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.
The LLIP membership is made up of 21 organizations. Member agency profiles are organized alphabetically below
About Boys and Girls Clubs: For over 80 years, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC (BGC) has been giving children and youth something they all deserve: a place to really belong when they aren’t at home or school. At our 11 neighbourhood based Clubs and Camp Potlatch, our people – cool, young mentors and role models – bond with kids by seeing, and hearing them, and accepting them for who they uniquely are. They use activities – sports, homework clubs, creative arts, cooking, leadership opportunities, and access to the on-line world and the outdoors – as tools to connect with kids. The result? Kids choose to belong here. The organization also offers specialized counselling, family supports, and employment programs. Parents pay what they can, so we’re affordable, flexible, and accessible…like no other. Annually, BGC serves more than 1,000 kids a day, and over 10,000 children, youth and families. Learn more www.bgcbc.ca.
The City of Langley is a regional city centre in Metro Vancouver and is a central point and vital link to the Fraser Valley. Located in the heart of the lower mainland, Langley City offers world-class education, amazing community amenities, extensive recreational opportunities, beautiful parkland, and walkable downtown. While the City continues to evolve, the tight-knit community and unique heritage feel remain at the forefront of our fair City’s charm. With its rich history and growing population, the City recognizes our wonderful sense of community is from the people who are already here and those yet to come, who will bring new vitality to the City.
Educacentre College is the only French language college in British Columbia. The College’s mandate is to meet the training needs of the French speaking population through a variety of services and programs adapted to the reality of the environment and each student.
Active since 1976, Éducacentre was founded in 1992 as a not-for-profit organization to develop and offer French-language education and training services for adults in British Columbia.
The College has gained distinction as a leader in minority language education in Western Canada, and in distance education. Educacentre College has 4 campuses in B.C.: Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria and Prince George, in addition to a virtual campus for online access. It has an average annual student enrollment of 1000 and 85 full and part time staff.
We offer: Basic training, Language training, Continuous and professional training, College training, Employment service, Immigration services.
Fraser Health is one of five regional health authorities in B.C. working together with the Ministry of Health. We are responsible for the delivery of hospital, community and population-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Our communities include a diverse multicultural population and approximately 62,000 Indigenous Peoples. We provide services in acute and long-term care, mental health, public health and home health services as well as community care.
Fraser Valley Regional Library is the largest public library system in BC, with 25 community libraries, including the City of Langley Library and 6 libraries in the Township of Langley. We have something for everyone! Visit us at fvrl.ca or find us on social media @ReadLearnPlay for all the latest.
The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce is the Langley’s largest and most broadly-based business organization. Representing 950 businesses from every sector, we are the Voice of Business in Langley.
Inclusion Langley Society is a vibrant and dynamic organization that supports in excess of 1300 children with developmental or special needs, adults with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and fetal alcohol syndrome disorder and their families. We are a federally registered charitable organization governed by a dedicated Board of 10 Directors elected from the membership of the organization.The Society offers a broad range of programs including infant development services, aboriginal infant development services, supported child development program, aboriginal supported child development program, a child and youth afterschool program, a host of early years services and family navigation services, family respite and family support services, adult respite services, a full range of residential supports from staffed to home sharing services, supported living, day services, community outreach services, personal network development services and supported and customized employment services.
ISSofBC (Immigrant Services Society of BC), one of the largest, multi-ethnic immigrant-serving agencies in BC, has been providing a variety of support services for immigrants and refugees to help them get settled, find careers or business opportunities, and learn all they need to know about starting new lives in Canada. ISSofBC’s dedicated staff, with the support of government, community partners, and a broad network of volunteers, provide settlement services, language training, employment and self-employment services, and targeted programs for refugees, women, seniors, children and youth, plus support services in over 45 languages to approximately 20,000 clients a year. Our programs and services are available throughout the Lower Mainland and parts of BC. Visit our website at www.issbc.org, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and Twitter.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has five campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. KPU offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 120 programs. Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at KPU campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale, and Civic Plaza. KPU offers a range of credentials, many of which are completely unique, to meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Students have the opportunity to bridge certificate and diploma credentials into bachelor’s degrees, creating the option of academic and professional enhancement of applied and technical programs.
The Langley Literacy Network aims to make literacy development accessible to all citizens of the Langleys.
Our community literacy table is made up of literacy stakeholders and partners in Langley, and together we work towards creating literacy opportunities for Langley.
“To educate, inform, and empower parents to be true partners in the education of their children”
Langley DPAC is recognized by the Langley School District as the collective voice of the parents at the district level.
