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.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (@MHCC_) & Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (@cyrrcoalition) are hosting a virtual SPARK workshop on projects that support refugee child, youth, and family settlement.
Thank you @ratnaomi for your continued support and advocacy on behalf of Immigrants and Refugees. @SkillsforChange welcomes the opportunity to help build welcoming communities for Afghan refugees settling in Canada. https://twitter.com/ratnaomi/status/1438125889015877633
If you work with newcomers, please share this wonderful volunteer opportunity at the @ReadLearnPlay #mapleridgebc public library. Library Champions are trained volunteers who share information about library services, resources and programs with newcomers. https://newtobc.ca/library-champions-project/library-champions-registration/
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Holy *** this is good! 7 episodes of extraordinary stories & unique perspectives from significant moments in recent history: from the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 to the fall-out from the conflict in Viet Nam; from genocide in Rwanda to crisis in Syria.
Mon. Sept. 20 is the Federal Election Day and 28 school gyms are being used as polling stations. The health and safety of our school community is a priority. Please give yourself extra time for pick-up and drop-off or walk. For more info: https://bit.ly/3kae9ev #MySD35Community
Hundreds of new B.C. paramedic positions announced as 24 stations go to full-time staffing https://www.langleyadvancetimes.com/news/hundreds-of-new-b-c-paramedic-positions-announced-as-24-stations-go-to-full-time-staffing/
In our latest podcast episode Rita shares how she was welcomed to Canada by Together Project volunteers who she now considers her family. #WelcomeWeek2021 Listen on #Spotify, #Apple or #GooglePodcasts. https://apple.co/3tCRzhL #ImmigrationMatters
Learn about the employment services available, living costs, available jobs and more. The province provides a number of services to assist immigrants become part of B.C. society and succeed in the B.C. job market. Find this information under 'Employment' https://langleylip.ca/our-research/
We have described libraries in 26 languages to help our newcomer friends learn about the services, resources, and programs available in our BC libraries. Please share this with those who can help spread the word!
Find English language learning materials at your local library. You can access a variety of materials and levels, free with your library card! https://newtobc.ca/settlement-information-for-newcomers/english-language-learning-materials/
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Navigating a COVID-19 vaccine passport society won't be easy for those who remain unvaccinated | CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/unvaccinated-covid-19-navigate-passport-society-1.6169251?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar
Are you a youth (age 15-30) who's interested in getting creative? Do you need support for employment, housing or mental health? Join MAKE IT!, a free drop-in art program provided by @FrogHollowVan. See the poster for contact info.
Did You Know? The Langley School District's Vision is to create an "Innovative, Inspiring, and Unified Learning Community." You can find our vision & mission on our website: http://ow.ly/x2UW50G9b8Q
English Conversation Circles are excellent for improving English communication skills, while gaining knowledge about Canadian culture, traditions & community resources. We have a variety of sessions for all different levels. Join one today! https://issbc.org/events/list/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2021-09-12&tribe-bar-search=conversation%20circle
Amazon is coming to Ridge Meadows! WorkBC Maple Ridge is hosting an Exclusive Virtual Hiring Fair on September 21st. Amazon offers $16.25 to start with a comprehensive benefits package. To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/amazon-hiring-fair-pitt-meadows-tickets-167661170073?aff=SM
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Where are the employees that I need? The @LangleyTownship has a handy tool to help you Evaluate the Workforce. You can find detailed information on workforce indicators for Township of Langley. https://investtol.ecdev.org/workforce
Many new immigrants need support during the settlement process. There are hundreds of programs and services to assist newcomers settle and integrate. Learn more: https://langleylip.ca/settling-in-langley/
The @NewToBC team is seeking new volunteer Library Champions for the #Langley @ReadLearnPlay library. If you're a newcomer to Canada who would like to learn and share information about libraries in BC with other newcomers, sign up for an info session! https://newtobc.ca/library-champions-project/library-champions-registration/
The NewToBC team is looking for new volunteer Library Champions. Volunteers have found unexpected benefits of volunteering and a chance to connect to their communities in a deep and meaningful way.💛 Connection to others💪🏽 Increased confidence 📚 Access to resources👷🏽♂️ Employment 🌎 and so much more! Don’t delay! If you're a newcomers who is:A permanent resident, but not yet a Canadian citizen19 years of age or olderEnthusiastic about librariesInterested in volunteering in the community to share information about library and settlement resources with other newcomersRegister for an information session to learn more: newtobc.ca/library-champions-project/library-champions-registration/Fraser Valley Regional Library #LangleyBC ... See MoreSee Less
Where can I learn about sports or other activities for adults?Settling in a new country and a new city is not easy. Here are some questions that are often asked by new immigrants. Click on 'recreation' to find the answer to this question, and many more. The City of Langley and the Township of Langley have many recreation programs for adults. langleylip.ca/settling-in-langley/frequently-asked-qs/... See MoreSee Less
