Tuesday, January 05, 2021 - 9:30 AM

Virtual Event for Newcomers Planned

My New St. John's Virtual Form

On January 11 and 12 at 11 a.m., the St. John’s Local Immigration Partnership is hosting a YouTube premiere event for newcomers to the city of St. John’s.

My New St. John’s Live is a learning event, supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), that brings mynewstjohns.ca alive via a virtual forum and live chat with community stakeholders offering programs and services for newcomers to St. John’s. Some participants include:

  • Academy Canada
  • Sharing Our Cultures
  • La Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador (FFTNL)
  • Skills Canada NL
  • ABC – Activate Learning
  • Association for New Canadians – services including AXIS employment program
  • Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN) 

To register to attend the premiere event, visit:
Monday, January 11 at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, January 12 at 11 a.m. 

The two sessions will also be available online at the City’s YouTube channel for viewing at a later date:
Day 1
Day 2
 
My New St. John’s is a website created by the St. John’s Local Immigration Partnership with newcomers in mind. Available in both English and French, the site provides a directory of organizations in our community that serve newcomers. Visitors can input their needs and a map will provide location, description and contact information for that organization.
 
The St. John’s Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a collaborative community initiative dedicated to improving immigrant integration and retention in St. John’s. Aimed at helping newcomers fully engage in all aspects of social, economic and cultural life and building on the knowledge gained through other LIP's across the country, the role is to:

  • Establish priorities and develop action plans to help address key immigrant issues
  • Encourage broader stakeholder collaboration
  • Help St. John’s grow as a welcoming community for newcomers