Submitted by Steven Baileys, Community Outreach Coordinator
Congratulations to the members of the newly formed LIP Immigrant Advisory Table (IAT). Over the coming months, the Immigrant Advisory Table members will advise and support the GVLIP. All of the members are dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable about creating communities that welcome newcomer immigrants. The table members came to Canada as immigrants and represent many countries around the globe including: Croatia, Colombia, South Korea, Cameroon, Russia, India, Brazil, Spain, Iran, and Ghana. One member, Ben Pires, said it best following our first meeting in late October: “It was delightful to meet co-members at the first meeting of the Immigrant Advisory Table of the Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership… and to be working with people who have such diverse ethno-cultural ancestries, backgrounds and experiences.” Thanks Ben.
We feel the same way too! We are looking forward to working with IAT members to create a more welcoming and inclusive Greater Victoria.
The Greater Victoria Local Immigration Project (GVLIP) is an initiative funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The GVLIP brings together CPN members and other local key stakeholders to promote immigration integration in our region.
If your organization or business would like to learn more about or become a part of the GVLIP, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org