Get InvolvedPut your unique skills and experience to work and help build a welcoming community
There are several ways you can contribute to your community by partnering with the Abbotsford Local Immigration Partnership.
Whether you can donate a couple of hours or have a great idea, you can help make the Fraser Valley a more inclusive community for people of all ethnicities, ages, backgrounds and languages. Researchers, writers, artists, and business owners, we want to hear from you!
Become a Member
Do you live or work in the Fraser Valley, or are a leader in your community, industry or field? Help make positive change, so everyone benefits from migration and cultural diversity. You can join as an individual or represent an organization. Simply send us a message to let us know you’re interested.
Join a Working Group
The Research, Policy and Practice working group in the Fraser Valley has the broad goals of improving access to relevant local research about immigration in the area, and trying to bring together research, policy, and practice more effectively. We are looking to expand our group and our capacity!
Immigrant Advisory Table Working Group is a group of newcomers including refugees, immigrants, displaced persons, and international students working with ALIP (Abbotsford Local Immigration Partnership) to keep the voices of those we are trying to help at the forefront of our work. This group collaborates directly with the Spoke organization of the ALIP team, as well as settlement workers. We have two temporary advisory tables set up as an influx of Afghan Refugees and Displaced Ukrainians have entered Abbotsford.
Labour Market Working Group is a group which works to recruit and build connections with employers, businesses, and people seeking job skills and job opportunities. This team has attended job fairs to discuss with employers the importance and benefits of hiring newcomers. They have also met with the Chamber of Commerce and delivered presentations on the navigating the barriers to hiring newcomers.
Social Integration Working Group This group works to commit as members to promote engaging events in the community for newcomers. We have a special current focus on reconnecting in the post-pandemic world. This group has created policy and goals which has led to newcomer tours at Indigenous Cultural Centres as well as an outdoor family sports day event!
We are welcoming folks who are interested in this type of work to join us. It could be a neat opportunity for staff who want to meet others from different sectors who are interested in similar issues, as well as a change for you to help craft community goals, decisions and events based around interests you already have.
Sponsor an Event
Investing in your community is a great way to give back to those who support your business. There are many sponsorship opportunities to help build our communities and promote your business to a wide cross-section of residents. Please contact us to explore options and ideas