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Conversation Starters

Access to Services 

The Access to Services Conversation Starter  provides great jumping off points for discussion about how improving access to services will positively impact newcomers' lives. Developed to provide Vancouver Immigration Partnership (VIP) stakeholders with some key facts and information, this conversation starter is valuable for anyone seeking better understanding of these issues. The information contained in this document, which identifies the gaps and challenges in accessing a range of services, comes from current databases and research studies. Click here for full document

Intercultural and Civic Engagement 

The Intercultural and Civic Engagement Conversation Starter provides great jumping off points for discussion about how strategies for community engagement positively impact newcomers' lives. Developed to provide Vancouver Immigration Partnership (VIP) stakeholders with some key facts and information, this conversation starter is valuable for anyone seeking better understanding of these issues. The information contained in this document, which identifies the gaps and challenges in building social connection and accessing engagement opportunities for newcomers, comes from current databases and research studies. Click here for full document 

Inclusive Workplaces

The Inclusive Workplaces Conversation Starter provides great jumping off points for discussion about how creating more welcoming work environments will positively impact newcomers' lives. Developed to provide the Vancouver Immigration Partnership (VIP) stakeholders with some key facts and information, this conversation starter is valuable for anyone seeking better understanding of these issues. The information contained in this document, which identifies the gaps and challenges newcomers face in finding employment and in the workplace, comes from current databases and research studies. Click here for full document

Governments and Public Institutions Addressing Needs Conversation

The Government and Public Institution Addressing Needs Conversation Starter provides great jumping off points for discussion about how strategies for multi-sectoral engagement positively impact newcomers' lives. Developed to provide the Vancouver Immigration Partnership (VIP) stakeholders with some key facts and information, this conversation starter is valuable for anyone seeking better understanding of these issues. The information contained in this document, which identifies the gaps and challenges in public sector response to settlement and integration issues, comes from current databases and research studies. Click here for full document

Vancouver Immigrant Profile 

The Vancouver Immigrant Profile Conversation Starter provides a glimpse into Vancouver’s evolving demographic profile. Facts and figures gathered by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) are the key sources informing this document. Click here for full document