Newcomers- Local Immigration Partnership
Fredericton's Local Immigration Partnership of Fredericton (LIPF) works with all stakeholders to identify all of the available services for immigrants and to coordinate them to make sure the community and our newcomers are aware of them, as well as identify any gaps and find a way to fill them!
What is the Local Immigration Partnership Initiative?
Local Immigration Partnerships represent a new form of multi-level governance involving municipal, provincial and federal partners. The long-term vision for LIPs is to support the development of multi-sectoral partnership at the local community level to:
- Integrate newcomer needs into the community planning process
- Identify community-specific strategic priorities
- Implement a settlement strategy and action plans to improve newcomer outcomes
What is the Local Immigration Partnership of Fredericton (LIPF)?
In April 2015, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada aproved the funding for the creation of the Local Immigration Partnership of Fredericton. The LIPF is a community-driven solution to address immigrant integration. Following a strategic planning process, which included a gap analysis to identify integration obstacles and an asset mapping of settlement service organizations, the LIPF Council identified three key priorities:
- Increase support capacity for integration of newcomers.
- Increase the number of newcomers successfully integrated within the community.
- Improve tracking and measurement of retention results.
In order to achieve these goals, the LIPF committee has created four community-run working groups to target action items set out in specific strategic areas:
- Basic Needs
- Welcoming Communities and Awareness
- Education and Employment
- Multilevel Governance