About Vancouver Local Immigration Partnership

VLIP is part of a national network of Local Immigration Partnerships that recognizes that large-scale social change is the result of better cross-sector coordination to address complex and multi-faceted social needs rather than the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

VLIP Governance Structure

The VLIP council, Immigrant Advisory Committee, and Strategic Working Groups are supported by the VLIP Management Team.


VLIP Members-at- Large are an integral group of cross sectoral individuals from Vancouver who are selected to represent a certain group, area of interest or issue. The individual member has expertise, knowledge and concerted interest in areas that can provide guidance and input to Vancouver Local Immigration partnership strategically for promoting innovation and integrating newcomers into Vancouver life.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Engage with the VLIP Strategic planning process and assist in providing input for strategic direction
  • Engage with any VLIP strategic priority group to provide guidance and input
  • Attend and or engage with VLIP events and collaborative projects

For more information contact:

VLIP Co-Managers, &

VLIP Management Team

The management team acts as a "backbone" for the partnership and ensures progress towards identified goals by convening and coordinating an inclusive partnership council that is representative of the community.

VLIP Council

Lead and stewarded by diverse representatives from various sectors who are committed to building an inclusive city and supporting newcomers to Vancouver.

Interested in joining? Please fill in the VLIP Council Application Form

Immigrant Advisory Table

Provides input to the VLIP council and helps to guide strategic priorities based on lived experience.

Interested in joining? Please fill in the VLIP Immigrant Advisory Table Application Form

Strategic Working Groups

Focus on particular sectors or areas of need within the community and inform the work of the larger council.