About Us

About the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP)

The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP) brings community leaders and organizations together to develop welcoming and inclusive communities, where established residents and newcomers feel a sense of belonging and attachment.

As part of a national network of Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs), TCLIP is part of a community-based partnership that:

  • Engages service provider organizations and institutions in the Tri-Cities to integrate newcomers and immigrants by promoting a systematic approach.
  • Supports Vancouver immigration partnership knowledge sharing through community-level research and a strategic program for newcomers to Canada.
  • Improves coordination of services to create a more accessible system for newcomer and immigrant settlement and integration.
About Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP)

Our Immigrant Services Partners

TCLIP engages with community stakeholders from across different sectors. Our team believes that immigrant and newcomer voices are critical in this work. Using a collective impact framework, we bring together community stakeholders and the Immigrant Advisory Table to plan, co-design, and guide initiatives that support our strategic TC immigration priorities.

To read more about our immigration services partners, click here.

Our Team

The TCLIP team is considered the “backbone” of the local immigration partnership. Our role is to convene and coordinate with partners on strategies and activities. The team is comprised of our Co-Chairs and staff.

Co-Chairs

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a multicultural and multi-service agency, is the signatory of the LIP Agreement with Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). It is responsible for the activities and deliverables outlined in the agreement. Ryan Drew, Director of Integrated Services for Newcomers is the designated representative and acts as a Co-Chair for the TCLIP.

SHARE Family and Community Services is a community-based agency committed to supporting the social needs of Tri-City residents. As the Co-Chair for the TCLIP, SHARE provides leadership to the TCLIP. Claire MacLean, Chief Executive Officer is the designated representative and acts as a Co-Chair for the TCLIP.

Staff

The project team provides support to the TCLIP Council, Immigrant Advisory Table and Working Groups, and ensures that project activities meet the set deliverables and outcomes. The team members include: Abigail Cameron (Program Manager), Thábata da Costa (Project Coordinator) & Pearlsha Quebral (Program Assistant).

Our Region

The Tri-Cities region compromises the municipalities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. It is home to approximately 234,300 people, 39% of whom (2016 Census) were born outside of Canada[1]. The immigrant population in the Tri-Cities increased by 3% since the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) in comparison to Metro Vancouver at 8%[2]. Of the 91,020 Tri-City immigrants, 12,755 are recent immigrants who arrived between 2011 and 2016[3].

We acknowledge that the work of the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership takes place on the unceded traditional territory of the Kwikwetlem First Nation, which lies within the shared territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Squamish, and Sto’:lo Nations.

[1, 2, 3] Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2016