"Working Together for a Welcoming Community"
The London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership (LMLIP) is a collaborative community initiative designed to strengthen the role of our community in serving and integrating immigrants. LMLIP is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and supported by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. LMLIP is co-led by the City of London.
Since its inception in 2009, LMLIP has brought together many sectors, volunteers and immigrant communities to develop and implement locally-driven strategic plans for the successful integration of immigrants in London and Middlesex. The work of the LMLIP is guided by a Central Council and six Sub-councils representing issues on education, employment, health & wellbeing, inclusion & civic engagement, justice & protection services and settlement.
With immigrants as the focal point, LMLIP works to achieve the five overarching outcomes of the six Sub-councils. These outcomes are: Welcoming Community, Communication and Access to Information, Coordination and Collaboration, Supports and Services for Immigrants and Reduction of Systemic Barriers.
LMLIP has engaged over 500 individuals and volunteers from ethno-cultural groups, service providers, government and others with an interest in immigrant integration issues. LMLIP is a leader of projects, catalyst for new relationships and contributor to existing community efforts. To date, LMLIP has facilitated the development of over 20 innovative products and services (with more underway) built on creative partnerships across sectors.
Our key messages for the next few years can be accessed here in English and French.