The Syrian Refugee Resettlement Initiative
The School is pleased to invite public servants of all levels to the launch of Marquee Moments, a new series on historical milestones in the Canadian Public Service. This first event will focus on the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Initiative.
In 2015, as part of the Syrian Refugee Initiative, Canadians welcomed Syrian families to be resettled across Canada. Since then, almost 50,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled through government assistance and private sponsorship.
Join us as we examine how the Public Service response unfolded. Our panel will lead you through what it took to implement the Resettlement Initiative: from mobilizing teams and working with international partners to process refugees, to collaborating among federal, provincial and municipal government departments and service provider organizations to coordinate settlement, language training, housing, and employment services, all on very tight timelines.
Panelists will share successes, lessons learned, and stumbling blocks encountered along the way. Hear the inspiring story of how the Government of Canada and everyday citizens opened their hearts and mobilized resources in a way that can only be described as 'Canadian'.
This event is designed for all public servant groups and levels, and is offered at no cost.
- November 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (EST)
- Networking reception begins at 5:30 pm
Bilingual with interpretation in official languages
National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
- Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service
- Marta Morgan, Deputy Minister, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
- Malcolm Brown, Deputy Minister, Public Safety Canada
- Anita Biguzs, retired and Former Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
- Jacques Cloutier, Vice-President, Operations Branch, Canada Border Services Agency