Conference and Events

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We aim to amplify the voices of refugees and shine a light on stories that may not make headlines.

In addition to providing direct services to newcomers, at ECDC, we strive to educate and advocate for more equitable and inclusive support to meet refugee and immigrant needs locally and globally. One of the ways we do this is by hosting an annual conference and periodic events which bring together leaders of refugee serving organizations, policymakers, and lay community members around a common theme.

Annual Conference

For 25 years, we have hosted an annual conference to facilitate networking and learning with an aim of strengthening resettlement programs and generating political will for systems change. The last conference ECDC hosted was in May 2019 on the theme Beyond Borders: Building Resilient Communities for Refugees. The annual conference has not been held for the past few years due to COVID-19 but is expected to resume in 2023. Check back for more information.

Upcoming Events

Currently there are no scheduled events. Check back regularly and subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed. Read about recent activities here.