The National Metropolis Conference is an annual forum for researchers, policy makers, representatives from community and settlement organizations to get together to share and exchange knowledge and experience in the field of immigration and settlement.

The 19th National Metropolis Conference will be held on March 16th-18th, 2017 at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel.

The 2017 National Metropolis Conference will focus on future immigration trends and policies and the challenges and opportunities that they create for Canadian society. The conference will include plenary panels with distinguished speakers and workshop and roundtable sessions on a wide variety of topics related to immigration and diversity.

Chedly Belkhodja

Concordia University

Antoine Bilodeau

Concordia University

Serif Damar

Intercultural Dialogue Institute

Janet Dench

Canadian Council for Refugees

Howard Duncan

Metropolis Project

Annie-Marie Fadel

Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion

Annick Germain

Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Allison Harell

Université du Québec à Montréal

Brent Herbert-Copley

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Yolande James

Jack Jedwab

Association for Canadian Studies

David Johnston

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Alissa Lauriault

Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

Micheline Milot

Université du Québec à Montréal

Mireille Paquet

Concordia University

Christine Poulin


Stéphan Reichold

Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes

Nathalie Rochefort


Josefina Rossell

Université de Montréal

Gabrielle St-Cyr

Regroupement québécois des organismes pour le développement de l'employabilité

Kim Turner

Global Diversity Exchange

Michèle Vatz Laroussi

Université de Sherbrooke

Xiaoyi Yan

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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