SYMPOSIUM   Past event

Volunteerism and Civic Engagement Among New Canadians

Apr 4, 2014

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gardiner Museum “Terrace Room”
111 Queens Park, Toronto





On April 4, 2014, CIFAR and Manulife Financial, in collaboration with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, hosted a luncheon entitled Volunteerism and Civic Engagement Among New Canadians. CIFAR Senior Fellow Irene Bloemraad (University of California, Berkeley) and Fellow Lara Aknin (Simon Fraser University) from CIFAR’s Social Interactions, Identity & Well-Being program presented leading ideas and insights from their research.


The luncheon engaged and informed representatives from governments and immigrant and non-immigrant-serving organizations in the Greater Toronto Area on leading ideas about immigration and volunteerism, while enabling dialogue among them and the research community.

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Institute for Canadian Citizenship



Lara B. Aknin
Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University

Irene Bloemraad
Department of Sociology
University of California, Berkeley