Who we are


​Don Curry was the founding Executive Director of both the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre and the Timmins & District Multicultural Centre and served as Co-Chair of both cities' Local Immigration Partnerships. He developed the Timmins immigration strategy, researched and led the implementation of the North Bay strategy and developed strategies for Temiskaming Shores, Cochrane and Central Almaguin, all in Northeastern Ontario.  He is now chair of the board of the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre. A journalist and former journalism professor, he writes about immigration issues for www.newcanadianmedia.ca

Experience with small and mid-size municipalities

Work  recently completed

Research report, The North's New Entrepreneurs, on immigrant-owned businesses in 11 municipalities in Northeastern Ontario.

A 10-Step Process to Grow Your Municipality Through Immigration.

Currently taking part-time courses through UBC to become Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Expected completion of immigration law courses is July 2019.



If you would like a free copy of any of the publications pictured here please send an email to don@curryconsulting.ca

When  to call Curry Consulting


​If your municipality is concerned about population aging, a low birth rate or youth out-migration your population may well be in decline. An immigration strategy and implementation will help. If your municipal strategic plan does not include the word "immigration" we should talk.

You can send an email to don@curryconsulting.ca or phone 705-475-6396.     


  • Member of the Nipissing District Human Rights Hall of Fame
  • 2013 YMCA Peace Medallion
  • Paul Harris Fellow

Current project collaborators

Meyer Burstein is a consultant and former Director-General of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, responsible for strategic planning, research, and analysis. He co-founded Metropolis, a pre-eminent, international policy-research project on migration. During the 1980s he was responsible for the design and management of the immigrant selection system. He has advised domestic and international governments on policy, research, and organizational issues linked to immigration and diversity. His work has included strategic reviews, evaluation studies, and policy and operational assessments in the area of social and economic policy, research, and knowledge management.

Michael Haan (PhD, University of Toronto, 2006) is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Migration and Ethnic Relations in the Sociology Department at Western University. He is also a Research Associate at the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Labour at the University of Lethbridge and at the McGill Centre for Population Dynamics. His research interests intersect the areas of demography, immigrant settlement, labour market integration, and data development. Dr. Haan is widely consulted by provincial and federal governments for policy advice in the areas of immigration, settlement services, the Canadian labour market and population aging.