Upcoming LIP Events & Updates

  • Newcomer Service Providers in Scarborough: The Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP), Toronto Police 42 and 43 Divisions and community partners invite you to participate in the annual Scarborough Community Safety Week! What is Scarborough Community Safety Week? Scarborough Community Safety Week is an initiative led by the Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP) in collaboration with Toronto Police 42 Division, 43 Division, and other stakeholders. This year’s event will take place from September 25th to October 7th. Safety Week aims to reach Scarborough newcomer residents, civic leaders and newcomer service providers in Scarborough and engage them in workshops and events that promote community safety and well-being. The Safety Week initiative focuses on five major themes: Community Safety, Family Safety, Financial Safety, Road Safety and Youth Safety. How can my organization participate in Scarborough Community Safety Week? (1) Attend the kick-off event – The kick-off event will take place on September 25th from 10AM to 1PM Location: Catholic Crosscultural Services located at 55 Town Centre Court #401, Scarborough, ON M1P 4X4. Format: Workshops on safety topics and information booths with representatives from community safety organizations. This event is open to both service providers and newcomer clients. Please see the link here for details and to share with clients. Organizations may translate the poster provided if needed. (2) Host a community safety workshop for your clients. Choose a workshop topic from the resource person list attached, Reach out to the resource person directly or to Aiza Khan ([email protected]) to organize a workshop date and time and (3) Fill out the confirmation of participation form attached to finalize your workshop and send it to Aiza Khan ([email protected]). We look forward to your participation in this year’s event!
  • The SNSC is still looking for feedback on newcomer services and needs in Scarborough to better understand them and support the development of recommendations to funders. Our response rate has continued to be quite low for the service provider survey and we’d truly appreciate it if you took 10-15 minutes to compete it if you haven’t already: https://redcap.utoronto.ca/surveys/?s=A8FFM47CPRR7JXN7. This survey is for any service providers providing any services to newcomers and immigrants in Scarborough, this includes: Language training, Employment services, Housing support, Health services, Mental health services, Food support (for example, food bank, food supplies), Child and family services (for example, Drop-in Day program for toddlers, Day care service, workshops for young parents), Settlement support services, Spirituality support (for example, religious group, church), Pre-arrival services, Education and Training support (for example, credential assessment, homework clubs, orientation to colleges and universities; not including language), Social and community support (for example, women groups, senior café, cooking group, music group, sports program, and other recreation groups), Legal and justice support, Financial support (for example, help newcomers who need financial aid, social assistance, child subsidy, disability pension), and Government services (for example city government information services, obtaining a driver’s license). And as a recap: L’enquête est aussi en français. All information you provide is confidential and anonymous. The survey is hosted on REDCap by UTSC for increased data security. Please reach out to Jayde ([email protected]) or Isobel ([email protected]) with any questions
  • Heritage Skills Development Centre is conducting a needs assessment for women who may have experienced gender-based violence during the pandemic. Please click the link to enter the survey: https://forms.gle/9K7A78dqbiaDYFVWA (Participants will be entered into a draw to win amazing gift baskets).
  • A new survey is launched under the CBPRO project – A needs assessment highlighting existing strengths, weaknesses, barriers, and knowledge gaps in the newcomer service sector. Click here to access the survey
  • FAITH Forum 2023: Post-Pandemic and Community Integration successfully held on June 15, 2023
  • TEQ LIP Mental Health and Disability Services Survey – Deadline Extended September 2023 – Click here to access the survey.

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