LIP Resources

STRATEGIC PLAN 2020-2025
New SOSLIP Strategy

WELCOME GUIDE FOR NEWCOMERS
http://soics.ca/welcome-guide/

SOSLIP RESEARCH RESULTS 2020

EMPLOYER TOOLKIT: Attracting and Integrating Internationally Trained Employees (ITEs) in South Okanagan-Similkameen
Employer Toolkit-final draft

CIVIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT
Civic Education Toolkit Final Draft

COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS PROJECT
“Community Champions” is a media campaign led by the South Okanagan-Similkameen Local Immigration Partnership and supported by Castanet. We share stories that raise awareness about the contribution immigrants make to the community while introducing the small businesses of new Canadians.

2019-2020 Stories
During 2019-2020 fiscal year we focused on collecting stories about immigrant entrepreneurs to raise awareness about their contributions in the community and help promote their businesses. So far, eight stories were published with the help of our partners across the regions – Skaha Matters, Apex Matters, Castanet and Start Here Okanagan. Please see the attachments.
Eskala-go climb!
A Piece of Poland in South Okanagan
Annapurna-Goddess of the Harvests
My Dream is to build a Successful Business in My Community
Spiritual Journey
The Green Cab is Growing
Walking on Water
From a Swimming Champion to a Successful Entrepreneur

2020-2021 Stories

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/321468/Oliver-baker-shares-story-of-immigration-business-success#321468

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/323092/Immigrant-family-achieves-dream-of-opening-halal-grocery-store-in-Okanagan#323092

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/324208/Immigrant-couple-shares-journey-to-new-home-in-the-Okanagan-and-opening-successful-dental-practices#324208

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/325118/Grower-helping-immigrants-get-started-in-South-Okanagan%23325118

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/324855/Penticton-s-Chinese-community-works-together-to-give-back-to-first-responders-via-a-special-Chinese-New-Year-lunch#324855

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/325622/A-craftsman-s-challenging-journey-in-setting-up-his-business#325622