Secondary Research Report: Education and Career Decisions of Immigrant Youth
The following research paper supplements the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) research. This paper focuses on the education and career decisions of immigrant youth. If you are thinking about offering research-informed youth programming, these reports are available to support your work and may be quite helpful for you.
Secondary Research Report: The Concept of Youth
The following research paper supplements the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) research. This paper focuses on the concept of youth.
Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) Research Report
Employment is an important need that newcomer youth have as they settle into life in Canada. Preparing for work, finding a job, and building their careers in Canada are also critical challenges. With funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada through the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) program, JVS Toronto (JVS), the Toronto Region […]
Food Leaders Networking Event
On Monday, July 31st, 2023, TNLIP’s Healthy Homes Advocacy Committee (HHAC) hosted TNLIP’s first ever networking event for non-profit food leaders. This networking event aimed to foster connections and enhance collaborations among North York food service providers to address food insecurity and improve community access to food. This was a highly successful event with representation by 35 leaders […]
Applying a Disability Justice Lens to Transform Work and Workplaces
TNLIP partnered with the Toronto Neighbourhood Centres and the Ontario Nonprofit Network to put together a wonderful speaker panel event exploring how organizations can apply Disability Justice Principles to the design of workplace environments and the delivery of services and programming. The learning session laid a foundational understanding of the AODA landscape, envisioned the intersection […]
Health & Wellbeing Work Group Meeting Minutes
The TNLIP Health & Wellbeing Work Group is a proactive and influential coalition of dedicated professionals focused on addressing the healthcare needs and challenges faced by newcomers in the Toronto North region. Comprising of experts from various healthcare and mental health fields, settlement organizations, and other community organizations serving newcomers, the Health Work Group collaboratively strives to […]
Faith Forum 2023: Post-Pandemic Resilience and Community Integration
The annual Faith and Welcoming Communities Forum provides a platform for forming collaborations, partnerships and connections between faith groups and settlement agencies that work in helping newcomers with their settlement process. The 2023 Faith Forum took place on Thursday June 15th at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in North York. The event was livestreamed for […]
Facilitating Culturally Appropriate Conversations With Families of Children With Disabilities Part 2
This 2 hour session is tailored to professionals in the newcomer serving sector and the health care sector who work with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, including the East Asian communities. This capacity building event is meant to bring awareness to the topic of cultural competence, cultural norms, barriers to access and strategies on how […]
TNLIP Annual Evaluation Report 2022-2023
Every year, TNLIP members respond to an Annual Evaluation survey of the TNLIP projects to help us with our reporting, to reflect, and to learn what more we can do to improve our work. Please see the 2022-2023 Annual Evaluation Results Summary below for your perusal. This is an analysis of the feedback members provided to us this year including data […]
Facilitating Culturally Appropriate Conversations With Families of Children With Disabilities Part 1
The TNLIP and SAAAC Autism Centre hosted Part 1 of a 2-part webinar series on Tuesday May 30th, 2023. The theme of this webinar was “How to Facilitate Culturally Appropriate Conversations: When Talking to Black and South Asian Families of Children with Disabilities.” This 2 hour session was tailored to professionals in the newcomer serving […]
Employment and Labour Market Work Group Meeting Minutes
The Employment and Labour Market Work Group is an active and large group of committed and engaged members who work together to address service gaps in newcomer employment programs, share information, build sector capacity, and research and illuminate current and emerging trends related to newcomer employment and economic integration. ELM Work Group Meeting Minutes May […]
Population, Immigration, COVID 19, Recession & Employment Infographic
This infographic shows population and immigration trends in Canada along with effects of COVID 19 pandemic on immigration levels, projected immigration numbers, recession, and the current labor market situation for a big picture overview of employment landscape. The infographic is available below.
