Here is a preview of the agenda on October 25!
Arrivals and Registration
Welcome and Introductions
Keynote Address by Don Mills, CEO, Corporate Research Associates
The Challenges of a Stagnant Economy and an Aging Population: the Role for Immigration
New Conversations Post-Tour Report
Alex LeBlanc, Executive Director at the New Brunswick Multicultural Council
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.
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.
Adam Lordon, Mayor of Miramchi
Nicole Somers, Mayor of Saint-Quentin
Cyrille Simard, Mayor of Edmundston
Paolo Fongemie, Mayor of Bathurst
Margot Cragg, Executive Director, Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick
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.
- Gala -
Gala Dinner with Keynote Address and Cultural Performances
Champions for Cultural Diversity Awards Ceremony