Priorities & Projects

Tri-Cities Community-Based Planning Project

The Tri-Cities Community-Based Planning Project ended in March 2024. Project partners participated in five workshops to co-design a potential model that could be tested in the community.

The information sheet provides an overview of the model along with lessons learned and recommendations from the project.

The final Project Report is available here.

About the Project

Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP) is launching a community-based planning project (CBP) in April 2022. TCLIP will bring together local stakeholders /organizations who support the settlement process in the Tri-Cities area to work collaboratively to explore interest in community-based planning, including the potential for a community-based funding model.

What is Community-Based Funding (CBF)?

CBF incorporates some level of participatory resource allocation to community service providers and organizations. Within this model, local stakeholders coordinate funding and service delivery at a local level to better respond to local community needs reducing gaps and duplications in funding, coordination and service delivery.

Key Components of a Community-Based Plan:

  • Participatory
  • Leverages strengths of each community stakeholder
  • Identifies opportunities
  • Reduces gaps and duplication in services
  • Meets identified community priorities

WHO are involved

We aim to engage 20 organizations and groups who support and deliver settlement services in Tri-Cities. These include:

  • Community/non-profit organizations
  • Settlement service providers
  • Local governments
  • Funders of settlement services
  • Newcomers who are committed to taking a collaborative approach

HOW - 3-Stage Approach

Environmental scan and literature reviews will be conducted to map existing settlement resources in Tri-Cities and explore issues relating to the challenges and opportunities of implementing Community-Based Planning.

Co-create & Co-design
Local stakeholders will be invited to 4 workshops where they will co-create and co-design a Tri-Cities CBP and CBF model. They will also consider issues implementing the plan including how resources are allocated, decision making processes, and identifying challenges and benefits.

Community Plan & Report
A community plan will be drafted incorporating the information gathered at the workshops. This plan will be shared with workshop participants to get their input and feedback.

When And Where

  • 5 workshops were conducted between June 2022 and October 2023
  • 1 forum was organized in November 2023 to gather community feedback and share project learnings


For More Information:

Jackie Hong
Outreach & Engagement Specialist
T 236-880-2176