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Local Immigration Partnership

​​​​​​​​The Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership (SCLIP) is a community partnership focused on the development of settlement strategies for newcomers. These strategies will bring together and support service delivery to newcomers in Simcoe County while promoting positive relationships, opportunity, and use of local resources effectively. Simcoe County LIP was established on April 1, 2011. It is one of 36 Local Immigration Partnerships in Ontario that are funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

SCLIP completed its Strategy Settlement 2012Local Immigration Partnership Community Settlement Strategy in October of 2012. A copy of the Strategy Settlement 2012 FrenchCommunity Settlement Strategy is also available in French.

​Local Immigration Partnerships are designed to:

  • Support better coordination in the planning and delivery of integration services to newcomers.
  • Facilitate the development and application of a community-based settlement plan for newcomers.
  • Strengthen the capacity of the community in supporting and welcoming newcomers by improving access to employment and social opportunities.
  • Achieve better results due to increased economic, social, and community participation by newcomers.

SCLIP Partnership Council

The Simcoe County LIP membership listLocal Immigration Partnership (SCLIP) Council Membership List is comprised of varied community partners with the goal of supporting the Community Settlement Strategies four themes: Readiness, Opportunity, Celebrate and Inspire. SCLIP Council meets a minimum of six times a year.
Agendas and Minutes

SCLIP Sub-Councils

The SCLIP Sub-Councils are committees who share specific areas of expertise/interest. They have established realistic priorities and are developing approaches to complete identified actions items. The six SCLIP Sub-Councils are: Business Development, Education, Employment, Human Services, Settlement Services and Welcoming Communities. The Sub-Councils meet on a regular basis. Work Plans are reflective of individual Sub-Councils priorities and will be updated semi annually.
Agendas and Minutes

Cultural Competency Learning Symposium; Learning Together, Growing Together

The Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership hosted a Cultural Competency Learning Symposium on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre in Barrie. The registration response was overwhelming; we were able to extend the opportunity to 180 participants.

Attendees enjoyed exhibits during the morning/afternoon breaks and lunch, ten morning and afternoon workshops with topics and presenters from different sectors that service Newcomers, a Newcomer Panel with local Immigrants sharing their experiences, and three dynamic Keynote Speaker presentations from Winnie Wong, RBC's Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards 2013, Canadian Immigrant Magazine; Superintendent Charles Cox, Director of Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario, Provincial Bureau, Ontario Provincial Police; Camille Logan and Sharon Moss M. Ed., York Region District School Board.

Keynote and Workshop Presentations
We have included the workshop materials and presentations; they are available to you for downloading.

MOSAIC Newsletter

SCLIP produces a quarterly newsletter, Mosaic, designed for service providers focusing on local information and stories relating to newcomers.

Mosiac Newsletter Winter 2012Mosiac Issue 202Mosaic Issue 203Mosaic Issue 204Mosaic Issue 205Mosaic Issue 206Mosaic Issue 207Mosaic Issue 208 Mosaic. To infinity and beyond.


General Public
Community Settlement Strategy
YMCA newsletterThe Ne​wcomer - YMCA Newcomer Services newsletter

Public Sector
Communities FrameworkWelcoming Communities Framework

Hiring immigrantsHiring Immigrants Makes Good Business Sen$e
Human rights policyHuman Rights Policy​ - Removing the "Canadian experience" barrier

New to Canada?
Services for newcomersServices for Newcomers
Simcoe county immigration portalSimcoe County Immigration Portal

Data Resources
Language Census Data 2011
District Landing Information2001-2011 Direct Landing Information
Cultural C​ompetency Resources
 To order any of the above resources download the Order formorder​ form and e-mail sclip@simcoe.ca

LIP Data LIPdata.ca is a Local Immigration Partnership data portal, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and hosts performance measurement data for Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs)

New to Canada? New to Simcoe County?

Visit immigration.simcoe.ca to learn more about Simcoe County and to connect with your community.
Explore the Simcoe County Immigration Portal to learn more about feeling welcome, living, working, learning and doing business in Simcoe County.

Please contact us at: sclip@simcoe.ca