Electoral and Civic Involvement of Canada’s Immigrant Communities
Workshop
October 25, 2013
Toronto

On October 25, 2013, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, with support from Elections Canada, Samara, the Maytree Foundation and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University, held a workshop on the electoral and civic involvement of Canada’s immigrant communities. The event was held at the Samara offices in Toronto, and the more than 30 participants included academic experts, government officials, former political party activists and representatives of a variety of nongovernmental organizations.

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Presentations:

Session 1: Trends in Minority Representation and Public Attitudes

Karen Bird

Antoine Bilodeau

Livianna Tossutti and Jane Hilderman

Session 2: City Council Representativeness and Local Dynamics

Myer Siemiatycki

Wendy Cukier

Chima Nkemdirim

Session 3: Recruitment and Candidate Selection

Greg Sorbara

Raj Sihota

Alejandra Bravo

Matt Smith

Session 4: Civic Participation and the Role of Civil Society Organizations

Alison Loat

Eyob Naizghi

Anne-Marie Pham

Stéphanie Casimir

Session 5: Summing Up

Ratna Omidvar