North Shore Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)

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This ‘North Shore LIP’ is part of an innovative model of more than 60 LIPs across Canada (including four in Nova Scotia) which have the overall objective of enhancing collaboration, coordination and strategic planning at the community level to foster more welcoming and inclusive communities that improve settlement and integration outcomes for newcomers. This regional partnership of diverse stakeholders, including multi-levels of government, community agencies, health & education services, employers among others will encourage communities to better understand and consider newcomers’ assets and needs in terms of access, coordination, and programming.

Who Are We? 
   

The Partnership Council of the North Shore LIP consists of up to 30 community members which will strive to represent the geographic, demographic, and sectoral diversity of the North Shore region (Colchester, Pictou, and Antigonish Counties). The main role of this leadership body will be to advise and guide the development of the North Shore’s region Immigration Settlement and Integration Strategy in terms of evaluating and assessing needs, identifying priorities for funding, suggesting activities for the Strategy, and providing feedback.

The North Shore Local Immigration Partnership’s Council is made up of the following members:

COLCHESTER COUNTY
PICTOU COUNTY
ANTIGONISH COUNTY
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Antigonish Chamber of Commerce
Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association
Career Connections
Centre for Employment Innovation, Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University
Colchester East Hants Health Authority Colchester-East Hants Public Library
Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage (Northern Region African Nova Scotia Affairs)
Community Health Boards, Northern Zone, Nova Scotia Health
Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial (CSAP) Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Healthy Pictou County
Housing Nova Scotia
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Labour Skills and Immigration (LSI)
Nova Scotia Community College, Truro Campus
Office of Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament/Central Nova
Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
Syria Antigonish Families Embrace (SAFE) Town of Trenton
Town of Truro
Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce
Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity Truro Police Service
United Way of Colchester United Way of Pictou County
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
North Shore Local Immigration Partnership Strategic Plan 2022-2025
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Esther Bejarano (she/her)
North Shore Local Immigration Partnership Coordinator


1027 Prince Street, Truro, NS
B2N 1H7 (Above Maggie's Place)
902-220-4379 
esther.bejarano@halifax.ymca.ca