Metropolis: international and national research project on migration

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Resolution number: 
5
May 1999
Whereas: 
  1. The fundamental value of the Metropolis project is to provide research results, which are rooted in reality, to assist governments in making policies;
  2. Community organizations serving immigrants and refugees have a role as legitimate and necessary partners along with academic researchers and government policy-makers;
  3. Community organizations serving immigrants and refugees can play an important role in connecting with immigrants and refugees, in identifying policy relevance and in articulating the concrete relevance of research to current and potential funders;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR write to the Metropolis Secretariat and all Canadian national Metropolis centres urging Metropolis to:

  1. Partner with the settlement sector in organizing a seminar highlighting research done by NGOs;
  2. Provide mechanisms to facilitate the development of a network of NGOs, including community organizations serving immigrants and refugees, from the participating Metropolis countries;
  3. Commit to helping community organizations serving immigrants and refugees participate by encouraging government and universities to provide funding for their meaningful participation, including national and international conferences;
  4. Develop an effective process for the three partners, that is, government, academics and community organizations serving immigrants and refugees, to translate research results to policy change, and from policy change to policy implementation;
  5. Enable newcomers themselves to be meaningful partners with government, academics and community organizations serving immigrants and refugees, and not just research subjects.
Subject: 
Working Group: 
Immigration and Settlement