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COVID-19 Resources Supporting Immigrant Residents​

  • ​Multilingual Resources compiled by National Settlement and Integration CouncilList of COVID resources.pdf
  • Information on COVID-19 produced by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care that provides information about the virus, how people can protect themselves and what to do if they have contracted the virus, is available in 28 languages  including English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Somali, and, Spanish.
  • Public Health Ontario has developed the resources in multiple languages to support stakeholders with the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease.
  • Information, resources and factsheets produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the public on COVID-19, including information on the symptoms, how to prevent spreading the virus, how to protect others and cope with stress during the outbreak, are available in EnglishFrench ArabicChineseRussian  and Spanish .
  • Online COVID-19 language course  in 101 languages to teach individuals essential English​ vocabulary about the pandemic (e.g. "quarantine", "pandemic", "it is an emergency" etc.)
  • An introductory video produced by the WHO on COVID-19 in English with French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Russian and Spanish subtitles is available here .
  •  A resource where the WHO debunks common myths about COVID-19 is available in EnglishFrench ArabicChinese Russian , and Spanish

​Resources for Children:

  • A resource on how to speak to children about COVID-19 is available in English and Spanish .
  • UNICEF has tips on how to speak to children about COVID-19 available in English French  and Spanish .

Simcoe County 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. 

Local Immigration Partnership Progress Report 2016progress report 2016

SCLIP completed its Local Immigration Partnership Community Settlement Strategy in October of 2012. A copy of the Community 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 Committee Members 2017-2020V2.pdfis 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 two SCLIP Sub-Councils are: Economic Integration and Settlement Services.
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.

Mosaic Rocket ScienceMosaic Culturally CompetentMosaic Building a Better FutureMosaic one job at a timeMosaic Living the DreamMosaic Racing for AdventureMosaic falling for canadaMosaic family reunion Mosaic, infinity and beyondAmour, Eh?Mosaic. home away from homeMosaic- Opening doorsMosaic - A family tradition  Mosaic - Fashion forward entrepreneur

Resources

 

 

