TOGETHER WE CAN! Partners across York Region join together to pave a path for newcomers to enjoy and gain Canadian Experiences.
York Region Local Immigration Partnership is a team of organizations and people addressing the needs and identifying the gaps in services and opportunities for newcomers.
The York Region Newcomer Guide (January 2021) highlights the diversity celebrated across York Region. “More than 51,000 recent immigrants to Canada live in York Region (immigrants who arrived in Canada between 2011 and 2016) and 47% of all residents were born outside of Canada
People from all over the world live here. Our residents speak more than 120 different languages and come from 230 distinct ethnic origins.”
Our most recent discussion revolved around the various programs, services and initiatives that are currently available for newcomers here in York Region and how to further help newcomers gain Canadian experiences.
The team identified a need to create friendly, relatable language that is easily understood by newcomers, how volunteerism can help root newcomers in their communities and gain Canadian experiences and how to best share this information to newcomers.
Opportunities presented included sharing best practices, cross promoting programs and services offered and making strong connections to further enhance newcomer supports.