Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

Public Comments Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership has a Refugee Supports page on its website that includes information on key organizations and resources to welcome Syrian refugees to Guelph Wellington. Information on volunteering is available here.
Contact Information
Alternate Name Guelph Wellington LIP ; GWLIP
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Primary Contact Leen Al-Habash, Project Manager; Phone: 519-822-1260 ext 3506; Email:
Alternate Contact Nicholas Docherty, Project Assistant; Phone: 519-822-1260 ext 2625; Email:
Description (Site) Across from City Hall
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
42 Carden St
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Community-based coalition with members comprising immigrants / newcomers and others interested in immigration issues. Represents ethno-cultural, faith, and youth groups; settlement and non-settlement service providers from various sectors, including education, health care, social services, business, and government.
Description (Service) Collaborative framework for successful social and economic integration of newcomers * works to create a welcoming and inclusive community 
Four priority areas: meaningful employment, service coordination and access, grassroots connections, research 
The City of Guelph is Project Sponsor and the project is managed through a Leadership Council and four Action Committees. 
Leadership Council provides strategic direction and develops settlement strategy. 
Action Committees oversee implementation of settlement strategy by taking up specific projects.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug 
Quarterly meetings of GWLIP Leadership Council and monthly meetings of Action Committees
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Established 2009
Funding Federal - Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) ; The City of Guelph is responsible for legal accountability and management of funds received from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada
Print Material GW-LIP Community Report * available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), and Vietnamese
Service Categories Networking/Relationship Building Support ~ Immigration Issues ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Immigration Issues