Data ResourcesData Resources<p style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><a title="Language cencus data of 2011" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Data%20Consortium/Data%20Presentation.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />Language Census Data 2011</a><br><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/LIP/LIP-DataCubePresentation.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />2001-2011 Direct Landing Information</a><br><a title="Cultural competency portal.." href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/LIP/Cultural%20Competency%20Resources.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />Cultural Competency Resources</a><br></p><p style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">To order any of the above resources download the<span> </span><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/LIP/LIP-ResourceOrderForm.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />order form</a><span> </span>and e-mail<span> </span><a href="mailto:sclip@simcoe.ca" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">sclip@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><br></p>
EmployersEmployers<p>​<a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/LIP/LIP%20-%20Hiring%20Immigrants.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#00437a;text-decoration:underline;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />Hiring Immigrants Makes Good Business Sense</a><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/LIP/Human%20Rights%20Policy%20-%20Removing%20the%20Canadian%20experience%20barrier.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />Human Rights Policy - Removing the "Canadian experience" barrier</a></p><p><br></p>
General PublicGeneral Public<p>​<a title="Community Settlement strategy.." href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/LIP/LIP%20strategy%20settlement%20doc_finalV8_oct52012.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />Community Settlement Strategy</a><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/LIP/LIP-YMCA-Newsletter.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />The Newcomer - YMCA Newcomer Services newsletter</a></p><p><br></p>
New to Canada?New to Canada?<p>​<a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/LIP/LIP-SettlementBrochure-English.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#00437a;text-decoration:underline;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />Services for Newcomers</a><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><a href="http://immigration.simcoe.ca/" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />Simcoe County Immigration Portal</a></p><p><br></p>
New to Canada? New to Simcoe County?New to Canada? New to Simcoe County?<p>​<span style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;display:inline !important;float:none;">Visit<span> </span></span><a href="http://immigration.simcoe.ca/" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;">immigration.simcoe.ca</a><span style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;display:inline !important;float:none;"><span> </span>to learn more about Simcoe County and to connect with your community.</span><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;display:inline !important;float:none;">Explore the Simcoe County Immigration Portal to learn more about feeling welcome, living, working, learning and doing business in Simcoe County.</span><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;display:inline !important;float:none;">Please contact us at:<span> </span></span><a href="mailto:sclip@simcoe.ca" target="_blank" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;">sclip@simcoe.ca</a></p><p><br></p>
Public SectorPublic Sector<p>​<a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/LIP/Welcoming%20Communities%20Framework%202014.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#00437a;text-decoration:underline;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="border:0px none;vertical-align:middle;margin:5px;max-width:100%;" />Welcoming Communities Framework</a></p><p><br></p>
Refugee Sponsorship Web LinksRefugee Sponsorship Web Links<span><p> <strong><span style="color:black;"><a href="http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/summary-ifhp.asp" target="_blank"><strong>Interim Federal Health Benefit Overview</strong></a></span></strong></p><p> <strong><a href="http://www.wrwelcomesrefugees.ca/en/resourcesGeneral/Refugees-from-Syria-backgrounder.pdf" target="_blank">Cultural Orientation Resource Centre - Refugees from Syria</a> </strong></p><h4> <a href="http://www.cic.gc.ca/EnGLish/refugees/sponsor/index.asp" target="_blank">Citizenship and Immigration Canada</a>  <span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">- Sponsor a refugee (eligibility, forms, and FAQs) <br></span></h4><h4> <a href="http://welcomeontario.ca/" target="_blank">Welcome Ontario: Syrian Refugee Assistance Info </a>- <span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Getting started, Resources (legal, housing, healthcare), FAQs</span></h4><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;"><a href="http://www.rstp.ca/" target="_blank"><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2">Refugee Sponsorship Training Program </strong></a> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteStyle-Normal" style="line-height:107%;">- Resources, Webinars, Sponsorship & FAQ’s, and Training Guides</span></span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;line-height:107%;"><a href="http://ccrweb.ca/en/myths-facts" target="_blank"><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2">Canadian Council for Refugees​</strong></a></span>  - <span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">Facts about refugees & refugee claimants in Canada</span> </p><p> <strong>Refugee Sponsorship Fact Sheets, Profiles, and Tool-kits:</strong></p><p> <a title="Culture, Context and the Mental Health and psychosocial wellbeing of Syrians" href="http://www.unhcr.org/55f6b90f9.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Culture, Context and the Mental Health." src="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/PublishingImages/Culture%20Context.PNG" style="margin:5px;width:85px;height:112px;" /></a> </p><p>Culture, Context and the Mental Health and </p><p>Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <a title="population profile: syrian refugees." href="http://www.teslontario.net/uploads/news/ENSyrianPopulationProfile.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Population profile" src="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/PublishingImages/Syrian%20Profile.PNG" style="margin:5px;width:85px;height:112px;" /></a>Population Profile:  Syrian Refugees</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p> <br> </p><h4> <a href="http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/languages.aspx" target="_blank">Understanding Healthcare in Ontario: Fact Sheets (available in 27 different languages)</a>  <span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal">-Getting started, medical care, emergency care, finding homecare, getting prescription drugs</span></h4><p> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Dental%20Coverage%20Provider%20Fact%20Sheet%202016-03-16%20-%20shared.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Dental Coverage Provider Fact Sheet </strong></a></p><p> <a href="http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/sponsor/private-rstp.asp" target="_blank"> <strong>Refugee Sponsorship Training Program: Handbook for Sponsoring Groups</strong></a></p><p> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Refugee%20Sponsorship%20Fact%20sheet%20v2.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><strong>Refugee Sponsorship Fact sheet v2.pdf</strong></a></p><p> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/LIP/LIP-SettlementBrochure-English.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4 ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><strong>Services for Newcomers</strong></a></p><p><br></p><p><br></p></span>


Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada  ​​