Workshops to improve local services for new Canadians

Local Immigration Partnership hosts networking sessions in June

GUELPH, ON, May 31, 2012 – The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) is hosting a series of workshops designed to help agencies and service providers learn more about local services for new Canadians.

“People working or volunteering for organizations that serve the public may struggle when referring new Canadians to other local agencies or service providers,” says Ella Henderson, Project Specialist for the Local Immigration Partnership. “So, we’re bringing together a panel of agency representatives to explain the services that are available to immigrants in Guelph and Wellington County.”

People participating in the workshops will improve their understanding of local services for newcomers and immigrants, gain confidence in referring newcomers to appropriate services, meet and connect with agencies that serve immigrants, and network with other agencies in the community.

Service providers are invited to register online at for one of four free workshops.

Monday, June 4
9-11 a.m.
Guelph Public Library
100 Norfolk Street
Guelph ON
(Registration FULL)

Tuesday, June 12
2-4 p.m.
Mount Forest Community Library
118 Main Street North
Mount Forest ON

Wednesday, June 20
2-4 p.m.
ROOM C, City Hall
1 Carden Street
Guelph ON
(Registration FULL)

Thursday, June 28
9-11 a.m.
County of Wellington
Museum and Archives
0536 County Road 18
Township of Centre Wellington

About the Local Immigration Partnership

The Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a coalition of more than 60 people representing several community groups and organizations in Guelph and Wellington County including newcomers, ethno-cultural organizations, service providers, and businesses. The LIP is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and our goal is to create welcoming neighbourhoods and communities where everyone thrives.

The work of the LIP focuses on four community-identified priority areas: employment, English language training, community integration and inclusion, and community services and programs.

For more information

Ella Henderson
Project Specialist
Local Immigration Partnership
T 519-822-1260 x 2565