What is CLIP working on?

CLIP's Local WorK

In 2017, the CLIP Council finalized a Strategic Plan that will guide the Partnership’s work from 2018-2020.  In the beginning of 2018, CLIP Working Groups and the Immigrant Advisory Table designed an Action Plan to achieve results in the following areas:

CLIP’s Regional and National Work

CLIP’s Data and Information Coordinator has been working with the 17 Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) in the Prairies and Northern Territories (PNT) region to create a performance measurement framework.  Together, they have agreed on what census data each LIP will report, which is being compiled for each LIP by CLIP for 2006, as a baseline year, and for 2016.  Each PNT LIP will administer two collective impact evaluation surveys during the fiscal year to assess its effectiveness as a backbone organization.  In addition to these standardized data, each LIP is providing local data that is relevant to one or more of the strategic priorities in the LIP’s Action Plan.  CLIP is also working with Corporate Analytics and Innovation at The City of Calgary to develop an interactive dashboard to report these results for all of the LIPs in the PNT region.  The dashboard can be expanded to include other IRCC administrative regions across Canada. 

On a national level, CLIP is leading the national LIPs Network Community Data Program (CDP) Pilot.  A list of all LIPs across Canada was compiled and compared to the locations served by existing CDP consortia.  An introductory webinar for LIPs was delivered in the winter of 2018 to explain the project.  A national LIPs data working group has been convened and a process has been developed with the CDP to provide data to LIPs that are located in regions where no CDP consortium exists.  An Immigration Portal will be created on the CDP website that all LIPs can use to access key immigration data. It is expected to be launched in the spring of 2019. CLIP is also leading negotiations with other providers of immigration related data to secure relevant information for all CDP consortia that will be of particular relevance to LIPs across Canada.