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CK LIP Strategic Focus

The Chatham-Kent Local Immigration Partnership's strategic goal states that by 2025, more newcomers in Chatham-Kent will feel welcomed and valued, and are contributing and thriving members of the community within 5 years of arrival to Chatham-Kent. To achieve this goal, CK LIP has prioritized three key strategies in its Theory of Change:

  • Prepare newcomers and employers for the Labour Market
  • Increase newcomers' Social Belonging
  • Increase and promote Community Supports and Information

While CK LIP is prioritizing these strategies and related activities, it also works towards increasing Chatham-Kent's welcome-ability by using the 17 Characteristics of a Welcoming Community as a guiding framework. Below are the 17 Characteristics of a Welcoming Community with activities and initiatives that CK LIP Council and other local agencies are working on.