Accomplishments of the LIPs and RIF

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Continuing a Pathways to Prosperity tradition that was interrupted by the pandemic, P2P will be highlighting the many recent accomplishments of the LIPs and RIF. For your RIF or LIP to be included, please complete the form found here by May 31, 2024.

These accomplishments will be featured in the next few months through P2P and its partners, and at the 2024 P2P-FCFA Conference for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone in November. We look forward to showcasing many recent accomplishments of the LIPs and RIF.

The form can be found here

Exploring Neighbourhood Dynamics                                    Over Seven Decades of Canadian                                       Census Data

A new easy-to-use mapping portal developed by researchers at Western University’s Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST) and Esri Canada provides users with an unparalleled ability to visualize and understand neighborhood-level characteristics and changes over seven decades (1951–2021).

This web mapping portal allows users to explore a wide variety of neighbourhood characteristics, including the percentage of immigrants in a neighbourhood. Users can also map other social variables, including concentrations of ethnic origin, Indigenous identity, language, and religious groups. In addition, they can look at how people live and move through the area: housing types, owning versus renting, commuting behaviour, and population density. Finally, they can look at work and the economy, including income, educational attainment, and what types of jobs neighbourhood residents have had. Importantly, they can not only map single census years, but use graphs to visualize change over time in specific neighbourhoods.

Led by Professor Zack Taylor, this tool provides valuable information at the neighbourhood level to service providers, government departments, researchers, and other interested parties. The collaboration with developers in Esri Canada’s Education and Research Group exemplifies the power of university-industry partnerships in unlocking new insights and democratizing access to valuable data for the public good.

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