Scarborough Newcomer Council

The Scarborough Newcomer Council is a group of active immigrant community members who work closely with the Toronto East Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP) to identify the needs of newcomers and find ways to support successful immigrant settlement in Toronto.


The council works collaboratively with the Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP) to:

  • Raise awareness to current and emerging needs of immigrants residing in Scarborough
  • Help ensure newcomers’ voices and needs are reflected in the Toronto East Quadrant LIP activities as well as community, and regional planning, and policy development
  • Inform local planning and policies to better support newcomers


The Scarborough Newcomer Council shall:

  • Comprise of residents within the community of Scarborough with immigration experience and/or a strong interest and passion for civic engagement, influencing change and addressing complex issues that affect newcomers.
  • Be representative of the diversity of immigrants’ backgrounds and experiences, including age, gender, ethnic background, abilities, immigration status and length of stay in Canada

The term of appointment for a Newcomer Council member is 6 months – 1 year with reappointment possible in accordance with the duration of the Scarborough Newcomer Council and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) requirements.

Want to make an impact in your community?

To learn more about the Scarborough Newcomer Council and how to become a member, please contact Sarwar Mustofa at [email protected] or 416-431-5326 ext. 2428

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