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 integration and 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!
Florentien Verhage, GVLIP Coordinator
Phone: 250.388.4728 Ext. 183
For a list of our current partners, click here
- 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
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.