How to be involved
ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP
The Saint John Local Immigration Partnership (SJLIP) is a collaborative community project that brings together stakeholders from different sectors to build a welcoming community and improve newcomer’s integration.
Funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and the City of Saint John our partners include: IRCC, the City of Saint John, Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labor, Pride of Race, Unity & Dignity through Education, Enterprise Saint John, Opportunities New Brunswick, Human Development Council, Association Regionale de la Communaute Franco-phone de Saint-Jean inc, Syrian Community representative, University of New Brunswick Saint John, New Brunswick Community College, Anglophone South School District, District Scolaire Francophone and Horizon Health Saint John
WHY IT MATTERS
Integration is important for newcomers and the whole community. Newcomers contribute much to the social, economic, and civic health of our area. However, they also face difficulties that make it challenging to stay, feel a sense of belonging, and participate in community life.
People from all walks of life, all sectors, and all backgrounds have a role to play in addressing these barriers, and we all stand to benefit. As the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California found, “in regions where immigrant integration is fostered, newcomers perform better and the entire region also thrives.”
2018 Working Groups
- Saint John Local Immigration Partnership is committed to a longer-term settlement strategy
- Welcoming Community
- Language Inclusion Group
- Employment and Training
- Health Care
- Newcomer advisory panel (NAP)
As a Community Member-at-Large on one of the working groups, you will play an important enthusiastic role in the implementation of the SJLIP priorities. Your role will be to bring the perspective of the wider community into SJLIP processes. From time to time, you may also be asked to share SJLIP news and insights with the community through your personal networks. If you are interested in learning more about best practices in inclusion or would like to become involved in SJLIP but are not sure where you fit, please contact the SJLIP project manager at firstname.lastname@example.org