Updated: November 29, 2016
The Community Collaboration Table (CCT) is a nationwide initiative of Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) – formally known as the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) – which aims to complement existing immigrant integration programs through community collaboration. Richmond’s CCT hopes to create locally driven strategies for an inclusive Richmond. The CCT is an opportunity for partners to participate in long-term planning to create inclusive environments, both for the community of Richmond and for individual businesses and service organizations.
The Richmond Community Collaboration Table (CCT) wishes to make Richmond an inclusive city where the needs of all are understood, valued, and met through coordinated settlement services, welcoming spaces, and intercultural harmony.
We have connected with almost 40 organizations and businesses in Richmond to create a strategy geared towards Richmond specific goals. We have conducted surveys and focus groups throughout the city. The results are being finalized.
Also, data was collected through asset mapping in community events. The community identified key resources in the community that they access. The results of this community sourced asset map can be found here. We are also in the process of creating another asset map which is a comprehensive map of all the service providers in Richmond.
Currently, the Richmond CCT is in the process of creating the Action Plan based on the research and expertise of the table. Subcommittees for employment, settlement services, community experience, and emerging issues are meeting to develop action items to achieve the over arching goals.
If you’d like to get involved with the CCT as a community partner or volunteer, please email email@example.com
CCT Terms of Reference Approved February 2015