Who We Are
The International Metropolis Project is the largest cross-sectoral international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration, integration / inclusion, and diversity. Through our efforts, we encourage the production and effective communication of policy-relevant knowledge amongst decision-makers, thought leaders, and practitioners. Our network includes partners from across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and is growing in Africa and Latin America.
We recognize that the name of Metropolis is used by others, including in, but not limited to, the field of migration. While we aim to collaborate whenever possible in complementary areas, we also highlight the unique Metropolis International profile and history.
Founded in 1996, the International Metropolis Project (now Metropolis International) was launched by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council as a network of experts and practitioners from universities, governments, and international and non-governmental organizations with an interest in international migration and its effects on societies, including a research program carried out by five Metropolis Centres of Excellence (i.e. partnerships of 20 Canadian universities).