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 Union (EU) to assess and improve anti-poverty and social inclusion programs. The method revolves around instituting and managing a feedback process for assessing and disseminating promising practices and institutionalizing learning. In the Canadian context, OMC can become the basis of a model that Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Ontario Region could use to assess the overall LIP initiative.