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Mission:

PNSG will champion a coordinated and collaborative strategy for the successful engagement of newcomers in the economy and community of Peel.

Vision:

The successful inclusion of newcomers into all aspects of the community, embracing everyone’s contribution and ensuring well-being for all.

Function:

Champion / Integrate / Lead / Research / Plan

Origins

Peel Newcomer Strategy Group (PNSG) originated from a pivotal community visioning session in February 2006 when participants called for a central planning table and community collaborative focused on settlement and social inclusion of immigrant families in Peel region.

PNSG is co-sponsored by United Way of Peel Region and the Region of Peel and guided by the collective voices of community stakeholders representing multiple sectors. 

With funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), PNSG was officially launched in 2008; and in 2010, became part of the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) initiative, developed under the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement.

Since then, PNSG is guided by the objectives of the federal LIP initiative. LIPs have become one of the best practices models of local immigrant settlement and integration planning with four distinct objectives:

  • Improve access to and the coordination of services that facilitate newcomer settlement and integration
  • Improve access to the labour market for newcomers
  • Strengthen local and regional awareness and capacity to attract, receive, integrate and retain newcomers
  • Enhance partnerships and participation of multiple stakeholders in the planning, delivery and coordination of integration services