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Kingston Immigration Partnership

Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP) is a collaborative effort of local agencies, community leaders, businesses and individuals that work towards building a welcoming, inclusive, and resilient community for newcomers living in Kingston.

As one of 87 Local Immigration Partnerships in Canada, KIP acts as the Community Planning Table to provide leadership in the Kingston community to support the settlement of newcomers.

This Partnership was established in 2009 by three founding agencies:

  • Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC)
  • KEYS Employment and Newcomer Services
  • Kingston Economic Development Corporation

Newcomers are instrumental in shaping the Kingston community today, and will play a crucial role to form our city’s future. By strengthening our community’s capacity to welcome newcomers through economic, social, political, and civic engagement, we will create a stronger and culturally rich community for all.

Pour des services d’établissement en français et/ou la formation linguistique en français, veuillez contacter :  ACFOMI, 760 Highway 15, Unité 11, Kingston, ON K7L 0C3; 613-546-7863

If you wish to access French language training and/or French settlement services, please contact: Accueil – Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario – Conseil régional des Mille-Îles

Land Acknowledgement

Kingston Immigration Partnership is situated on traditional Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat territory. We recognize the significance of this land and its resources for Indigenous Peoples who lived, continue to live and are sustained by this land.

It is our understanding that this territory is a part of the Dish With One Spoon, a living treaty between the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee to share this land and its resources. In the spirit of peace, friendship and respect, all subsequent First Nations and newcomers are invited into this treaty and hold collective responsibility to nurture this land.

As uninvited guests, settlers and newcomers, we acknowledge the historical and ongoing systems of injustices to Indigenous Peoples embedded in our health, education, and legal institutions. We recognize that our ability to live, learn and work on these lands is a direct result of a colonialist immigration system. We affirm our responsibility to engage and support the education of newcomers in areas of decolonialization and reconciliation and commit to creating space for newcomers to build respectful, thoughtful and authentic relationships with Indigenous communities.