The Local Immigration Partnership is a conduit to community planning. We engage with partner organizations to facilitate meetings and discussions that are pertinent to our goal of creating welcoming communities for newcomers. This work includes organizing presentations, community forums and training that support the community’s ability to respond to newcomer needs.
Our facilitation work also includes bringing information to the attention of the communities that we serve so that issues that are affecting newcomer attraction are addressed. For example, racism has been identified as an issue in many urban and rural communities. But it isn't only racism. We facilitate discussions on topics like racism and intercultural competency by participating and sometimes leading community roundtables or by collaborating with other organizations that are doing similar work.