In 2036, the percentage of the population with an English or French mother tongue could decrease in Canada while the share of population with a mother tongue other than English or French could increase.Learn about the Language Projections for Canada – 2011 to 2036. Select 'Language' in the filter down menu: langleylip.ca/our-research/... See MoreSee Less
Young Children of Newcomer FamiliesWhat are the trends on the socioeconomic status, education, and mental health of young children of immigrant families? There are resources of research and best practices to meet the needs of immigrant children and families on this info sheet on our website. langleylip.ca/our-research/Use the dropdown menu and select 'Children and Youth.' ... See MoreSee Less
If you're looking for a way to entertain your youngsters, but don't want to break the bank, check out the lending library at the Langley Community Services Society. You can borrow many items, free of charge! Such a great resource for families on a budget. ... See MoreSee Less
By The Vancouver Sun |"Police are investigating after a letter containing references to Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan was sent to a Langley mosque.The letter, which was sent to the Langley Islamic Centre in Langley City on Aug. 26, ordered the centre to shut down in two months.The letter has left the community “deeply shaken,” said Fatema Abdalla of the National Council of Canadian Muslims. “It has created a sense of fear within the community, and it’s somewhat of a frustration to be in this constant sense of being a target, especially in our own place of worship.”The Islamic Centre said the letter “is meant to directly threaten members of the Langley Muslim community.”langleylip.ca/news/police-investigating-threat-sent-to-langley-islamic-centre/... See MoreSee Less
The Red Book Online is your web connection to information about the community, social, and government services in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Squamish-Lillooet Regional Districts. Based on the extensive BC211 resource database, the Red Book Online is your first stop for information about child care, language classes, job searches, housing, emergency shelters, services for persons with disabilities, home support, legal assistance, financial assistance, and much more. You can access it here: langleylip.ca/settling-in-langley/... See MoreSee Less
Registration now open! Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Fall CourseThe Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), offers evidence-based information, tools and resources for service providers to provide mental health care and support to both immigrants and refugees arriving in Canada. The online course offers an overview on the social determinants of health and its impact on mental health, the role of migration trajectories and highlights the specific needs of sub populations.The course is designed to provide a uniquely interactive learning experience where service providers can consult with experts in the field, share ideas and experiences with hundreds of peers from all over Canada, and learn strategies to use on-the-job.Canadian Immigration and Citizenshiplangleylip.ca/event/registration-now-open-immigrant-and-refugee-mental-health-fall-course/... See MoreSee Less
The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), offers evidence-based information, tools and resources for service providers to provide m...
Immigrants increasingly make up a large portion of our population and have made – and continue to make – immeasurable contributions to the Canadian economy, Canadian society and Canada overall. These contributions are even more apparent in these challenging pandemic times, as the country comes together in the face of adversity regardless of race, culture or country of origin. The Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards will be given to 25 such immigrants, who have made a difference to Canada. Whether they are a community advocate, a successful entrepreneur, a cultural icon or a volunteer, nominate someone you believe should be recognized for their contribution.Now is the time to cast your vote for the 2021 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards! Voting is open until September 17, 2021. Winners will be announced November 8th, 2021.Canadian Immigrantlangleylip.ca/news/help-choose-this-years-top-25-canadian-immigrants/... See MoreSee Less
The ultimate goal of the Langley Local Immigration Partnership is that 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 goals: langleylip.ca/📷 Hillshire Farm | Unsplash ... See MoreSee Less
Over the last decade the immigrant population of the City and Township of Langley has grown significantly. Since 2015, the City and the Township have received about seven new residents per day. As a part of our strategic planning, we developed and distributed a survey to immigrants living in Langley to ensure that their voices and perspectives guide the research and planning processes of the Langley LIP. You can read the Summary Report on our website to learn more about people living in our communities. langleylip.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Survey-of-Immigrants-Living-in-Langley_Summary-Report_No...📷Gabriel Tovar | Unsplash ... See MoreSee Less
The @NewToBC Team is always looking for new Library Champions! Each year more than 150 people are trained as Library Champions. We offer 15 groups per year delivered in different cities across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.The Library Champions Project (LCP) is looking for newcomers who are:A permanent resident, but not yet a Canadian citizen19 years of age or olderEnthusiastic about librariesInterested in volunteering in the community to share information about library and settlement resources with other newcomersRegister now for an information session: langleylip.ca/event/register-to-become-a-library-champion/... See MoreSee Less
The NewToBC Team is always looking for new Library Champions! Each year more than 150 people are trained as Library Champions. We offer 15 groups per year delivered in different cities across Metro Va...
