V I S I O N S T A T E M E N T
Vancouver is a welcoming community located on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), andsəlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. It is a place where diverse immigrants, refugees, and those new to Canada feel they can belong, with gratitude for theirIndigenous hosts, and where all cultures and languages
thrive in an inclusive society and equitable economy.
M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T
The Vancouver Local Immigration Partnership (VLIP) is a community-based convener for diverse partners to strategically collaborate, across sectors, to influence systemic change and results for the impactful integration and well-being of immigrants, refugees, and those new to Canada.
O U R G U I D I N G V A L U E S
RACIALIZED, INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP
We seek to understand diverse lived experiences and uplift underrepresented voices with an intersectional lens.
Through listening, learning, and sharing, we believe in the power of mutual transformation; where immigrants, refugees, and those new to Canada have the opportunity and power to positively transform our communities.
EQUITY & JUSTICE
We embed anti-oppression and anti-racist practices in all that we do. With transparency, we seek social, economic, and environmental justice.
We are committed to decolonization in all that we do.
NIMBLE & RESPONSIVE
We recognize we are stronger than the sum of our parts and that our work must be responsive to the multifaceted issues and ever-evolving conflict affecting immigrants, refugees, and those new to Canada.