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Local Immigration Partnership Members and Regional Partners

The Local Immigration Partnership was developed in 2009 and is made up of approximately 50 members. This multi-sector partnership analyzes all research pertaining to immigration and provides recommendations on various aspects of the program’s design and implementation, distribution of information and all planning/development.

The Local Immigration Partnership consists of representatives of the service provider organizations, community agencies, government, and newcomers to Sault Ste. Marie.

Membership includes, but is not limited to, representation from the following agencies and organizations:

African Caribbean Canadian Association of Northern Ontario
Algoma District School Board
Algoma District School Board/ Northland ESL
Algoma Latin Association
Algoma Legal Clinic
Algoma Public Health
Algoma University
Algoma Workforce Investment Committee
Cambrian Nissan
Canada Border Service Agency
Chamber of Commerce
City of SSM - Planning Department
City of SSM - Community Services Department
City of SSM - Immigration Web Portal
City of SSM - Municipal Accessibility Coordinator
City of SSM - Planning Department
Community Living Algoma
Economic Development Corporation
Essar Steel Algoma
Francophone Centre
Group Health Centre
Huron Superior Catholic District School Board
Indian Friendship Centre
John Howard Society
LIP Research Assistant
LIP Coordinator
LIP Outreach Worker

Metis Nation of Ontario
Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship 
Ministry of Northern Development Mines and Forestry
Ministry of Advanced Training and Skills Development 
MPP's Office
Physician Recruitment and Retention
RDEE Ontario
Réseau de soutien à l’immigration francophone dans le Nord
Safe Communities Partnership
Sault and District Labour Council
Sault College
Sault Community Career Centre/New to the Sault
Tenaris Algoma Tubes
United Way

The Local Immigration Partnership Council was formed in June 2010 and is made up of approximately 15 members. The LIP council provides guidance and direction throughout the ongoing research projects and implantation phase. The Local Immigration Partnership Council consists of representatives from the following organizations and agencies, along with newcomer/immigrant representation:

Local Immigration Partnership Council

Economic Development Corporation
Huron Superior Catholic District School Board
City of Sault Ste. Marie - LIP
Sault Community Career Centre/New to the Sault
Algoma District School Board
Algoma District School Board - Northland ESL
Algoma Multicultural Centre
NORDIK Institute
Sault College
Algoma University
Community Living Algoma
City of Sault Ste. Marie - Immigration Web Portal

Regional Partners

Bruce Mines
Bruce Mines
The Corporation of the Town of Bruce Mines provides travel, vacation and town information for both residents and visitors. Nestled on a picturesque bay on the shores of Lake Huron, the historic town of Bruce Mines is a small but vibrant community offering all the amenities needed for families of all ages. Bruce Mines is located on Trans Canada Highway 17 just 65km east of Sault Ste Marieand has numerous events and activities throughout the year. Please take time to explore our website and find out all you need to know about our beautiful town.

Johnson Township
Johnson Township
Established in 1889, Johnson Township is located in Ontario’s beautiful Algoma District, 34 miles east of Sault St. Marie off of the historic TransCanada highway. Year-round activities including a seasonal weekly Farmer’s Market, local maple syrup, family farms, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, skating and other pastimes in a gorgeous rural setting.

Macdonald, Meredith, Aberdeen Additional
Macdonald, Meredith, Aberdeen Additional
The Township of Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional is located along the shores of Lake George and is characterized by a vast vista of rural countryside. As one of Central Algoma's largest municipalities, Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional offers its citizens and tourists access to all the conveniences found within the larger communities. Accessibility to several fresh water inland lakes together with the region's wooded areas, creates the opportunity for endless winter and summer activities. The beauty of this area is further enhanced by the existence of several species of wildlife and most recently bird watching, a very popular activity enjoyed by many people has blossomed most recently in the area with the latest installment of a osprey nest near the lake. Collectively, these factors make the Township of Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional an enjoyable place to live.

Prince Township
Prince Township
Prince Township is a small community with a big heart - where lifelong friendships begin and neighbours are caring and helpful. The Township Council, on behalf of all residents of Prince, extends a warm welcome to you and yours. We hope that you will review and partake in the many social activities available, thus helping us to make Prince Township an even more vigorous and friendly area in which to live. Trusting you will enjoy the natural beauty of the Prince Township area and that you will feel at home here.

St. Joseph Township
St. Joseph Township
Beautiful St. Joseph Island is located approximately 40km east of Sault Ste. Marie along Highway 17 East. The Bernt Gilbertson Bridge connects the mainland to the Township of St. Joseph which occupies approximately the northern third of the Island and is home to over 1,200 year-round residents and hundreds more summer visitors. A quiet and secure place to live and visit, the Township of St. Joseph offers all the necessities. Whether you are just visiting, staying a few weeks, or choose to make the Township of St. Joseph your home, you will find this to be a community full of warmth and welcome.

Tucked just off of Hwy 17 between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Thessalon offers the North Shore’s best view of the world’s fourth-largest lake. Lie out on one of our sand beaches or put a chair on the marina dock at sunset to watch the sky as it changes into night. Or, take a walk and meet people strolling along the Thessalon River, which runs from the lake right through the centre of this charming little town.

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