Immigrants increasingly make up a large portion of our population and have made – and continue to make – immeasurable contributions to the Canadian economy, Canadian society and Canada overall. These contributions are even more apparent in these challenging pandemic times, as the country comes together in the face of adversity regardless of race, culture or country of origin. The Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards will be given to 25 such immigrants, who have made a difference to Canada. Whether they are a community advocate, a successful entrepreneur, a cultural icon or a volunteer, nominate someone you believe should be recognized for their contribution.langleylip.ca/news/help-choose-this-years-top-25-canadian-immigrants/... See MoreSee Less
The BC RCMP Community Policing Services is recruiting volunteers for the 2021-2022 BC RCMP Youth Advisory Committee (BC RCMP YAC). If you are or know anyone who is a youth in British Columbia with a passion for contributing to change, this is great opportunity!The BC RCMP Youth Advisory Committee brings together up to 30 youth aged 14 to 18 from all across British Columbia to discuss important issues that they face in their respective communities. The purpose of the BC RCMP Advisory Committee is to represent the youth voice within the RCMP and to gain insight on how the RCMP can deliver effective youth strategies and initiatives.See poster for details with an email address where you can receive an application. Application deadline is Sept. 21, 2021.#bcyac#youthadvisorycommittee#Youthadvisor#youthvoice#HaveYourSay#BeHeard#youth#CommunityPolicing#StrengthInNumbers#youthpolicing#bcyouth#yourbcrcmp#BCRCMP... See MoreSee Less
Are you an employment specialist or CCDP in the nonprofit sector?Join DIVERSEcity's Employment team for this special professional development opportunity. Hope-Action Theory and practice provides a framework for understanding and working within the challenging times we are in. Listen to Norm Amundson and Andrea Fruhling, PCC in this two-part series, and learn to combine the hope-action theory with the award-winning actively engaged approach (Active Engagement) to career development to implement career exploration and decision-making experiences that are memorable, and provide clients strategies to incorporate hope-action within their journey.Fees for training are $325 per participant and payable to DIVERSEcity upon registration.#langleybc... See MoreSee Less
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 LangleyLearn about the principles guiding the work of the Langley Local Immigration Partnership: langleylip.ca/our-priorities/... See MoreSee Less
Where can I get help to find a job in Langley? We have compiled a list of commonly asked questions by newcomers to BC and have answers to many of these on our website: langleylip.ca/settling-in-langley/frequently-asked-qs/There are several Employment Services available to help newcomers. These services include career planning, job search tips, resume writing support, mentoring, internships, and more. You can find a detailed list of immigrant employment services in Langley using the NewToBC services inventory.Also, newcomers living anywhere in the Lower Mainland can access the VPL Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre. This centre provides immigrants the information they need to explore careers and begin their job search. The InfoCentre is based out of the Vancouver Public Library and offers free in-person and online help.If you are looking for work you should contact the local WorkBC Centre to find out about the employment services they offer. The Workbc-langley Centres can be reached by phone at 604-360-4196, or email at email@example.com📸 Evangeline Shaw on Unsplash ... See MoreSee Less
Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are funded by Canadian Immigration and Citizenship (IRCC) to develop and implement plans to improve immigrant and refugee settlement and integration. LIPs are community planning tables that include community agencies and institutions representing local government, settlement and community agencies, education, business, parks, recreation and culture, policing, libraries, volunteerism, and others.Find out what we're doing to help newcomers adapt to the Langley communities. Our website has a wealth of information: langleylip.ca/... See MoreSee Less
The BC Chamber of Commerce has created a 'Resource Guide for Small Business Resiliency on the Road to Recovery' designed to address the full scope of workforce planning and development and related operational challenges in the context of the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses in BC. Unclear on the COVID-19 supports your business qualifies for in your region? This guide will help you navigate the broad mix of resources available. Download the Regional Resource Guides for Small Business Resiliency here: langleylip.ca/our-research/... See MoreSee Less
At Foundry, you can find a safe and inclusive space in person, at a centre, and virtually! They provide safe, non-judgmental care, information and resources, and work to reach young people earlier – before health challenges become problematic. Foundry brings health and social services together in a single place to make it easier for young people to find the care, connection and support they need.Do you want to learn more about Foundry's virtual service? Have questions about the Foundry BC app? Join their next Q&A session on August 9, 2021 from 7-8PM (via zoom). Learn more and register at foundrybc.ca/virtual/youth-groups/... See MoreSee Less
Are you looking for a career that offers a positive and sustainable livelihood? YWCA Leve Up is a free 12-week trades career exploration program that addresses women’s unique challenges entering and working in the trades. In this program, you will explore careers in the trades, receive certifications and coaching, get transportation, child care and PPE supports. For more information and to register, visit: www.ywcavan.org/level-upWorkbc-langleyYWCA Metro VancouverIndustry Training Authority... See MoreSee Less
The FVRL - City of Langley Library is offering a 🎥𝗗𝗩𝗗 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗯 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝗴𝘀 🎥! You can grab a bag, check it out with your library card and watch a movie every day for a week! Each bag is themed. Choose from Thrillers, Romantic Comedy, and more! What are you waiting for?! This is free to library patrons! ... See MoreSee Less