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Who We Are

What are Local Immigration Partnerships?

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (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.

Since 2008, LIPs in Canada convene to support community-level research and planning to create more welcoming and inclusive communities where newcomers are connected and have opportunities to participate economically, socially, politically, and culturally.

There are currently more than 60 LIPs across Canada; in April 2020, Langley Community Services Society received five-year funding to establish and coordinate the Langley LIP. The Langley LIP work will be supported by a core LIP Membership Council, several tasks and issue-based working groups and a 12+ member Immigrant Advisory Council who will work to develop and implement plans to improve immigrant and refugee settlement and integration.

What will the Langley LIP do?

The partnership table will enhance stakeholder and community knowledge of the contributions and assets newcomers bring 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 to adapt programming and policies.

How do I become involved?

To learn more about the work of the Langley LIP and how to become involved, contact

Mary Tecson
Program Coordinator
mtecson@lcss.ca or at 778.861.1512.