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About the Grey Bruce LIP

How do we build a more welcoming and inclusive Grey Bruce?
How can we work together to make it easier for newcomers to settle here?

These questions are at the heart of the Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership (GBLIP).

The GBLIP recognizes that immigration will continue to play a key role in the economic future of Grey and Bruce Counties. To support better immigration outcomes, the Partnership administers the GBLIP – a collaborative, community initiative designed to improve the integration of newcomers in Grey Bruce. Launched in June 2020, the GBLIP works at the local level to foster a community that is welcoming and inclusive and to support newcomers in becoming fully engaged in the social, economic, political, and cultural life of Grey and Bruce Counties.

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This is achieved through focus on four priority areas:

  • Improving the coordination of settlement and integration services;
  • Raising awareness around the needs of newcomers;
  • Supporting community-level research and planning; and
  • Fostering welcoming communities. 

The GBLIP is one of the many Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) sponsored by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This federal initiative addresses the growing need for systematic community planning around immigrant attraction and retention.

LIPs are underpinned by the understanding that:

  • Newcomers play an important role in the Canadian economy and society
  • In the near future, some industries and regions will depend on immigration to fulfill their labour needs
  • Municipalities and community groups are best positioned to improve settlement and integration outcomes for newcomers
  • The provision of basic settlement services is not sufficient to ensure success – consideration of newcomer needs must be incorporated into all aspects of community planning.
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Embracing Diversity: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month
As of 2021, Bruce County was home to 2,420 residents of Asian heritage, while Grey County had 2,950 individuals of Asian origin, representing 37 Asian countries. The Asian population in both counties experienced significant growth from 2016 to 2021 and is contributing to the region's diversity and inclusion.
Diversity and Belongingness Conference
GBLIP, BWDSB OSPS, SSSC, WCGB and YMCA Owen Sound Grey Bruce Settlement & Language Services are hosting the first regional Diversity and Belongingness Conference at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound on Wednesday September 25. Click "Read More" for more details and registration.