The RRLIP has added a new staff member! Welcome to Laura Strong
The Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership has been in existance for 3 years, with 2 staff members - Carol Brouwers and Deborah Stevens.
The RRLIP is directed by an inclusive, multi-sector Partnership Council, representing many sectors in the City.
It is informed by an Immigrant Advisory Table, which ensures that the immigrant voice is valued, heard and considered as an integral part of the Council decision-making process.
One of the desires and priorities of the Project has been to get out into the community even more, to engage with various groups - especially cultural/ethnic groups in the City, and those who are supporting newcomers.
Now, with the addition of Laura Strong, those priorities will be more achievable. Laura will be seeking to meet with many different groups in the new year. As the RRLIP is not a direct service, but supports those who support newcomers, she will be seeking to understand ways the RRLIP can support these groups in their efforts to inculde, encourage and involve newcomers in their new city.
Some background information:
Laura moved to Regina in 2014, coming from the far East coast of Newfoundland. Previous to her new role at the RRLIP, she had been working as the Community Connection Worker with the Regina Open Door Society for 3 and a half years. In this role, she was responsible for facilitating the integration of newcomers into their new communities in Regina. A major part of her role included providing cultural awareness training to community members and service providers and supporting those who were interested in learning more about newcomers and how to effectively engage and work with them. Previous to this Laura was an Employment Counsellor and has been working in the non-profit sector for close to 15 years. Laura is very excited to join the RRLIP team and is looking forward to continuing to support and bring the Regina community together in their efforts to support positive newcomer integration!
If your cultural or ethnic group organization would like to have Laura come to give a presentation about the RRLIP, or meet with her to find out how the RRLIP can be of support to your group, please contact: [email protected]