Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership (GMLIP)
Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are a new form of multi-level governance designed to strengthen local capacity to attract newcomers and improve their integration outcomes as through enhanced economic, social, political, and civic participation. The long-term vision for LIPs is to support the development of multi-sectoral partnerships at the local community level in order to integrate newcomer needs into the community planning process, identify community-specific strategic priorities and implement a settlement strategy and action plans to improve newcomer outcomes.
The Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership is led by the City of Moncton and consists of a council of immigration stakeholders, immigrants, business community, and municipal government partners. The LIP will help implement the Greater Moncton Immigration Strategy and will provide a better framework to understand the needs of newcomers, the gaps in service delivery and the process by which collaboration can lead to much better outcomes for newcomers.
The working groups meet once month, in addition to the bi-monthly session for the overall Greater Moncton LIP.
The LIP members include:
- Dr. Etienne Bandyayera (Horizon Health Network)
- Abdellatif Baoud (Atlantic Human Services)
- Yvette Bourque (Réseau en Immigration Francophone)
- Lamb Bui
- Caroline Gingles (Anglophone East School District)
- Lisa Griffin N’dour (Université de Moncton)
- Maha Imazitene (CAFI)
- Venky Kulkarni (Medavie Blue Cross)
- Denis Laplante (City of Dieppe)
- Sandra Leonard (Viva Moncton)
- Debbie McInnes (United Way of Southeastern NB)
- Josephine Nhongo-Simbanegavi
- Carol O’Reilly (Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce)
- Angelique Reddy-Kalala (City of Moncton)
- Julien Robichaud (3+ Corporation BIMP)
- Justin Ryan (acting-MAGMA)
- Kevin Silliker (City of Moncton)
- Shane Thomson (Town of Riverview)
- Christophe Traisnel (Université de Moncton and Pathways to Prosperity)
- Ahmed Zniber (District scolaire Francophone Sud)
The LIP initiative began operations in Ontario in 2008 as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Community Connections program. The program expanded to other provinces in 2012 and is expected to continue to grow. Currently there are more than 60 LIP’s across Canada, including five in Atlantic Canada.
The iconic maple leaf — joined in three parts as a representation of our tri-community — is the symbol of our partnership with our federal body; spearheading towards the common goal. The shared waters of the Tidal Bore within our three communities further strengthen our bond together in welcoming our newcomers through this collaborative initiative.