Looking forward: Canadian Metropolis Conference

March 21, 2017
The International Observatory of Mayors on Living Together participated in the 19th National Metropolis Conference, which took place March 16-18, 2017.

 With the theme "Looking Forward: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond,” the 19th National Metropolis Conference*, organized by the Association for Canadian Studies, in collaboration with the city, brought together some 800 participants from all across Canada. For three days, researchers, political decision-makers and representatives of organizations participated in discussions around migration issues and mobility in cities.

The city organized a workshop on social cohesiveness to share its experience around Living Together, with the participation of different city departments.

The Coordinator of the International Observatory of Mayors on Living Together and specialists from the Direction du développement sociale et de la diversité (in French), the Center for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal and the Projet de médiation urbaine (in French) participated in this workshop in order to discuss a series of intersectorial initiatives that illustrate the role of Montréal’s municipal players in improving social cohabitation on a local level.

The 19th National Metropolis Conference* is an annual forum where researchers, political decision-makers and representatives of community and settlement assistance organizations gather and share their experiences in the field of immigration and settlement. Several members of the Board of Partners of Montréal are part of their steering committee. Learn more here.


(*) Please note: Not to be confused with the Metropolis XII World Congress, which will be held in Montréal in June 2017.