SOICS is pleased to announce that Citizenship and Immigration Canada is supporting our Region in building a Local Immigration Partnership Council. The Council will be made up of representatives from community organizations that provide services to or have an interest in the integration of newcomers. Members will be drawn from all levels of government, immigrant serving agencies, public institutions, regional employment networks, employers, local associations and key community stakeholders.
The Council will meet four times a year to develop a coordinated, comprehensive and strategic approach to immigration and integration for the South Okanagan & Similkameen. Our objectives will support community-level research and strategic planning; and the coordination of effective services that facilitate immigrant settlement and integration.