Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick


2:30pm

Break


3:00pm

Presentation by Lori-Ann Cyr, President, Diversis

Presentation on the Municipal Guide on Francophone Immigration with a focus on the self-assessment tool and best practices that can be used by Anglophone or Francophone municipalities to support planning and capacity building for immigration, diversity and inclusion.


4:00pm

Closing Remarks


 

- Gala -

5:30pm

Reception


6:30pm

Gala Dinner with Keynote Address and Cultural Performances


8:30pm

Champions for Cultural Diversity Awards Ceremony