Priorities & Projects

Tri-Cities Community-Based Planning Project

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

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.

WHO Should Participate In This Project

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

WHY Participate

  • Bring your expertise & local knowledge
  • Impact change by co-creating a participatory process
  • Learn and collaborate with other stakeholders

When And Where

  • 4 workshops will be conducted between June 2022 – June 2023
  • 1 forum will be organized to share the findings in Fall 2023


For More Information:

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

Project Partners