The Langley LIP has received funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to develop and implement a Strategic Settlement Plan for the City and Township of Langley. The LLIP commenced its work in April 2020 and has funding to support its work through to March 2025.
The Strategic Plan will aim to enhance community knowledge of newcomers’ contributions and assets and the challenges they face. It will play a vital role in identifying immigrant needs and service gaps. It will support service coordination to avoid service duplication and to fill service gaps and assist stakeholders in adapting programming and policies. It will work to ensure all residents have the information and resources needed to be welcoming and inclusive.
Where we are in the Strategic Planning Process
The LLIP is currently conducting research and is in the preliminary stages of the strategic planning processes including the identification of its priorities and goals for the coming four years.
Year One, April 2020 – March 2021
Will focus on the establishment of the Langley LIP including a comprehensive communication plan and preliminary community-based research to inform the development of the Langley Immigrant & Refugee Settlement Strategy.
Year Two, April 2021 – March 2022
The LLIP will oversee additional research and complete the Strategic Plan.
Years Three to Five, April 2022 – March 2025
The LLIP will oversee issue-based research and establish working groups to develop and the action plans to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan. The communications plan and the action plans will ensure ongoing and increasing awareness and involvement of the community in the Strategy, its priorities, activities and progress.
Principles guiding the work of the Langley Local Immigration Partnership
Diversity and Inclusion
We embrace and seek to model diversity, inclusion, and equity in all that we do.
We work to engage all stakeholders, and the community at large, to strategize and take action to improve the welcoming and inclusive nature of our communities and newcomers’ settlement outcomes.
Integration is a Two-Way Street
We see the development of genuinely welcoming and inclusive communities as a “two-way street” that requires a focus on the experiences, contributions and barriers held by both newcomers and longer-term residents.
We value working with others and achieving together what may not be possible alone. We aspire to bring a collaborative spirit and strategy to all that we do, learning from others’ insights and leadership, and sharing openly what others may be able to learn from us.
We believe that the work we do requires curiosity, a willingness to ask tough questions, and a commitment to learning and deeper understanding. We aspire to be curious in the work that we do, and to inspire interest and curiosity in others.
We aspire to be courageous by speaking about critical importance issues and by challenging our community and our leaders to be bold and brave in the work they undertake to develop welcoming and inclusive communities.