A Community Initiative
What is a Local Immigration Partnership? It is a Community Initiative that...
- promotes the settlement and integration of newcomers
- builds on the community’s strengths
- supports community-level research
- promotes linkages between sectors
- engages with a diversity of stakeholders
- enhances collaboration, coordination and strategic planning at the community level
- fosters a more welcoming community where immigrants are fully engaged and integrated
The Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership
In 2014, Regina Open Door Society (RODS) successfully obtained funding, in collaboration with the Regina Human Service Partnership (RHSP), from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to create the Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP). Since RODS holds the Contribution Agreement with IRCC for the RRLIP, it is responsible for ensuring the deliverables are met, on time and within budget.
The RRLIP is directed by a multi-sector Partnership Council comprised of key community stakeholders. The Partnership Council guides and oversees the implementation of the Settlement and Integration Community Plan (2017-2020). A diverse Immigrant Advisory Table informs the work of the Partnership Council through their lived experience, knowledge and connections to the newcomer community. Working groups and other committees support the implementation of the Community Plan. The Partnership Council, Immigrant Advisory Table, Working Groups and other Committees are supported by project staff (the secretariat).
The RRLIP works with community and key stakeholders to facilitate closer collaboration, create efficiencies and build capacity in Regina for the successful settlement and integration of newcomers. Since its formation, the Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership has completed a community scan, consulted with newcomers and others through a series of 13 community forums, assembled the Partnership Council and Immigrant Advisory Table, initiated a research study to further explore local priorities to successful settlement and integration and developed a local Community Plan to address some of the identified challenges.
Vision and Goals of the RRLIP
Vision: Regina strives to become a welcoming, inclusive city where newcomers are fully integrated, benefiting from and contributing to the social, cultural and economic fabric of the city.
Goals: The RRLIP will engage with key community stakeholders, in a multi-sector approach, to implement the 'Made in Regina' Strategy that will...
- Improve access, coordination and linkages to resources and services that facilitate newcomer settlement and integration
- Enhance awareness of newcomer needs and strengths
- Strengthen local collaboration and capacity to foscter a more welcoming, inclusive Regina