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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.

NEW - 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 home


Refugee Sponsorship Web Links:

Interim Federal Health Benefit Overview

Cultural Orientation Resource Centre - Refugees from Syria 

Citizenship and Immigration Canada  - Sponsor a refugee (eligibility, forms, and FAQs)

Welcome Ontario: Syrian Refugee Assistance Info - Getting started, Resources (legal, housing, healthcare), FAQs

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program - Resources, Webinars, Sponsorship & FAQ’s, and Training Guides

Canadian Council for Refugees​  - Facts about refugees & refugee claimants in Canada

Refugee Sponsorship Fact Sheets, Profiles, and Tool-kits:

Culture, Context and the Mental Health. 

Culture, Context and the Mental Health and

Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians

Population profilePopulation Profile:  Syrian Refugees



Understanding Healthcare in Ontario: Fact Sheets (available in 27 different languages)  -Getting started, medical care, emergency care, finding homecare, getting prescription drugs

Dental Coverage Provider Fact Sheet

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program: Handbook for Sponsoring Groups

Refugee Sponsorship Fact sheet v2.pdf

Services for Newcomers

  General Public

Community Settlement Strategy
The Newcomer - YMCA Newcomer Services newsletter

Public Sector

Welcoming Communities Framework


Hiring Immigrants Makes Good Business Sense
Human Rights Policy - Removing the "Canadian experience" barrier

New to Canada?

Services for Newcomers
Simcoe County Immigration Portal

Data Resources

Language Census Data 2011
2001-2011 Direct Landing Information
Cultural Competency Resources

To order any of the above resources download the order form and e-mail

New to Canada? New to Simcoe County?

Visit 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.

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Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada