Building Resilient Communities

Thursday April 11-5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
67 Erb Street West, Waterloo
CGI Auditorium

Building Resilient Communities

The Building Resilient Communities conference gathers researchers, community leaders and policymakers around the topic of migrant resilience and gender inclusion. We will reflect on how gender impacts and is being considered in our research, in our policies and practices.

The conference will include panels and discussions on important topics such as institutional resilience, gender-responsiveness, and research and evidence-based community engagement.

Many high profile speakers in the panel.

Limited to 250 attendees from the policy, community and academic sectors.

After the discussion, there will be a reception.

Resilience (Social, economic, cultural, health, etc)

Gender-responsiveness & Intersectionality

Building resilience through community collaboration

Plenary speakers

Over 5 high profile speakers are invited in the panels.


Limited to 250 attendees: several coming from the policy, community and academic sectors.

After the event

After the discussions, there will be a public reception.



Jenna Hennebry




Tara Bedard

Immigration partnership


Ana Luz Martinez

KW Multicultural Centre

Peter Donahue

Laurier International

Rana Aljaroudi

Canadian Arab Women’s Association


Fran Hannigan

University of Waterloo


Valerie Preston

York University