In the first phase of the LIP initiative, immigrants, newcomers, employers and services providers were engaged through surveys, focus groups, interviews, and community meetings in order to complete the following objectives:
- Record what services and supports already exist in Sarnia-Lambton for immigrants and newcomers
- Identify gaps in service and barriers that prevent immigrants and newcomers from participating fully in the community
- Provide solutions to overcome these barriers
The findings from this research provided the foundation for the LIP Settlement Strategy - a community-wide plan to help immigrants and newcomers participate, both socially and economically, in Sarnia-Lambton. Along with a profile of immigrants and newcomers in Sarnia-Lambton and an overview of the research findings, the Community Report includes 12 strategies organized under 5 priority areas of focus. Summary versions of the LIP Settlement Strategy are also available in English and French.