Immigrants invited to take survey on Guelph/Wellington County experience

Guelph, Ont., August 11, 2016 – The Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) wants to hear from all residents of Guelph or Wellington County who have immigrated to Canada.

From now until October 3, the GWLIP is gathering information through an anonymous, voluntary survey to better understand the issues that immigrants face in relation to accessing services, finding jobs, and participating in the community.

The survey should only take 10 to 15 minutes to complete and participants must be an immigrant to Canada (including citizens, permanent residents, refugees, international students, and caregivers), have been in Canada for 10 years or less, and must be currently living in Guelph or Wellington County.

In September, the GWLIP will host focus group discussions to better understand what programs and services are needed locally or if existing ones need to be improved. To be involved, email ella.henderson@guelph.ca or call 519-822-1260 extension 2634.

The results of the survey and focus group discussions are expected to highlight emerging issues and trends, inform the strategic planning of the GWLIP, and help to provide an overall picture of how successful Guelph and Wellington County are at welcoming and supporting immigrants.

The GWLIP is funded by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada and hosted by the City of Guelph. For more information, visit guelphwellingtonlip.ca.

For more information

Ella Henderson
Project Specialist
Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership
519-822-1260 extension 2634
ella.henderson@guelph.ca