Huron County Immigration Partnership
Huron County’s Immigration Partnership is a collaboration of community members, organizations and business partners from multiple sectors within the region working to create a welcoming community for newcomers. Our partners represent settlement, health, housing, language, education, community services, municipalities, employment services and more.
Immigration Partnership strives to improve the coordination of settlement, integration and community involvement of immigrants and refugees in Huron County. This work is important to us so that Huron County will be a community where immigrants and refugees successfully settle, work and belong.
We are working to strengthen our community’s capacity to welcome immigrants and improve integration outcomes through enhanced economic, social political and civic participation.
Our Working Groups
Settlement and Service Delivery Working Group
This working group focuses on how services can be best delivered and accessed by newcomers in Huron County. The members of this working group discuss coordinated services for newcomers, as well as identifying gaps in services or programs that could be addressed by service providers to meet the needs of newcomers.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group
This working group creates and implements strategies to increase the public’s knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion while advocating for systemic change at the organizational level. Members of this group work towards creating opportunities to raise awareness of the benefits of immigration and the creation of welcoming communities that attract newcomers.
Employment and Labour Market Working Group
This working group focuses on improving the employment and skills development outcomes of newcomers in the region. The goal of this group is to inform employers of the benefits of hiring newcomers and to identify strategies to retain a newcomer workforce, as well as identifying initiatives that support newcomer businesses. The working group advises the Local Immigration Partnership on employment and labour-related matters and trends.
Research Working Group
This working group has been formed to improve the Local Immigration Partnership’s knowledge of the trends related to the settlement and integration in Huron County. The research working group’s goal is to collect data on how to enhance services and inform the Immigration Partnership and community strategies to retain newcomers in the region.
We recognize that:
- Immigration is important to the future of Canada and Huron County.
- Immigrants’ current settlement and integration outcomes are filled with multiple challenges, and many immigrants remain on the margins of our community.
- Local communities, institutions and leaders have an accumulated knowledge and experience that we must leverage and build upon.
The Huron Immigration Partnership’s mission is to connect and bring people together to build a welcoming place that attracts, employs and supports newcomers.
We are a vibrant, welcoming community that embraces diversity and offers opportunities; a place where all belong and are respected.
What We Do
- Collaborate to create a welcoming community for newcomers
- Research to better understand and meet newcomer needs
- Improve the coordination of settlement and integration services
- Raise awareness around the benefits of immigration to the community
Immigration Partnership conducts public campaigns to raise awareness and promote the belonging of immigrants and refugees in the Huron County community.
If you are interested in learning more about a particular topic, check out some of the resources we have compiled, including books, videos, articles, podcasts and more.
How Can We Help?
Huron County Immigration Partnership is always excited to support newcomers to Huron County. Let us know how we can help!
57 Napier Street,
+1 (519) 524-8394 ext.6