The Langley Local Immigration Partnership is one of more than 60 Immigration Partnerships in Canada. With funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Langley LIP
was established in April 2020 to bring community leaders together to develop and implement a plan to improve immigrant and refugee settlement and integration in the City and the Township of Langley
Langley LIP Goals
Through comprehensive research and community consultation, and planning, the Langley LIP will develop a community strategic plan to achieve these six goals.
Ultimately, all residents, regardless of background and length of time in Canada, will feel welcomed, and included and hold a sense of belonging and attachment to Langley.
Learn more about our strategic planning process and our priorities.
Awareness of Challenges
Partners and stakeholders will have an increased awareness of the challenges faced by and the needs of newcomers in Langley.
Awareness of Contributions
Partners and stakeholders will have an increased awareness of the contributions newcomers are prepared to make in Langley communities.
Engagement, Collaboration & Planning
New stakeholders are engaged and collaboration and planning on issues related to immigrant and refugee settlement and integration are enhanced.
Increased Capacity & Responsiveness
The capacity of Langley’s settlement and community services sectors are more responsive to the needs of newcomers.
Recognition and Celebration
The work undertaken by the City and Township of Langley to become more welcoming and inclusive of newcomers will be recognized and celebrated.
Connection & Inclusion
Langley newcomers are welcomed, connected, and included.
LLIP featured resource
Survey of Immigrants Living in Langley: Summary Report
This survey report is part of a more extensive research and consultation initiative to inform the Langley Local Immigration Partnership’s strategic planning. The survey is the first element of the Langley LIP’s research and consultation. It has been specifically developed and scheduled to ensure that the immigrant voice and perspective are foundational to the research and planning process.
Congratulations to Fraser Health’s Above and Beyond award winners, including Angus Kinkade, a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist who works with the Medication Use Evaluation Team here at Langley Memorial Hospital!
Read about Angus and his work here > >
Applications are now open! The #CDAP Grow Your Business Online #grant gives BC #SmallBusiness owners access to E-commerce Advisors for advice and support, and a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to purchase new e-commerce tools. Learn more and apply today at: http://sbbc.co/CDAP
We're seeking members of the Immigrant Advisory Council (IAC). This is your opportunity to share your insights and journey on living as a newcomer in Langley to help advance the initiative of the LLIP. http://ow.ly/7GYm50JIHQF @LangleyCSS
Skills to Success offered through @LangleyCSS, is a youth employment program, designed to assist youth enter BC labour market. 16-weeks in duration with 6-weeks in class, 10-weeks of job placement. Clients are paid whilst they attend the 6-week classes. http://ow.ly/WTxH50JIbVW
The @tg_programs is offering a hope-centred career development program for youth 17-24 who want to build a practical plan for their future. Earn high school credit while attending this free program at @douglascollege. http://ow.ly/wVn950JIb8I Starts July 4th.
This program is for youth who have not / not on track to graduate high school. It helps youth learn more about themselves and create a realistic plan for their future. Students from the @LangleySchools are welcome to apply for a July 4th start. It's free. @tg_programs
The @NewToBC team has compiled useful Immigrant Settlement Guides and Websites to help newcomers navigate their life in BC. Everything from LGBTQ+ resources to Employment to Education. They have you covered. https://newtobc.ca/settlement-information-for-newcomers/immigrant-settlement-guides/
Your English language skills are needed more than ever! It is always the right time to join in-person or online classes, when it fits you and your schedule. New Directions English Language School in Langley offers English Classes for Adults 17+. Pre-Lit to LINC 8.
The @LangleyCSS offers valuable support in helping refugees settle into their new life in #LangleyBC. If you're in need of support, or you're helping someone, please reach out: https://www.lcss.ca/programs-and-services/settlement-integration-services/supporting-refugees/
If you're new to the #LangleyBC area and you're curious about what businesses are available in your community, have a look through the @LangleyChamber directory: https://business.langleychamber.com/list
The @reboot_plus program helps youth find purpose and stay on track to graduate high school. If you're connected with a youth who would benefit from this free @tg_programs please have them apply now for a July 4, 2022 start. https://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/training-group/employment-services-career-development/youth-programs/reboot-plus
Reboot Plus is Douglas College managed youth career development program. We have a summer group planned – starting July 4th – as well as a number scheduled for the fall. Call 604-218-4310 for more information!
@tg_programs @douglascollege @sd42news @MakeAFuture
If your'e looking to become an Educational Assistant, see if you qualify for this Fast Track Education Assistant Training Program offered in partnership with @LangleyCSS, Western Community College and @PICSSociety. Details: http://ow.ly/S9Hy50JEcs6
Why does #LangleyBC need a Local Immigration Partnership? Over the last decade the immigrant population of @LangleyCity_ and @LangleyTownship has grown significantly. We develop + implement plans to improve immigrant + refugee settlement and integration. http://ow.ly/8SA850JCZP1
Ashki Shkur’s first glimpses of the Vancouver area came from the back of an RCMP cruiser after she and her family were arrested for walking across the U.S. border in search of asylum in 2017. http://ow.ly/JJ6G50JCZjt
Are you an internationally trained dentist preparing to take a licensing exam required by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada to practice in B.C.? Get exam preparation support! See if you're eligible and register at: https://successbc.ca/internationally-trained-dentists/
The fifth annual Canadian Multicultural Day brings a wide array of festivities from around the world to Maple Ridge June 25.
