Strategic Plan (2016-19)

NSIIP’s Strategic Plan (2016-19) outlines priorities, goals, and objectives that will ensure that North Shore progresses towards its vision of a fully inclusive community where everyone has a sense of belonging. The priorities and goals have been established to build upon North Shore’s existing strengths and assets to create a community where newcomers have the opportunity to fully participate economically, socially, and civically. 

Community partnerships are integral for achieving our objectives. With our partners, we work to systematically improve the settlement outcomes for North Shore’s newcomers and support their long-term residence in our communities. 

Through extensive research and community consultations, we identified the follow strategic priorities and Working Groups (see below for a full listing of our research and consultations): 

Access to Information & Services

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

Community Connections & Intercultural Relationships

North Shore residents are engaged in building cross-cultural relationships and mutual trust


North Shore immigrants have access to employment that matches their skills, education, and experience


Immigrants play a representative role in guiding the development of the communities of the North Shore

Research & Community Consultations

Extensive local research and community consultations inform the foundation of our Strategic Plan. We consulted numerous service providers across North Shore, and engaged with hundreds of the region’s major employers to discuss skills and labour shortages, and get their thoughts on potential career entry points for newcomers. We also collected valuable data from the census, surveys, and focus groups with immigrants and community leaders to review key newcomer demographics and gain insight into priority issues and areas for improvements.

The key stages of our research is summarized in a graphic timeline below, with downloadable PDF reports located at the bottom of the page.

NSIIP is grateful to hold its activities on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and occupied territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples.

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