Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)
The Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) South Scarborough is a collaborative partnership among service providers and stakeholders interested in advancing newcomer issues in three neighbourhoods in Scarborough: Dorset Park, Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park and Scarborough Village.
LIP South Scarborough was initiated in October 2009 to build a shared vision for newcomers in our communities with CCS as the Lead Agency. Our aim is to develop strong, sustainable partnerships, to meaningfully engage newcomers and to develop a model of service delivery that works seamlessly from the perspective of newcomers.
A participatory, community and strengths-based approach to better serve newcomers to Canada.
From October 2009 to January 2011, LIP South Scarborough engaged service providers, newcomers and other stakeholders in the three neighbourhoods to develop a strategic plan with clear recommendations on how to enhance newcomers’ settlement and integration experience in our neighbourhoods. Our final report on the Local Settlement Strategy can be found on the upper top right corner of this page.
The LIP South Scarborough is now moving into Phase 2, the implementation of the Local Settlement Strategy. During this phase, the LIP South Scarborough will work towards improving service coordination and advancing the newcomer agenda in the three neighbourhoods. LIP South Scarborough hopes to contribute to better knowledge and access to services for newcomers and maximize the use of resources in our neighbourhoods. In addition, LIP South Scarborough will raise awareness of newcomers’ needs and aim to empower newcomer residents and strengthen the capacity of our communities to integrate newcomers.
Getting Involved With LIP South Scarborough
Are you interested in advancing newcomer issues in South Scarborough? You are welcome to give us your feedback or participate in a neighbourhood work team, one of our newcomer workgroups or a meeting for stakeholders in your neighbourhood.
If you want to find out more about how to get involved, please contact Irmi Hutfless, LIP Manager, at email@example.com.