Balancing the Budget but Who's Left to Budget the Balance
Citizenship and Immigration Canada's decision to amalgamate the neighborhood based Local Immigration Partnership may negatively impact the professional collaborations within the settlement sector and, by extension, the provision of locally based immigrant services, shows a new study conducted by University of Toronto in partnership with Toronto based consulting firm, Meta Strategies and WoodGreen Community Services.
The study's final report, Balancing the Budget but Who's Left to Budget the Balance: A visual Representation of Professional Networks Within Toronto East Local Immigration Partnership, was released on October 29th 2012. It used a social network evaluation approach to examine the collaborations among professionals delivering immigrant and settlement services within the former Toronto East Local Immigration Partnership (TE LIP). It further explored the possible impact of CIC 's decision to restructure the LIP model, in relation to its resulting workforce reduction.
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