Directory of Pathways to IT for Newcomers to GTA
In conjunction with the second Labor Market Information Lunch and Learn for service providers focusing on Information and Communication Technology Industry, the TNLIP team developed a Directory of Pathways to IT for Newcomers to GTA. The directory lists an array of pathways into IT from bridging to newcomer population specific programs and community-based initiatives. The […]
North York Community Mental Health Resource List
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are delighted to announce the relaunch of the North York Community Mental Health Resource list! Please see the attached document for further details. Originally introduced in June 2022, the initial version of the North York Community Mental Health Resource List was a collaborative effort by the Mental […]
Faith Leaders Networking Event 2023
On May 9th 2023, TNLIP held its first ever Faith Leaders Networking Event at the Montecassino Convention Centre in North York. This event was created to connect faith leaders in the North York community, all of whom do wonderful work supporting the newcomer community. The faith community plays a vital role to support the immigrant […]
TNLIP Entrepreneurship Task Group was formed to research and share information about programs and services supporting newcomer entrepreneurs in North York. The task group facilitated two Entrepreneurship Sessions – one on self-employment training programs available to newcomers and another on self-employment funding opportunities for newcomers – and produced the Entrepreneurship Services Directory. The directory lists […]
The Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership is a part of many networks in our region. Keep reading to learn more! Flemingdon-Thorncliffe InterAgency Network FTIAN is composed of public-sector, non-profit agencies, and resident-led groups in the Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park neighborhoods. The purpose of Flemingdon Thorncliffe Inter-Agency Network (FTIAN) is to encourage members to engage […]
Toronto Newcomer Day 2023
Toronto Newcomer Day 2023 was held on May 25 this year, hosting a vibrant celebration of diversity, uniting newcomers and long-standing residents through cultural showcases, interactive activities, information fair, and various other activities to engage newcomers to Toronto. Over 80 exhibitors were present this year and provided aid and assistance to newcomers, covering areas such […]
UPCOMING: 2023 Faith and Welcoming Communities Forum
TNLIP, in collaboration with the Toronto Quadrant LIPs, cordially invites you to the much 5 Annual Faith and Welcoming Communities Forum.! This year’s theme is Post-Pandemic Resilience and Community Integration. It is a great opportunity for newcomer service providers and faith communities – both sectors vital to helping newcomers – to promote collective well being […]
2023 Faith Leaders Networking Event
Are you a Faith Leader in Toronto? Are you Interested in collaborating and connecting with other Faith Leaders in your community on pressing issues facing newcomers? The Toronto North LIP cordially invites you to the first ever Faith Leaders Networking Event! Date: Wednesday May 10th, 2023 Time: 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM Food is provided. […]
The Language SPO was created by the Settlement & Language Work Group to improve the English language delivery process for newcomers by initiating dialogue among LINC instructors. The group comprises of around 20 LINC service providers across Toronto. The group discusses issues and emerging trends that are most pressing in the language delivery sector. The […]
NewTO App Under Development
TNLIP’s NewTO App supports newcomers and the settlement sector by categorizing services relevant to newcomers and mapping them out based on the user’s location. User’s can use a directions feature to find the physical location, can add contacts to their phone, can access service websites and generally learn more about what is available in the […]
TNLIP Annual Evaluation Results 2021 – 2022
Every year our TNLIP Partners self-assess by completing the annual evaluation survey. Their feedback is essential to understanding TNLIP’s impact and relevancy as well as helps to guide future programming. Thank you for your feedback in 2021-2022. Please see below summarized report.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework
The Toronto Local Immigration Partnerships (InterLIP) aim to incorporate an intersectional, anti-racist lens into our joint work through our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) framework. Recognizing that each of us as LIPs have our own local context and reality, the EDI framework provides us the flexibility to set our own priorities for change, while still […]
TNLIP Community Context Report – 2021
As a part of the 2021-2025 Strategic Planning, TNLIP set the stage by creating a Community Context report, which provides an overview of the region’s demographics and explores access to employment, health, and settlement services.
