Source: National Household Survey (NIS) Profile, 2011 Statistics Canada

LIP (Local Immigration Partnership):

A Local Immigration Partnership council has been assembled to assist in the development of successful social and economic integration for newcomers in the District of Mission. The nine-member council was designed to collaboratively create an action plan for meaningful settlement solutions by encouraging key community leaders to strongly consider those new to Canada in their policy-making.

The LIP council will plan for long-term community needs focused in the areas of labour force requirements, economic development, population increases, and taxpayer stabilization. This process is intended to unite the community and provide knowledge of what currently exists and what is needed.

LIPS are catalysts for partnerships in communities across the country. They bring silos together. If you are interested in partnering with the Mission LIP, contact us at 604-826-3634.

On the Mission LIP Council with Rick Rake as chair is Larry Jepsen (Mission School District) , Doug Paille (VanCity Credit Union), Stacey Crawford (District of Mission Economic Development Department), Afton Schindel (Mission Library), Pam Alexis (District of Mission Council), Pia Rich (WorkBC), Jean Hooge  (MLA Simon Gibson’s office), Naayar Al-Hague (citizen and Arabic connector) and Candie Thorne (Mission Literacy in Motion), Kirsten Hargreaves (Mission Department of Social Development).  Four early-morning LIP Council meetings are scheduled during the year.

Mission LIP alumni include: Heather Scoular (Mission Library), Grace Martin (Mission Chamber, entrepreneur), Rhett Nicholson (Downtown Business Association, City Councillor) and Mark Duyns (Constituency Assistant to MLAs Simon Gibson and Marc Dalton), Randy Huth (Mission School District), Ron Smith (WorkBC), Varpal Singh Randhawa (New to Canada from India), Courtney Novotny (Mission Library).

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