North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership Releases 3-Year Strategic Plan

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NORTH VANCOUVER, May 2, 2016 – More than 20 organizations and institutions in North and West Vancouver have joined forces to develop and release a strategic plan for immigrant settlement and integration on the North Shore.

The plan sets out strategic priorities, goals and actions for the next three years aimed at ensuring that the North Shore continues to build on its reputation as a welcoming and inclusive region for new immigrants. The plan was created by the North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership (NSIIP), a planning table with representatives from local governments, chambers of commerce, schools, libraries and non-profits. Funding was provided by the federal department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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