Mainstreaming EDI in the Workplace: Challenges and Successes
The TNLIP “EDI in the Workplace” task group successfully ran the “Mainstreaming EDI in the Workplace: Successes and Challenges” online discussion on June 16th, 2022 from 10-12pm, with around 40 attendees! The session included a keynote opening address from Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow, a moderated panel discussion with representatives from different sectors, and breakout rooms with […]
BRIDGES Forum 2023: Inclusive Leaders and Meaningful Collaboration
BRIDGES 2023 is a TEQ LIP led InterLIP event. It will be held in person this year in Spring 2023 at the Centennial College Progress location. The BRIDGES Forum is a city-wide Collaboration and Partnership Forum that brings together service provider representatives from across the Greater Toronto Area and from multiple sectors to discuss, share […]
Settlement Strategy 2021-2025
Heading into its ninth year, the Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership (TNLIP) is wellpositioned to further its work building a responsive and equitable service system fornewcomers in North York. At the same time, looking forward, we recognize that thechallenges faced by our agencies and their clients are larger than ever.This report outlines our strategy for […]
Referral to Employment Supports
Survey Report The Employment and Labour Market Workgroup surveyed its member organizations to: explore existing employment supports for internationally trained professionals and to identify gaps within these programs; identify employer engagement practices used by employment service providers; and identify available employment support services and gaps from the perspective of seniors, LGBTQ, persons with mental and […]
Removing the “Canadian Experience” Employment Barrier
Many newcomers to Toronto experience a barrier to finding work when employers choose applicants who have prior Canadian work experience over those who do not. Find out more about the Canadian experience barrier by reading the answers to common questions below.
Employment Ontario Transformation Update: Looking Back & Planning Ahead
Employment System in Ontario is undergoing a last leg of a historic transformation that will see Employment Ontario, Ontario Works, and Ontario Disability Support Program delivered through a new and integrated service delivery model. Several municipalities in Ontario have already transitioned to the new model while Toronto is expected to do so in 2024. Reporting […]
Newcomer Community Action and Advisory Table (NCAT)
The TNLIP Newcomer Community Action and Advisory Table is a community table and network where newcomers in North York work together on pressing issues related to the settlement integration of newcomers into the community. There are currently 8 active NCAT members from a varying range of cultures and age groups. This year, NCAT will take […]
Turkey/Syria Earthquake Response & Resources
The InterLIP teams would like to collectively state our grief about the situation in Turkey and Syria after the devastating earthquake earlier this week. These communities, newcomers from these regions, and their families and friends, are in the midst of unspeakable loss. The Toronto InterLIP teams would like to express our deepest sympathies for everyone affected. Earlier […]
Learning from Newcomers’ Lived Experiences of Racism: Towards Solutions Based in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Toronto North Region
Led by the Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership (TNLIP), the primary objective of this research is to explore and find themes within the lived experiences of newcomers in North York in the areas of settlement, health, and employment, to more deeply incorporate Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) into the future work of the TNLIP.
Lunch & Learn: Pathways to IT
The Labour Market Information (LMI) Task Group of the Employment and Labour Market Work Group held a second event in their LMI Lunch and Learn series for service providers on January 30, 2023. The focus was on IT industry employment data and trends presented by ICTC Canada. Participants at the event received a Directory of […]
Pathways to Prosperity
P2P Conference 2022 The annual Pathways to Prosperity National Conference and the Pathways to Prosperity Conference forLocal Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux En Immigration Francophone took place this past quarter inOttawa from Monday, November 14 to Wednesday, November 16, 2022. The TNLIP team attended this conference to celebrate it’s 10th year anniversary and return to an […]
Lunch & Learn: Accessing Toronto LMI Post-COVID
The Toronto North LIP Newcomer LMI Task Group successfully ran the Lunch & Learn Series on Labour Market Information (LMI): Accessing Toronto LMI Post-COVID! It took place on Zoom on October 19, 2022 from 12:00-1:00pm ET. This event – the first of the series – featured two esteemed panelists: John MacLaughlin from the Toronto Workforce […]
Combating Anti-Asian Racism in the Front Lines: Tools, Strategies, and Discussions
TNLIP, with our Health & Wellbeing partner, Hong Fook Mental Health Association, organized the virtual event “Combating Anti-Asian Racism in the Front Lines: Tools, Strategies, and Discussions” on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. This 2-hour information session encompassed the topic of health, mental health, and EDI in relation to the Asian community and the challenges of […]
EDI in the Workplace: Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion
Relevant Activities:TNLIP EDI PodcastThe Newcomer EDI Task Group compiled a playlist of relevant and local podcast episodes on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, to elevate newcomer stories from the Greater Toronto Area. The playlist is free to access on Spotify and can be found HERE.Mainstreaming EDI in the Workplace: Challenges & SuccessesThe Newcomer EDI […]
2022 TNLIP Faith Forum
2022 Faith & Welcoming Communities Forum was successfully held on May 17th 10 am-1pm. Over 100 attendees joined us this year in exploring Community Engagement and Collective Wellbeing: Strengthening Partnership between Faith Groups and Newcomer Settlement Organizations as well as Local Community Group. This is our fourth city-wide Faith & Welcoming Communities Forum. It’s a […]
20-Year Review of Employment in Canada & Key Industries in GTA in 2018
This infographic and the narrated screencast show that over the last 20 years 50% of net employment growth in Canada came from three industries which today comprise 30% of all employment. The infographic correlates this information with employment industries in Toronto for 2018 and shows the average wage and percentages of women, immigrants, and workers with a postsecondary education in each industry. This is followed by information about immigrant employment and earnings in Canada from 2001 – 2019 as well as impacts of COVID-19 on Immigrants and some data on nature of current economic […]
TNLIP Celebrates 2017-2021
As we launch our 2021-2025 Newcomer Settlement Strategy, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on and celebrate some highlights from each of the TNLIP Work Groups since the 2017/18 year! We are very grateful for your continued support and collaboration! Thank you so much!
