Metropolis collaborates in various ways with the Maytree Foundation project, Cities of Migration (CoM). CoM showcases good ideas in immigrant integration and promotes innovative practices that create inclusion and urban prosperity. CoM held its third international conference in Toronto in March 2, 2016.
Metropolis is a founding member of the Migration and Diaspora Studies (MDS) initiative at Carleton University. The MDS seeks to mobilize an existing but diffuse area of research strength at Carleton University by connecting faculty members and graduate students from different disciplines.
Metropolis collaborates with the World Bank’s new initiative, the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). Metropolis leads one of the twelve thematic working groups, particularly on integration issues in host communities. As part of the project, Metropolis, in collaboration with KNOMAD hosted a one-day public seminar on March 4, 2014 on the relation between migration and development. The next collaborative event is currently in development.
KNOMAD is envisaged to be a global hub of knowledge and policy expertise on migration and development issues. KNOMAD draws on experts from all parts of the world to synthesize existing knowledge and generate new knowledge for use by policy makers in sending and receiving countries. KNOMAD works in close coordination with the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and the Global Migration Group (GMG).