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Collaborating for Successful Integration: Prioritizing Newcomer Needs in Community

The North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership (NSIIP) undertook a strategic review and renewal process that engaged 70+ community partners, our Immigrant Advisory Council, and newcomers to identify strategic priorities to guide collective work to create an anti-racist and inclusive North Shore.

The resulting NSIIP 2023-2028 Strategic plan identifies four priorities for the planning table’s work over the next five years:

  • Priority 1: Health and Wellbeing
    • Im/migrants access a wide range of coordinated, culturally relevant services on the North Shore that support their health and well-being as individuals and families
  • Priority 2: Social Belonging
    • Newcomers and long-time residents build meaningful relationships that foster a sense of belonging in safe, connected North Shore communities
  • Priority 3: Economic Inclusion   
    • Im/migrants are economically integrated in the community and their skills, knowledge, and expertise are recognized as integral to building a vibrant North Shore economy
  • Priority 4: Civic Engagement
    • Im/migrants are actively engaged in civic life and guide the growth and development of equitable North Shore communities.  

More Impact Stories

In the last year, we have mobilized knowledge, wisdom and tools to increase im/migrant belonging and leadership. Check out the stories below for some more ways we have been building equitable communities.