Welcome to the FOCAL archive

The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is no longer in operation. This website documents FOCAL's activities and accomplishments throughout its existence. Thank you for your interest in the work of FOCAL.

Metropolis North America

Metropolis North America started as a joint initiative between FOCAL, the Metropolis International Project, U.S. Homeland Security and the Centre for Research on North America (CISAN) based at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). The project’s goal was to foster research and dialogue on labour mobility within North America. This initiative was created under the auspices of the Expert Dialogue on Labour Mobility that FOCAL co-hosted in Mexico City on June 23-24, 2008.

Expert Dialogue on Labour Mobility in North America
FOCAL and Metropolis
June 2008

Research Agenda
Oct. 2009

Seminar Report: Managing Undocumented Migration in North America
Barbara Maclaren reports on latest Metropolis meeting in Phoenix, Arizona
March 2010

FOCAL Project Contact:
Tandy Shephard, Program Manager
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CMI in the Media

Moving North America at the speed of business
April 6, 2011

A View of the Hemisphere



Explore the link between governance and development.