LDIPC Priorities

The work of the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council (LDIPC) is grounded in the four priorities of the Durham Diversity and Immigration Community Plan 2016-2019.

In 2018, the LDIPC will concentrate on projects that contribute to the following community-wide results:

Create a culture of inclusion

  1. Diversity is valued in local communities and intolerance and discrimination are challenged.
  2. Diverse populations are engaged and represented in civic affairs.
  3. Agencies, organizations and institutions have an understanding of newcomer needs and incorporate those needs into planning processes.

Support labour market attachment of newcomers

  1. Newcomer-focused labour market partnerships are supported and promoted.
  2. Settlement, integration services and employment supports for newcomers are coordinated at the community level.
  3. Agencies, organizations and institutions understand and promote settlement resources to newcomer clients.

Engage employers in attracting and retaining a diverse workforce

  1. Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade understand and promote tools and resources for hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  
  2. Employment service providers understand and promote tools and resources for hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.
  3. Local employers support programs that provide Canadian work experience to newcomers.

Support two-way integration of diverse populations

  1. Volunteering and opportunities for civic engagement are promoted to newcomers, especially newcomer youth.
  2. The rights and responsibilities of life in Canada are celebrated and promoted to newcomers.
  3. The Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council (LDIPC) continues to act as an incubator for ideas, measuring trends, identifying needs and mobilizing the appropriate community resources to meet those needs.

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