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Strangers in New Homelands Conference
10th Anniversary Celebration

Placing Human Rights at the Heart of Immigration & Refugee Policies in Host Societies Around the World   

NOVEMBER 1, 2 & 3, 2017
Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park
1405 St. Matthews Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - Formal Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Formal Program starts at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, November 3, 2017 - Formal Program starts at 8:30 a.m.

Please see formal Conference Program for more details.

Building upon the growth and successes of our Annual Conferences over the past nine years, we are pleased to announce a Special 10th Anniversary edition of the Strangers in New Homelands Conference.

Hosted in the 150th year anniversary of Canada, this special Anniversary Conference’s main theme seeks to examine critical issues around immigration and refugee policies around the world: human rights and the rise in xenophobia, Islamophobia and intolerance towards ethnic minorities in host societies.

- Conference Poster
- Community Agency Invitation















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Faculty of Social Work
521 Tier Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2


2017 Planning Committee

Dr. Michael Baffoe, Conference Chair, University of Manitoba

Dr. Lori Wilkinson, University of Manitoba

Prof. Tuula Heinonen, University of Manitoba

Dr. Lewis Asimeng-Boahene, Penn State University, Harrisburg-PA, USA

Dr. Buster Ogbuagu, University of St. Francis, Jolliet, Ill, USA

Dr. Carlos Parra, La Sierra University, California, USA

Dr. Stacey Wilson-Forsberg, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantfort, Canada

Omar Abdullahi, All Nations Family Resource Centre

Alfred Sadhr Koineh, Mount Carmel Clinic

Judy Williams, Indigenous & Municipal Relations, Province of Manitoba

Abdikheir Ahmed, Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW)