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 (2015 - 2016)
- consulted with newcomers and others through a series of 13 community forums (2015 - 2016)
- assembled the Partnership Council, Immigrant Advisory Table and other support tables (beginning in 2015 to present)
- initiated a research study to further explore local priorities to successful settlement and integration (2016)
- conducted a newcomer survey and community survey (2019 - 2020)
- developed Community Action Plans based on the settlement and integration needs and priorities identified by community (on-going activity; revisions required when settlement and integration priorities shift)
2020-2021 Update: The RRLIP and its stakeholder tables are working on a revision of the Community Action Plan based on the recent findings of the Newcomer and Community Surveys.
Contact Information (RRLIP Secretariat):
Carol Brouwers, Project Manager
Laura Strong, Assistant Project Manager
Deborah Stevens, Program Support