Working Group 1

Working Group 1: Access to Information and Services

Its Goal:

Immigrants and community stakeholders all have access to current and relevant information and resources to facilitate settlement and integration.

Actions during 2016/17:WG1-01

WG1-02

Resources: 

Working Group 1 Members

Co-Chairs:
Jeff McDonald, District of West Vancouver
Kim Shetler, North Shore Multicultural Society

Committee Members:
Alison Campbell, North Vancouver District Library
Andrea Winterbottom, Vancouver Coastal Health
Dave Platt, West Vancouver School District
Chantal Tshiminga, Office of MP Terry Beech
Fareshteh Ardebily, Immigrant Advisory Council
Jeff Wood, West Vancouver Police Department
Jenny Benedict, West Vancouver Memorial Library
Jill Lawlor, District of West Vancouver
Julia Staub-French, North Shore Family Services
Kevin Bracewell, North Vancouver RCMP
Lynn Brockington, West Vancouver Memorial Library
Randy Heath, District of West Vancouver Fire and Rescue

North Shore Demographics

35.4% of recent immigrants

age 15 years and over, in the District of North Vancouver are in the low income bracket.
Source: 2011 NHS

30.7% of recent immigrants

age 15 years and over, in the City of North Vancouver are in the low income bracket.
Source: 2011 NHS

22.5% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver are recent immigrants (landed in Canada between 2006 and 2011).
Source: 2011 NHS

65.9% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver were between the ages of 15 and 44 years when they arrived in Canada.
Source: 2011 NHS

40% of labour force

age 15 years and over, in West Vancouver are made up of immigrants.
Source: 2011 NHS

37.3% of West Vancouver

immigrants speak non-official languages at home
Source: 2011 NHS

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