The Grande Prairie Local Immigration Partnership (GPLIP) is a collective impact committee that aims to support the needs of newcomers through:
- Connecting with local service providers and organizations
- Supporting community and strategic planning
- Improving the coordination of settlement and integration services
- Advocating for opportunities, services, and efficiencies
- Empowering the growth of existing or new programs, services, and courses
- Engaging directly with immigrants via the Immigrant Advisory Table
- Providing an opportunity for immigrant-serving organizations to collaborate
The Local Immigration Partnership consists of 20 members representing immigrant service providers, community sectors (health, education, social services, enforcement, ethno-cultural groups), employers, businesses, government, funders, and immigrants to the Grande Prairie area.
GPLIP maintains a website at www.gpimmigration.ca, featuring information about living, learning, and working in Grande Prairie. Individuals or organizations interested in joining the Local Immigration Partnership (and/or the Immigrant Advisory Table) are invited to visit the website and find the application to join under the volunteering tab.
GPLIP was established in September 2015. It is funded through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and its administration is supported through the City of Grande Prairie’s Community Social Development department.
Inquiries about the Grande Prairie Local Immigration Partnership (GPLIP) and the Immigrant Advisory Table (IAT) can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.