Immigration is a family affair. National policy may define your status, but the experience of arrival and integration, especially in the case of families, is felt locally. In Spain, the City of Barcelona makes family reunification a local priority; in Canada, cities like Toronto have welcomed hundreds of refugee families through citizen-led responses to Canada's national refugee sponsorship program. What works? Successful integration means navigating the complexity of new cultural, social, educational and economic systems for the whole family, including the young and old. How can city and community stakeholders ensure a promising future for every member of the newcomer family?
On May 17, join us online to learn how innovative initiatives in Toronto and Barcelona are putting family first and welcoming refugee and reunified immigrant families based on the first principles of living together - building relationships, support, trust and a community of welcome – while engaging private citizens and public institutions as active agents of integration.
- Tamara Sabarini, Project Coordinator, Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge (Toronto, Canada)
- Ramon Sanahuja, Director of Migrants Attention and Welcoming Policies, City of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
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