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Newcomers' Welcome Kit
The Leeds & Grenville Immigration Partnership has developed and produced a Newcomers' Welcome Kit to serve as an easy-to-understand reference and orientation tool for recent newcomers in the region. It offers valuable information on living, learning, working and doing business in the region. It can help newcomers to connect with the organizations, services, and information they need to become involved and contributing members of our communities.
To request a copy of the Welcome Kit, please contact Diversity.Matters@eecentre.com or by calling 613-498-2111, ext 241.
Toolkit to Attract and Retain Immigrant Entrepreneurs
In February 2016, the City of Brockville’s Economic Development Department in collaboration with the Leeds & Grenville Immigration Partnership (LIP) received funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) to investigate innovative ways to attract immigrant entrepreneurs (and more peripherally, foreign direct investment) to Brockville specifically, and to rural communities/small cities more generally.
This toolkit is the result of nine months of research, analysis, consultation, and outreach into the central question of how the City of Brockville’s capacity can be further developed to attract and retain immigrant entrepreneurs to the area. This toolkit is specifically designed to take the foundation laid by the City of Brockville and the umbrella organizations that make up the Leeds & Grenville Immigration Partnership, and move it forward into action by assessing the situation Brockville currently finds itself in vis-à-vis welcoming new immigrant entrepreneurs, helping them to get established, and providing them an environment that allows them to remain and flourish as part of Brockville’s community and economy.
This toolkit outlines the best practices that the City of Brockville, and other small centres like it, can employ to amplify its ability to attract, welcome, include, and retain immigrant entrepreneurs to Brockville from all corners of the world.