Since 1971 Langley Community Services Society has been helping individuals enhance their lives. Through counselling, education, and the provision of information and resources, LCSS assists more than 6,000 individuals, couples, and families on a yearly basis. LCSS offers a wide variety of programs in the areas of family counselling, family services, settlement, employment, integration and substance use services.
The Langley Senior Resources Society (LSRS) is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization providing social, recreational and educational programs and food, health and supportive services for adults 50 years of age and older in the City and Township of Langley.
The Langley RCMP polices the Township of Langley and City of Langley. We are grateful to work on the traditional territories of the Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo First Nations; and to partner with the Kwantlen First Nation on their nation’s public safety, as well as the Katzie First Nation on Barnston Island. We aim to create visibility and a sense of safety in Langley neighborhoods; work with partners to support persons experiencing homelessness and mental health issues; plan with our cross-jurisdictional public safety partners, and strengthen our capacity to respond to Langley’s growth and diversity.
The Langley School District Foundation was established in 2001 with a goal to supplement publicly funded education to ensure Langley students achieve success. Although the Foundation is independent of the Langley School District, its sole purpose is to support Langley students. Our vision is to ensure every Langley school district student reaches their full educational potential. Our mission is to provide opportunities and support students to overcome barriers, ensuring education is accessible and valuable for all Langley school district students.
For over 30 years, New Directions English Language School has been providing Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada from LINC 1 to 8 to assist students and clients in their attainment of individual goals leading to independence and meaningful community integration. As part of our service to Newcomers, we improve immigrant and refugee settlement by developing and participating in partnerships and connections within the community which continually strive to ensure that Newcomers have opportunities in all aspects of society- economically, socially, politically and culturally.
Stepping Stone is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals and families living with mental health issues, homelessness, or risk of homelessness. We provide services in the Langleys and surrounding areas, assisting people to integrate into the community through social, housing and employment opportunities.
The Settlement Workers in Schools Program (SWIS), provides services to immigrant and refugee students and their families in the Langley School District to help them meet their immediate and ongoing settlement needs. Through an initial intake and needs assessment process, SWIS are able to create action plans with clients, provide holistic case management and successful integrate families into their new schools and new communities. The SWIS program provides information and orientation sessions, workshops, community referrals, and other services to meet client’s immediate and ongoing settlement needs.
The Gateway of Hope is a ministry of The Salvation Army in Canada. Serving the City and Township of Langley, our mission is to help vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness, by providing emergency sheltering and transitional housing programs and services. We also assist individuals and families with food and material assistance. We bring a dignified, person centered, and holistic approach to our work, meeting every individual with respect and without judgement or discrimination. Our values-driven work would not be possible without the support of our dedicated employees, volunteers, donors, and funders.
The Township of Langley is a place where the rich heritage of the past is combined with a vibrant vision for the future. Rural beauty is complemented by an energetic urban atmosphere. The Township of Langley recognizes that an inclusive community values all of its members. With a growing immigrant population, the Township is committed to involving all residents in civic affairs and community life.
Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is dedicated to equipping students to discover meaningful connections between career, life, and the needs of the world. TWU has 48 undergraduate degree programs and 20 graduate degree programs.
49% of our students are international, coming to us from over 80 countries.
The United Churches of Langley (UCOL) is a member church of the United Church of Canada. The United Church of Canada is a welcoming, affirming, inclusive, progressive Christian denomination that often has Social Justice committees to help support and communicate with municipal governments and residents regarding areas of vulnerability, need and marginalization. The United Churches of Langley is a combination of former churches in Langley that came together to combine funding, voluntarism and work for the community.
We are dedicated to providing programs and services that help job seekers find and maintain long-term employment.
WorkBC Employment Services are delivered onsite, virtually and through outreach making our services accessible and responsive. Our team of skilled Resource Experts, Career Coaches and Employment Placement Specialists provide specialized services for all different client groups including immigrants, youth, Indigenous persons, Francophones, persons with disabilities, survivors of violence, persons with multiple barriers, and people living in remote locations.
Centre staff work with local employers and other service providers to understand current labour market needs and to provide services that meet both client and employer needs. At no-cost employers can access HR tools and resources, online job postings boards, participate in career and hiring fairs, employer panels, and HR training sessions. For employers looking to help clients get work experience, staff can help you find candidates and then work with you to ensure the placement is a success.
The Langley and Aldergrove WorkBC Centres offer services that assist clients to explore careers, develop skills, conduct job search and participate in work experience to gain meaningful employment.
The Langley WorkBC Centres also work with employers to understand their business needs and help them to find qualified candidates, provide information about skills training, apprenticeships, funding and partnership programs