Who Are We?

The Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP) is a coalition of newcomers, organizations, government agencies, institutions and businesses that focus on improving the inclusion of newcomers in Greater Victoria.

What is a LIP?

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are programs across Canada that develop local solutions to integrate newcomers into communities. LIPs foster partnerships with local organizations to create welcoming communities where newcomers feel supported and included. LIPs are funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). There are currently about 80 such coalitions in Canada.

GVLIP works to ensure that local governance, education, health care and housing in our community are top priorities.

We are always looking for more organizations to join us!

Contact Us: gvlip@icavictoria.org

For a list of our current partners,  click here



Strategic Priorities


  • Cultivating belonging and learning
  • Supporting meaningful employment opportunities
  • Promoting good health and well-being
  • Improving access to housing and the community


GVLIP Strategic Plan 2020-2025


Download GVLIP Strategic Plan



Greater Victoria is a welcoming, anti-racist, inclusive, equitable, and well-connected community in which everybody has opportunities to thrive, learn, live, work, and play in safety.

In its vibrant economy, employers and businesses fully realize the benefits of immigration, newcomers are economically integrated, and their skills and expertise are recognized.

Culturally competent health services effectively work in collaboration with community partners to ensure that everybody is healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

Everyone, regardless of their background, has access to suitable, appropriate, and affordable  housing in a community that has well-connected and thriving neighborhoods with adequate access to basic services, transit, green spaces, and the area as a whole.


GVLIP’s Latest Reports

Download Community Response Protocol

Arabic, Punjabi and Mandarin versions available spring of 2022.

Want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you!

Contact GVLIP Today

Tools for Equity

We are proud to support residents of the Capital Region to learn practical anti-racism skills. ICA's Bystander Intervention Training will provide participants with tools and skills to interrupt and address incidents of racism and support racial justice in the region.

Ways To Give

Your tax-deductible donation helps ICA welcome, support and provide much-needed services for immigrants as they settle into the local community. There are many ways to give a gift to ICA that has a direct, positive impact on the lives of newcomers. Donate or volunteer today!

Community Partnership Network (CPN)

The Community Partnership Network (CPN) is a group of more than 300 local agencies, businesses, and institutions committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities in Greater Victoria.