@citypittmeadows @YourMapleRidge @MapleRidgeNews @ReadLearnPlay
The reason is not because the existing tech labour force is unskilled. Rather, homogenous talent often lacks diverse viewpoints and lived experience, which limit “genuine, game-changing innovation,” he explains.
How much do you know about Canada's Indigenous history? Take this fun facts quiz to test your knowledge and learn something new: https://www.mapleridgenews.com/trending-now/quiz-how-much-do-you-know-about-canadas-indigenous-people/
A recent survey tells a concerning story. A striking 72 per cent of immigrants surveyed said, “Canadians don’t understand the challenges immigrants face.” https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2022/06/20/immigrants-face-crisis-of-the-withering-canadian-dream.html
Are you a young entrepreneur (aged 17-29) looking to improve your business skills? Self-Employment Training for Young Entrepreneurs may be for you! For more details and to check if you're eligible, visit http://www.successbiis.ca https://twitter.com/SUCCESSBIIS/status/1538930002561060866
NewToBC offers a volunteer opportunity specifically for newcomers to BC. Library Champions are trained to conduct outreach to other new immigrants. The LCP’s four training sessions focus on building communication, presentation, and outreach skills and on gaining an understanding of the range of programs, services, and resources that are provided by libraries and immigrant and community service agencies.On average, each Library Champion shares information with more than 50 other new immigrants. As of March 2022, more than 1,850 new immigrants have been trained as Library Champions and these individuals have reached out to more than 101,800 other new immigrants!Would you like to learn more? Sign up for an information session. newtobc.ca/library-champions-project/library-champions-registration/... See MoreSee Less
Do you know the warning signs of heat-related illness? If you or someone you know experiences any of these symptoms during extreme heat, take immediate steps to cool down and seek emergency care. Learn more: gov.bc.ca/ExtremeHeat ... See MoreSee Less
If you're looking to beat the heat today, here are a few family-friendly options for you! 👇🏽Sunshine, is that you? ☀️Who wants to go to a 💦 spray park 💦 in the City of Langley?!There are three incredible water parks in the City of Langley:📍City Park (pictured)4949 207 Street📍 Douglas Park20550 Douglas Crescent📍 Nicholas Park209th Street + 50A AvenueWhich one is your favourite?! ☀️💦 Grab your essentials and come spend the day outside with us!www.discoverlangleycity.com/... See MoreSee Less
Join Immigrant Services Society of BC to learn about the Canadian Citizenship Application Processشرایط و مدارک لازم جهت دریافت شهروندی کاناداWhat you need to know about Canadian Citizenship applicationآنچه میبآیست در خصوص مراحل دریافت شهروندی کانادا بدانیدISSofBC سخنران: مژگان حیدرپور میمه کارشناس امور مهاجرین سازمانWhen:Thursday. July 7, 20222:00 pm to 4:00 pmزمان: پنجشنبه ۷ جولای ساعت ۲ تا ۴Where:Zoom Webinarبرای نام نویسی و دریافت لینک با مژگان به شماره 6544-372-778و ایمیل.تماس حاصل فرمایید firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoy Canada Day at Aldergrove Athletic Park! The Township of Langley is hosting an in-person event, providing a family-friendly opportunity to reconnect as a community.Live entertainment will take place on two stages and includes Penny Pom Pom, Norden the Magician and a Kellie Haines Ventriloquist on the Family stage and cultural performers including the stɑl̓əw̓ Pow Wow Dancers, and the Kunda African Culture Music & Dance music and dance group on the Main Stage. Full Event details, including a performance schedule, can be found at tol.ca/canadaday ... See MoreSee Less
Join Morning Coffee Club at the Fraser Valley Regional Library Socialize with other members of the community in a relaxed environment near their fireplace. They'll provide the coffee if you bring the conversation!This is such a great way to meet people from your Langley community. 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM | Wednesdays | Murrayville Library ... See MoreSee Less
Building a Foundation for Change: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019–2022 is a $45 million investment that will take immediate steps in combatting racism and discrimination based on what was heard during the engagement process and supported by research. The strategy will complement existing government efforts and programs aimed at eliminating inequities by focusing on three guiding principles: Demonstrating Federal Leadership, Empowering Communities, and Building Awareness & Changing Attitudes. Learn more: langleylip.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ARS-Report-EN-2019-2022.pdf... See MoreSee Less
Timeline photosYOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS, REGISTER TODAY!🎉The Canada Digital Adoption Program is a new federal government program which provides two grants to businesses to get their business online, build or boost their e-commerce presence, or help digitalize some of their business operations. This session will review this new program and both the "Boost Your Business Technology" grant and the "Grow Your Business Online" grant, review their eligibility, and explain how the grant can be used to help your business become more digital.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! ow.ly/EXoY50JyCRy... See MoreSee Less
British Columbia’s first ever halal food festival is scheduled for June 25th! With a population of over 100,000+ muslims residing in BC, the halal food scene has grown tremendously in the last decade.With over 30 vendors, food, drinks & many fun activities the event will definitely be a blast! Free Entry, and open to all communities. BC Halal Food Fest 📆 June 25, 2022 | 12 - 9PM📍 Surrey Civic Plaza✅ FREE Entry🍔 Halal Food🍹 Halal Drinks ... See MoreSee Less
