The South Okanagan | Similkameen Local Immigration Partnership (SOSLIP) continues to work at building capacity in our communities for welcoming and integrating immigrants. This spring the organization’s focus is to bring awareness to career options in skilled trades.
Fatima Al-Roubaiai knows first-hand how the tensions and the turmoil of war impacts innocent bystanders.
Her family came to Canada from Syria, as refugees, amidst the Iran-Iraq war in 1986. Fatima was only six weeks old when her family emigrated but she recognizes how dicult it was for her parents to abandon the life they had worked hard to establish and begin a new one in another country. The most painful part is watching her mother’s reaction to the current turmoil in Syria…
Fourteen individuals will be introduced to the public as Multicultural Community Champions at a reception this Wednesday, March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism and Hate.
These Champions were selected by the South Okanagan Similkameen Local Immigration Partnership Council (SOSLIP) earlier this year and are now being acknowledged for their contributions back to the wider community and for honouring and sharing their individual cultures.
The South Okanagan | Similkameen Local Immigration Partnership (SOS LIP) is excited to announce WELCOME 2016 - A Welcoming Communities Summit to be held at Okanagan College this June.
Integration is a two way process. It involves commitment on the part of the immigrants and refugees to adapt to life in Canada and a commitment from Canadians as individuals, employers, educators, and community, to welcome and embrace new population and cultures.
Local research reports New Immigrants are an important source of skilled and experienced workers for the region.
Under the direction of the South Okanagan | Similkameen (SOS) Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) a review of employment opportunities in the SOS was compared to the skills and qualifications of recent immigrants to the region.