Good Ideas from Toronto: An Exchange of Immigrant Integration Practices
November 28 to December 2, 2011 | Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne
Cities are the destination of choice for most immigrants. The welcome cities provide to their newest residents is key to successful integration and, in the end, vital to their social and economic health. It’s also essential to the ongoing prosperity of the cities themselves. It’s not surprising then that cities world-wide are eager to learn from each other about what works in integrating immigrants.
From November 28 to December 2, 2011, a delegation from Toronto, led by Maytree’s president Ratna Omidvar and chairman Alan Broadbent, visited four cities in Germany (Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, and Cologne) to share good practices in immigrant integration.
In each city, the delegates also had an opportunity to visit with staff of German projects to learn about local immigrant integration practices.
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Telling stories of success is an important strategy for building awareness and illustrating how change can happen. In 2004, TRIEC set out to identify the stories of employer success to illustrate to other employers how they can benefit from the skills of immigrants. To find these stories, TRIEC created an awards program with two objectives; [...]
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
From November 28 to December 2, we had the opportunity to visit four cities in Germany (Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, and Cologne) to share good practices in immigrant integration. In each city, we also visited with staff of German projects to learn about local immigrant integration practices. Experience the German tour through four short slideshows.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Thanks to the Heinrich Böll Stiftung in Berlin, we have a video of the Berlin presentation. Since the whole presentation was three hours long, we’re giving you the option to watch the individual segments. Peter Boehm, Ambassador of Canada in Germany: Welcome Ratna Omidvar, President, Maytree: Introduction Alan Broadbent, Founder and Chairman, Maytree: Historical context and [...]