The Family Education and Support Centre submitted a proposal to create Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie and was approved for funding by Immigrant, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC).LIPs are community-based partnerships that strengthen service providers local engagement with newcomers, support research, and coordinate a collaborative system that welcomes newcomers through services and programs.
The purpose of LIPs is to enhance collaboration, coordination, and strategic planning at the community level in order to foster more welcoming and inclusive communities and improve settlement and integration outcomes.
The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie Local Immigration Partnership Council primary purpose is to provide guidance and support using their expertise, skills, and networks to aid in the development and implementation of the planned activities set out by IRCC.
We are now entering our third phase in the LIP funding that will take place from 2020 to 2025, and involves establishing a local settlement strategy by identifying key priorities for the community.
The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) promotes the improvement of social and economic outcomes for newcomers to this community. LIP is made up of a working committee of settlement service organizations; employers; educators; community stakeholders and newcomers.
We envision Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie to be vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive communities.
Our Values & Ethics
The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie Local Immigration Partnership Council will commit to guide their work with the following values:
To achieve these values the Council agrees to the following ethics:
Having an open and inclusive planning process that builds on the skills, and experience of the community.
Ensuring that the work of the Council is done for the benefit of the community rather than having a personal or business interest.
Agree to move forward on decisions made by a majority of Council members after a vote.
Ensuring transparency on all levels when making decisions.
Encouraging all sectors to be involved and share ideas, trends, and needs of newcomers in the community.