TNLIP 2021-2025 Action Plan
TNLIP partners collectively created a 4-year Action Plan (2021-2025), based on the member-developed Settlement Strategy. TNLIP works in three main areas of Employment & Labour Market, Settlement & Language, and Health & Wellbeing. The 5 core areas of our focus are (1) Service Coordination; (2) Research & Advocacy; (3) Knowledge Sharing; (4) Capacity Building; and, […]
Historic Health and Wellbeing Reports
Talk About Forum The Toronto North LIP organized the “Talk About Forum” annually from 2017-2021 to create an opportunity for TNLIP member organizations to participate in discussions about promising practices and lessons learned while serving clients, and to document them. The Talk About Forum report looks at the member-led discussions from the 2019 “Talk About” […]
TNLIP 2020 Focus Groups
Research for the 2021-2024 Settlement Strategy Focus groups were conducted in the fall of 2020 on the following six themes: International Students, Job Seekers, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health, Seniors, Newcomer Youth. Find out more about the findings of these discussions here!
TNLIP Member Agency Survey
In Fall 2020, TNLIP sought input from its members on the key issues facing newcomers in Toronto North. Based on input from almost 40 professionals and partners working in the region, TNLIP identified several themes which will inform our work 2021-2025.
Mental Health Navigation & Mental Health Ambassadors projects
This report provides information on two projects – Mental Health Navigation Tool and Mental Health Ambassadors – planned and implemented by the inter-agency workgroup that included four Toronto Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs), Toronto Newcomer Office, Hong Fook Mental Health Association, “Iamsick.ca” social enterprise and Toronto Public Health. The projects were implemented in 2016-2017. See the […]
Employer Experiences When Hiring Newcomers
In July 2017, a survey was launched across large private sector companies with the intention to learn about the experiences, needs, and challengers of the for-profit sector when hiring and retaining internationally trained professional. Read below to learn more.
TNLIP Collaborative Projects
Toolbox for partners This toolbox is a compilation of the Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership (TNLIP) projects implemented in 2016-2017. We hope that this resource will be used by other similar collaborative groups working on capacity building and community development projects that promote health, employment and successful settlement and integration of newcomers in welcoming communities.
Community Needs Assessment Survey Report
This survey was carried out from Dec 2015 to Oct 2016 to determine the service needs of communities in Toronto North. The survey questionnaires were self-administered during different community events at five different locations: Bathurst Finch, Fairview, Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park and Willowdale.
Creating welcoming environments and spaces for meaningful engagement
2015 Report In October 2015, the TNLIP convened 17 individuals from 14 various agencies in a training focused on creating welcoming environments and spaces for meaningful engagement for newcomers and residents. The training sought to initiate a conversation with those working in the human service sector around the environments they are creating in which newcomers […]
Toronto Food Networks Summit
2015 Report This report provides a summary of the Toronto Food Networks Summit held on September 17th, 2015, including key messages, feedback provided by the participants, and resources shared by the presenter and the panelists. The Summit brought together around 60 representatives of 15 food networks to share ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration.
Closing the Food Access Gap
Flemingdon Park & Thorncliffe ParkNeighbourhoods of Toronto In the summer of 2014, Flemingdon Health Centre and Toronto North LIP staff initiated the Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Food Security Network to bring together community agencies and leaders working on food projects in the community to discuss existing food security gaps and assets. This document is the result […]