Today is World Refugee Day. Each year on June 20, the world celebrates World Refugee Day. “Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety.”Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee. Head over to the BC Refugee Hub page and learn how you can support refugees here in Canada. ... See MoreSee Less
The Langley LIP engages a range of key community stakeholders to oversee the development and guide the implementation of a local settlement and integration strategic plan.Current members represent the City and the Township, health, business, policing, education, the libraries, volunteer groups, community and immigrant service agencies.Learn more about our members and the work that we're doing: langleylip.ca/who-we-are/the-langley-lip-membership/... See MoreSee Less
Walk with the MayorMonday, June 20 | 9:30 - 11:00am | Timms Community CentreEnjoy a 5k walk with Mayor van den Broek to celebrate Recreation and Parks month in June. The walk will start at Timms Community Centre and will be led by Mayor van den Broek and supported by a recreation worker. The walk will head South towards Portage Park and travel along the Nicomekl Flood Plain trails before returning to Timms Community Centre. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.langleycity.ca/events/walk-mayor (City of Langley) ... See MoreSee Less
If you're living in the Greater Langley area and you're curious about what the Langley Chamber does and how it might help you, sign up for this information session to learn.ARE YOU A MEMBER? THINKING OF JOINING? THIS SESSION IS FOR YOU!🎉Now more than ever is the time to learn what your Greater Langley Chamber membership can do for you and your business. Join Kristi Maier, Director of Operations, as she walks through our best programs to take advantage of (and that will help you save money).CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: ow.ly/UOuG50Jt2IM... See MoreSee Less
Multi-Cultural Early Years Services is free one-one-to-one support in accessing services for families with children from birth to six years old in Langley, Surrey & Delta offered by the Langley Community Services Society. Multicultural Family Navigators provide free services in multiple languages and help families with young children access information and support.Ways they can help:🔘 Support and information for families with children ages birth to six years old🔘 Assistance accessing programs for children that have extra support needs🔘 Introduction to local community Early Year Programs and other similar services🔘 Assistance completing referral applications🔘 Support based on individual needs🔘 No referral necessary🔘 Support is available in multiple languagesLearn more: www.lcss.ca/programs-and-services/childfamily-services/multicultural-family-navigators/... See MoreSee Less
The Langley Local Immigration Partnership fosters belonging and inclusion through the development of collaborative relationships, responsive approaches, and practical resources to respond to the changing needs of Langley and all its citizens.We have just posted our strategic plan for 2022-2025. Details can be found on our website: langleylip.ca/our-research/... See MoreSee Less
The Welcoming Libraryis a pop-up community conversation on immigration. That conversation is driven by a collection of acclaimed picture books featuring New Arrival and New Canadian families. Readers of all ages “meet” these families on the page and explore the commonalities of all families with embedded discussion questions and companion programming / education materials. The collection — with its pop-up display unit — packs into a crate and travels between schools, libraries, and community centers in Langley, building an environment of Welcoming and Belonging.The Welcoming Library is a community collaboration between the Langley Literacy Network and Langley Children Committee alongside the founders of the program, I'm Your Neighbor Books. The Canadian development of this concept was funded by the City of Langley, the Township of Langley, the Government of British Columbia, and the Raise a Reader Campaign (Decoda Literacy Solutions). langleyliteracynetwork.com/welcome-library/... See MoreSee Less
Workbc-langley can help you find your next job. You can access job search resources, career planning, training and skills upgrading, work experience opportunities and job placements. WorkBC Centres also assist employers address staffing needs. Visit their website or call them at 604-360-4196.workbccentre-langley-willowbrook.ca/... See MoreSee Less
Timeline photosJune is Filipino Heritage Month in Canada, a time for all Canadians to celebrate the long and rich history of Filipino Canadians and their immense contributions to Canada. Happy Filipino Heritage Month! ... See MoreSee Less
𝗖𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗱𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 matches volunteers with newcomer clients and/or families. Volunteers are Canadians or immigrants who are settled in the community. Newcomers are supported by volunteers to build connections, learn about community resources, and share each other’s cultures.For more information and registration, please contact Joohye Nam at 604-534-7921 Ext. 1204 or email@example.com.@Langley Community Services Society... See MoreSee Less
If you're living in #langleybc and you're looking for a new career, start with WorkBC Langley. There are a number of workshops, programs, and online resources to help you get to where you want to be.The Langley WorkBC Centre offers a variety of programs and workshops to assist individuals to develop training and career plans and to prepare and conduct effective job searches. View our monthly calendar for details. If you would like to learn more about these workshops and events, please contact us at: 604-360-4196 or firstname.lastname@example.org workbccentre-langley-willowbrook.ca/... See MoreSee Less