A network of organizations in Wood Buffalo committed to working together to enhance the lives of newcomers to our community

What is a local

Immigration Partnership?

A Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a community-wide, multi-sectoral collaboration aimed at strengthening a community's capacity to welcome immigrants, better address the needs of newcomers, and improve integration outcomes

How does

it work?

The LIP consists of local stakeholders, working groups focused on a specific aspect of the settlement and immigrant experience, and a Partnership Council. The Partnership Council coordinates the LIP initiatives and the working groups.

Get Involved

 LIP seeks to engage various stakeholders in a locally-driven strategic planning process including employers, school boards, health centres and networks, boards of trade, levels of government, professional associations and community members

There are 3 ways to get involved:

Partnership Council

The Wood Buffalo Local Immigration Partnership is supported by broad-based coordinating council comprised of key community members, representing local organizations working with newcomers and immigrants.

Immigrant Advisory Table 

The Immigrant Advisory Table is made up of immigrants who have lived experience of settlement in the Wood Buffalo region. Members may include but are not limited to: Permanent Residents, Convention Refuges, Government Assisted Refugees, Live-in Care Givers, Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) on pathways to permanent residency, or Canadian citizens. IAT bridges the lived experience of immigrants with the NIN, providing insight and advice guiding the overall strategic direction of the LIP.


Working Groups

Working Groups are sub-committees of the larger partnership council focused on particular sector of interest or need in the community. Common themes include language, employment, social inclusion, health, settlement, youth, etc.

For more information on how to get involved, contact the LIP Coordinator at lip@northernalberta.ymca.ca