In April 2020, Langley Community Services Society 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.
In March 2022, after considerable research and community consultation, the Langley LIP Strategic Plan was finalized. The priorities, goals and objectives held within this plan represent the cumulative input, experience and vision of the Langley LIP Committee, the local service provider community, the leaders of the City and the Township and of hundreds of immigrants living in Langley.
The Plan focuses on four priority areas with specific goals:
1. Ensuring Settlement Success
Goal #1: Settlement Information and services available in Langley are well-known, well-coordinated and accessible.
Goal #2: Immigrants have better access to adequate housing, healthcare, childcare and transportation.
2. Building Belonging
Goal #1: Langley residents are actively engaged in building cross-cultural understanding and relationships.
3. Developing Community Capacity
Goal #1: Langley’s settlement and community services sectors have increased capacity and are more responsive to the needs of immigrants.
4. Supporting Meaningful Employment
Goal #1: Langley immigrants have access to services and supports that enhance attainment of employment commensurate to their skills education and experience.
Where we are in the Strategic Planning Process
The LLIP has completed development of its 2022 – 2025 Strategic Plan and has established working groups to support its implementation. If you are interested in learning more or would like to be involved in the work of the Langley LIP, please contact the Coordinator, Ana Marie, at 236-427-4380.
Year One, April 2020 – March 2021
Focused on the establishment of the Langley LIP including a comprehensive communication plan and community-based research to inform the development of the Langley Immigrant & Refugee Settlement Strategy.
Year Two, April 2021 – March 2022
The LLIP conducted research and numerous community consultations to complete the Strategic Plan.
Years Three to Five, April 2022 – March 2025
The LLIP will lead issue-based research and host working groups to develop and guide 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.