Presentation on theme: "Integration Policy and Programs in Canada (Outside of Quebec) John Biles Metropolis Project Team Presented at: 8 th National Metropolis Conference Saturday."— Presentation transcript:
Integration Policy and Programs in Canada (Outside of Quebec) John Biles Metropolis Project Team Presented at: 8 th National Metropolis Conference Saturday 25 March 2006: 11:00-12:30 Vancouver, B.C. –N.B. Views expressed by the author are his and do not necessarily reflect those of Metropolis, Citizenship and Immigration Canada or the Government of Canada
Part 1: Canadian Model Three Important Premises: 1)Premise of Reciprocal Obligation 2)Third Party Service Delivery 3)Constitutional Division of Powers
Part 2: Division of Labour Major Actors in Integration Government –Federal –Provincial and Territorial –Municipal Non-Governmental Sector –Service Provider Organizations –Multicultural Organizations –Issue-Based Organizations –Universal Organizations –Private Sector
Division of Labour (cont). Citizenship and Immigration Canada LINC (and ELT), ISAP, HOST, RAP Canadian Heritage Multiculturalism Program Human Resources and Social Development Canada Foreign Credential Recognition, Bridge to Work Labour Program
Part 3: Sites of Integration Labour Housing Education Public Administration –Civic Participation –Justice –Health
Part 4: Cross-Cutting Initiatives Immigrant Labour Market Integration –Enhanced Language Training –Bridge to Work Anti-Racism Strategy –A Canada For All: Canadas Action Plan Against Racism Metropolis
Conclusions Co-ordination of Efforts –Portal / Integration Report? Fiscal Resources Intersections of Identity Missing Players –Employers and School Boards –Health, Foreign Affairs, and the Canadian Council on Learning?