The RRLIP Immigrant Advisory Table Held It's First Meeting! More Members Needed! Apply to the RRLIP Here!

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The RRLIP Immigrant Advisory Table Held It's First Meeting!  More Members Needed!  Apply to the RRLIP Here!

The RRLIP Immigrant Advisory Table (IAT) has been established!  

The first meeting saw a gathering of men and women of different ages, from different countries, who speak a variety of languages, and who have lived in Canada (Regina) for varying amounts of time.  

The common factor is enthusiasm, knowledge of the process of making a new country and community 'home' and the desire to contribute ideas to help make Regina more welcoming and inclusive for newcomers. 

The important discussion, ideas and concerns brought forward will inform the work and decisions of the RRLIP Partnership Council.

There are still seats available at the Table!  If you would like to take part in this new volunteer opportunity, please send the RRLIP an application!

 

The Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership is:

A Community Initiative

Designed to improve the settlement and integration of newcomers

Guided by the vision of Regina as a welcoming, inclusive community

Directed by a multi-sector Partnership Council

Informed by an Immigrant Advisory Table

 

Role of the Immigrant Advisory Table: IAT members will bring lived experience to the role, ensuring the newcomer perspective informs the work and decisions of the RRLIP Partnership Council.

Through this important connection with the immigrant community, the Partnership Council will develop insight into the components of a 'welcoming community.' The Immigrant Advisory Table will consist of newcomers to Canada, residing in Regina and representing a diversity of cultures, languages, ages and stages of settlement and integration. There will be a minimum of 4 meetings per year. IAT members will be unpaid volunteers and required to attend a minimum of 2 meetings per year.

Interpreters can be made available during IAT meetings to ensure the full participation of each member.

Note: The RRLIP would love to have everyone who applies be part of the Immigrant Advisory Table (IAT), however, space is limited.  In the interest of a diverse IAT, not all applicants will be selected.  Applicants not selected may be contacted for other volunteer opportunities as they arise.

For more information, email:  or call 306-791-6846 or 306-791-6841

Download the Immigrant Advisory Table (IAT) Application here!


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