Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)

Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)


Program Partner

The Wood Buffalo Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a network of organizations committed to working together to enhance the lives of newcomers in the region. Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), LIP is focused on developing strategies for strengthening the participation, belonging and inclusion of newcomers through:

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Strategic planning
  • Coordination of services that support immigrant settlement and integration

There are many support groups in this regional partnership, including:

  • Newcomer Interagency Network (NIN) is a group of organizations and employers in Wood Buffalo working to enhance the lives of newcomers to the community.
  • NIN Steering Committee is a committee that guides the direction of the NIN through strategic planning based on feedback from members, working groups, research and the Immigrant Advisory Table.
  • Immigrant Advisory Table (IAT) is a diverse collective of immigrants convened to inform current and future strategic directions related to immigration outcomes for Wood Buffalo.
  • Working groups that focus on implementing specific action plans that support the overall strategic goals of the Wood Buffalo Local Immigration Partnership.

Learn more about this program and Newcomer Interagency Network at newcomers-ymm.ca.

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If you have questions about the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), contact us at LIP@northernalberta.ymca.ca.