GWLIP makes it into national report on LIPs
July 31, 2014
Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) have come a long way since they first received funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in 2008 (although they first began in Ontario, they are now being formed in other parts of Canada).
By building on local structures and activities and bringing together many local stakeholders, LIPs have shown great capacity to enhance local approaches to newcomer settlement and integration.
CIC’s new report, Local Immigration Partnerships: Outcomes 2008-2013, presents key findings collected from all LIP annual reports. It shares examples of successful activities and innovative practices undertaken by the LIPs since their formation and highlights results achieved. It demonstrates the value of collaboration in fostering more welcoming and inclusive communities.
The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership is mentioned on page 10 in relation to our fantastic success in facilitating the creation of a local mentorship program (now run by Lutherwood Employment Services).