Chilliwack LIP

Chilliwack Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)

LIP Coordinator: Ronda Cushnie, 604.393.3251, ext. 228 or cushnier@comserv.bc.ca

Our community is growing and changing. More and more immigrants identify Chilliwack as the preferred place to live and work. Our vision is to create awareness of services for newcomers in Chilliwack while building relationships and connections across the community.

Funding Partners: Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

We gratefully acknowledge Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

 

Click here to access the Newcomer Resource Guide

Chilliwack LIP

Ronda Cushnie, 604.393.3251 ext. 228
9214 Mary St. Chilliwack, BC
Mon-Thu, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Our Vision is to create awareness of services for newcomers and build connections and relationships across the community.

Our Goals

  1. 1. Improve access to local services
  2. 2. Better coordination of services to make the settlement and integration process easier
  3. 3. Greater ability to attract and retain immigrants
  4. 4. Enhanced partnerships and participation of community stakeholders

Our Work

  1. 1. Monthly Partnership Council meetings
  2. 2. Systematic approach to engage service providers and community organizations
  3. 3. Research
  4. 4. Implementation of a local settlement strategy
  5. 5. Quarterly Community Conversations involving newcomers and long term residents
  6. 6. Annual Immigrant Service Provider Network Meeting
  7. 7. Annual Public Forum to showcase research and report on action plan
  8. 8. Communication strategy for knowledge sharing and to promote our goals, activities, and progress
  9. 9. Evaluation of all activities

History

In 2013, Chilliwack Community Services began delivery of the provincially funded Welcoming Communities Program. This program came to a successful conclusion in March 2014. Check out this video to see the work that was accomplished!

Efforts to build a welcoming and inclusive community in Chilliwack have continued since then under the federally funded Chilliwack Local Immigration Partnership. Issues important to Chilliwack’s newcomers are addressed through a variety of activities as well as implementation of a Local Settlement Strategy and action plan.

Click here for 2015 Research Reframing Settlement Challenges and Opportunities in Chilliwack, BC.

LIP Partnership Council

The partnership council’s main goal of the community-based partnership is to oversee the development of a local Partnership does not deliver services directly to newcomers but provides a collaborative framework to facilitate the development and implementation of sustainable solutions for successful immigrant integration that are tailored to the City of Chilliwack and surrounding area.

See our partners below:

The LIP Partnership Council include:

  • – Baha’is of Chilliwack
  • – Chilliwack Community Services
  • – Chilliwack Learning Society
  • – Chilliwack School District #33
  • – Chilliwack Society for Community Living
  • – Chilliwack YMCA
  • – Fraser Valley Regional Library
  • – Service Canada
  • – University of the Fraser Valley
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