North Etobicoke Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)

North Etobicoke Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a partnership of local organizations and groups, with Rexdale Women’s Centre as trustee/lead. Partners include local residents, community organizations, city agencies, and local businesses. The Partnership Council functions as the steering committee, along with three work groups focusing on developing a Local Settlement Strategy in Phase I, from September 2009 to March 2011.

The Local Settlement Strategy for North Etobicoke defines a set of actions and a number of partners who have vested interest in the implementation phase. Work groups will be restructured for Phase II, which will be the first year of implementation from April 2011 to March 2012, and each work group will decide

on their own work plan based on areas of interest within the Strategy document. Work Groups will begin to explore funding options and in the meantime, begin to move forward with other actions indentified within the strategy where partnership can be built and existing resources can be utilized.

North Etobicoke LIP intends to improve immigrants’ access to settlement services, education and language training and employment through a co-ordinated and integrated system. Together we aim for North Etobicoke to be a community where newcomers feel they can settle, adapt and feel welcomed. Its five missions include:

  • To develop a comprehensive approach to settlement and integration that addresses the needs of the 6 Toronto neighbourhoods represented in Wards 1 and 2.
  • To identify gaps in services and provide supports required to address these gaps, to achieve service integration
  • To improve immigrant access to settlement services, education and language training and employment
  • To co-ordinate and be a support network for the diversity of agencies providing services for immigrants
  • To build new connections and strengthen existing connections among existing local partnerships, smaller agencies, coalitions and networks
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  LIP:
location Location:
925 Albion Rd,
Room 309,
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9V 1A6
time Time:
Monday-Thursday
9am-5pm and Friday 9am-3pm
contact Contact:
Elizabeth Bethune
Local Immigration Partnership Co-ordinator
416-745-0062 ex.401