Reports & Publications


LIP-Municipal Interactions and CIC’s Strategic Interests

This report was commissioned from the Welcoming Communities Initiative (WCI) by the Integration Branch of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Its purpose is to examine and describe the evolving relationship between Local Immigration Partnerships and their municipal hosts. CIC also wanted to know what impact the…

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Analysis of LIP Strategic Plans

The Analysis of LIP Strategic Plans, conducted in 2011 and 2012, resulted in two reports: (1) The Analysis of LIP Strategic Plans: Priorities and Directions; and (2) The Analysis of LIP Strategic Plans: Promising Practices. The initial study, ‘The Analysis of LIP Strategic Plans: Priorities…

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Open Method of Coordination

The goal of this project was to investigate a method that would allow Local Immigration Partnership plans and programs to be assessed in a detailed, inclusive and coordinated way. The Open Method of Coordination was developed – and is being used – by the European…

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Organizational Best Practices of Local Immigration Partnerships

An evaluation of promising organizational practices was conducted by analyzing 27 Local Immigration Partnership strategic plans in detail. Statistical results indicate that three organizational practices were particularly important. These were: having a broadly based and inclusive LIP council; ensuring active municipal involvement throughout the planning…

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