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Culture Days Open Mic: Stories of people on the move

The Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership and Guelph Public Library (GPL) invites you to share your memories and stories at our Culture Days open mic event, Stories of People on the Move. The event will be held Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the downtown branch of the Guelph Public Library on the second floor to hear and share stories of migration, immigration, and people on the move. If you’ve ever moved across town, country, across the world, or if you’ve ever traveled extensively, we ask you to take a moment and try and remember what it was like to be on the move, to be in a new place, to be up-rooted, or just to be out of place. Participants… Continue reading Culture Days Open Mic: Stories of people on the move

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… Continue reading Workshops to improve local services for new Canadians

Survey will identify opportunities for local immigrants

GUELPH, ON, March 22, 2012 – The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership, City of Guelph and the University of Guelph are surveying local immigrants to indentify gaps and opportunities in employment, English language training, community programs and services, and community integration and inclusion. “Immigrants are important members of our community, and it is essential to know how we can build a city that is economically and socially inclusive”Alex Goss, project manager for the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership The survey is open to immigrants currently living in Guelph or Wellington County, who were born outside of Canada and are newly arrived or established in the area. “We are expecting immigrants to be a large part of the future growth in Guelph, and this data will help to… Continue reading Survey will identify opportunities for local immigrants