The St. Thomas-Elgin Local Immigration Partnership (ST-ELIP) exists for promoting, advancing and supporting coordinated efforts for newcomer and immigrant integration in the city of St. Thomas and Elgin County. We believe immigrant integration is essential for long-term social, cultural, economic and environmental prosperity in the St. Thomas and Elgin County.
The St. Thomas-Elgin Immigration Settlement Strategy was developed collectively; therefore its successful implementation will require committed and coordinated actions taken by stakeholders from multiple sectors, as well as the collaborative leadership of our institutions.
Individuals, community organizations and businesses are encouraged to become part of this exciting work.
We at ST-ELIP strongly believe that community engagement provides opportunities for developing a holistic sense of sustainability, where people make decisions using local wisdom, values, information and knowledge.
We all need everyone to play a role in creating Welcoming, Caring and Inclusive Communities in St. Thomas and Elgin County!
To start the implementation of the 3-year Settlement Strategy, we have selected for the period of 2012-2013, actions we would like to take to respond to the needs identified by participants in the consultation process.
You, your business or your organization can join one of the following Working Committees formed to implement the priorities identified in the Settlement Strategy for this period: