The TCLIP builds on the past work of the Tri-Cities Welcoming Communities Project (TCWCP), a collaboration between 21 community and government stakeholders with the mandate of helping newcomers settle in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
This section includes details about past TCWCP projects, evaluations of community efforts, demographics, municipal services and recreation programs, population distribution, languages spoken, multicultural policies and plans and much more. Click on each project title to learn more.
Tri-Cities Welcoming Communities Project (TCWCP)
Read more about the Welcoming Communities project in the following newsletters:
1. 2013 (Winter): How Welcoming Are The Tri-Cities?
2. 2013 (Summer): North Road’s New Flavour
The First Road North of the Fraser River was in decline until an influx of Koreans revived it.
3. 2013 (Fall): The Road From Bhutan
The planned arrival in Tri-Cities of several hundred Bhutanese refugees from Nepal sparked unprecedented preparations. Five years later, there have been many twists and turns.
4. 2014 (Winter): The Case Of The Older Newcomer
Immigrant seniors fall through a lot of cracks. But the cracks are beginning to be filled.
5. 2014 (Spring): Starting Them Young
An array of programs – and a small army of workers and volunteers – are geared to making school the best years of newcomers’ lives, not the toughest.
6. Immigrants + Help = A More Efficient Labour Market
7. The Right Workers In The Right Place At The Right Time
How Canada’s immigration system responds to labour markets and economic demand
8. Community Input and Feedback on the Tri-Cities Refugee Support Forum
A Wonderful Opportunity for New Immigrants in the Tri-Cities
A Wonderful Opportunity for New Immigrants in the Tri-Cities
The Changing Face of the Tri-Cities: A Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Business/Immigrant Forum & Dialogue
Tri-Cities Welcoming Communities Project – Who is Involved?
Get more information here.
Community Profiles—Who Really Lives Here?
Tri-Cities Welcoming and Inclusive Community and Workplace Demonstration Project (WICWP)
S.U.C.C.E.S.S facilitated this project for the Tri-Cities Planning Committee. The project included three stages: a dialogue on integration, training and placement, and evaluation, monitoring and development of a model for Welcoming and Inclusive Community and Workplace. The project, as a whole, sought to find successful ways to integrate workers, from different cultures, into the workforce.
Literature Review: Indicators of a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
Tri-Cities Intercultural Workplace Project (TIWP)
Tri-Cities Intercultural Workplace Project
2018 - 2019
In 2018- 2019, Tri-Cities LIP collaborated with its partners to deliver the following initiatives:
Newcomer Employment Week
Over 270 newcomers participated in 33 activities during the week of September 10th delivered by 13 partners with 59 employers engaged throughout the week. 91% of survey respondents agreed that their knowledge of the Canadian labour market increased and 90% of respondents were able to meet and connect with employers. For more information on this initiative, click this link for the final report: https://tricitieslip.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Tri-Cities-Newcomer-Employment-Week.web_.pdf
The Tri-Cities is unique in its history of collaboration, diversity and ways of welcoming newcomers. Stories of welcome and its impact on the community and how each individual plays a role in welcoming communities and combating hate and racism in our community were told and heard. Click here for the summary report: https://tricitieslip.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Welcoming-Neighbourhoods.Summary-Report.pdf
2017 - 2018
- Collaborated with Back in Motion, Douglas College, ISSofBC, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce to host the My Journey to Self-Employment: Stories of Success & Resilience Delivered monthly e-newsletters to partner agencies to share the latest immigration-related reports, upcoming community events and community resources
- Delivered the We Bring Strength: Refugee Success Stories campaign during BC Multiculturalism Week
- Conducted a community forum on Using Evidence to Enhance Collaborative Partnerships, inviting Statistics Canada and Dr. Daniel Hiebert to share how 2016 Census data can be used to enhance partnership opportunities and collaboration amongst community organizations.
Census Forum: Using Evidence to Enhance Collaborative Partnerships in the Tri-Cities
January 22, 2018 | 9:00am -12:00pm
The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TC LIP) invited community stakeholders to learn about the 2016 Census data specific to the Tri-Cities, consider the effect of the data on their organizations’ activities for newcomers, and to enhance partnership opportunities and collaboration with other community stakeholders.
Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH)
OARH is to develop a community protocol to respond to racist and hate incidents.
Newcomer Employment Week
The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership announced September 10-14 as Newcomer Employment Week, where participants were invited to get involved in any of the following ways:
- Leading an employment-related activity, such as industry talks, workshop or info session
- Bring a group of newcomers to participate and attend on the day
- Join the TCLIP steering committee to guide the week’s activities
- Volunteer to participate during the week
2016 - 2017
TCLIP Refugee Support Forum
November 2, 2016
The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP) organized its first Refugee Support Forum, bringing together service providers whose services are directly or indirectly related to refugees. The objective of the Refugee Forum was to provide an opportunity for agencies to work together to enhance service supports for refugees. Over 100 participants representing the Tri-Cities service provider organizations (TC SPOs) actively dialogued to identify strengths, challenges and opportunities in providing services to refugees. Input on strengths, gaps, and opportunities were obtained from forum participants. The inputs were presented to the TCLIP Council and were addressed in the TCLIP Implementation Plan on the TCLIP priority area of increasing newcomers’ access to community information and services.
Increasing Immigrant and Refugee Access to Settlement and Community Services
Feasibility of Various Service Coordination Models in the Tri-Cities
October 2016 – January 2017
On behalf of the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP), a research organization conducted a feasibility study on various coordination models in the context of Tri-Cities. This research project identified various models and best practices in service coordination in order to increase immigrant and refugee access to settlement and community services in the Tri-Cities.
TCLIP Community Forum
At the TCLIP Community Forum in early 2017, research findings on feasibility of various service coordination models in the context of Tri-Cities were shared with the community. The Input and feedback gathered from the community at the Forum served to inform the development of the TCLIP Action Plan.
2014 - 2016
Community Consultation Forums on Settlement and Integration
Two forums were held so that the TCLIP could engage the community about its work. Each forum included more than 80 community representatives including newcomers, settled immigrants, community members, service agencies, employers, businesses and representatives from local government.
Tri-Cities Community Forum (March 24, 2015)
Participants were presented with the findings from the TCLIP Civic Engagement research. Attendees were asked to provide their input and perspectives on the findings with regard to addressing civic engagement needs of Tri-Cities newcomers. Input and feedback collected from participants at the forum informed the development of the TCLIP Strategic Plans’ strategic priorities, goals and objectives.
Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership Research Initiative (October 2014 – March 2015)
Civic Engagement of Immigrants in the Tri-Cities
Research on the Civic Engagement of Immigrants in the Tri-Cities provided an increased understanding of newcomers’ perceived community integration needs with regard to social, political, cultural and economic participation in the Tri-Cities. The research process included key informant interviews, surveys with the community as well as organizations in addition to focus groups.
Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership Research Initiative (July – November 2015)
Labour market integration of recent immigrants in the Tri-Cities
A Labour Market Scan of the Tri-Cities was conducted in order to better understanding the role recent immigrants play in the local labour market and to identify barriers and opportunities for newcomers to participate in the Tri-Cities labour market, specifically from local employers’ perspectives. The research process involved key informant interviews with employers, an employer survey and surveys with recent immigrants.