Toronto South LIP Research and Resources

Document TitleSorted By Document Title In Ascending OrderDescriptionDocumentPublisherDate
Administrative Resources for Refugee HealthcareA package of tools to assist health professionals to understand the health services available to refugees and refugee claimants and equip them with resources to determine the various billing and health coverage options.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Balancing the Budget but Who's Left to Budget the Balance: A Visual Representation of Professional Networks within the Toronto East Local Immigration PartnershipA report on the network connections developed through the Toronto East LIP and how the budget cuts and structural re-organization impacted these professional connections. The network analysis is illustrated through Smart Network Analyzer and In-Flow to visually depict the changes in connections.DocumentMetaStrategies2012
Best Ways to Practice English By YourselfThis fact sheet gives newcomers some tips on how to practice their English skillsDocumentToronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP)2010
Changes in Immigration PolicyA PowerPoint presentation from the TSLIP Workshop Session and Council Meeting that outlines some of the recent and upcoming changes in Immigration PolicyDocumentToronto South LIP2014
Client Code of Practice for Conversation CirclesA Code of Practice developed for participants of Conversation CirclesDocumentToronto South LIP (formerly West Downtown Toronto LIP)2012
Collective Impact Summit - Key LearningsA PowerPoint presentation by the staff of Toronto South LIP to the InterLIP group summarizing the key learnings from the Collective Impact Summit held in Toronto, October 2014DocumentToronto South LIP2014
Cultural Competency Training For Health Providers in Toronto - Training Gaps and RecommendationsThis research project has identified a number of gaps in existing trainings and has set forward a series of recommendations as areas of focus going forward.DocumentToronto South LIP2014
Data Collection Template for Toronto LIPsAn Excel template for LIP staff to use to collect and monitor project dataDocumentToronto South LIP2016
Deputation: The Changing Workplace ReviewThis is the deputation presented by the Toronto South LIP to the Changing Workplace Review, Ministry of Labour. This is the provincial review of the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Directory of Interpretation and Translation ServicesA directory of interpretation and translation services in east downtown Toronto.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly East Downtown Toronto LIP)2011
Directory of Services - East Downtown TorontoA directory of services east downtown Toronto.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly East Downtown Toronto LIP)2010
Education Pathways for Newcomers in OntarioA flowchart developed to assist service providers in navigating the education systems - including high school, apprenticeship training, post-secondary education, continuing education and graduate programs.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP)2010
Employment PathwayThis pathway of employment services was developed to provide service providers and clients the opportunity to view the variety of types of available employment services on one page. The purpose is to assist people in making the right decision when choosing an employment program by ensuring they know of all available programs.DocumentToronto South LIP2014
Employment Pathway and Services PresentationA PowerPoint presentation that outlines the project to develop an employment pathway and catalogue of services with corresponding maps.DocumentToronto South LIP2014
Employment Service Catalogue 2014A catalogue with maps of employment services in the Greater Toronto Area.DocumentToronto South LIP2014
Environmental Scan Report for East Downtown Toronto LIPA literature review and statistical highlight that focus on issues affecting immigrants in the East Downtown Toronto area. The literature review draws on research into the challenges and opportunities facing immigrants as they attempt to successfully settle.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly East Downtown Toronto LIP)2010
ESL Conversation Circle Sample Lesson PlansA sample lesson plan developed for agencies interested in developing a Conversation Circle program.DocumentESL Partyland2010
ESL Conversation Circles ToolkitA toolkit developed for agencies interested in developing a Conversation Circle program.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP)2010
Foreign Credentials Assessment Fact SheetA fact sheet that outlines how to get a foreign credential assessed and recognized for the purposes of both work and education.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP) 
Free to Some: Examining the Landscape of Health Services for Uninsured Residents in TorontoThis report provides the recommendations and the findings of research on the difficulties faced by uninsured residents in Toronto attempting to access health services in an attempt to improve service delivery to this population.DocumentToronto South LIP2014
Functions of Service DeliveryA chart that lists the various service functions an agency provides. Used in combination with "Levels of Service Coordination", agencies can determine what areas, and to what degree they would like to collaborate. DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP)2011
Guide for International Students in Toronto Secondary SchoolsThis handbook will help international students learn more about Toronto and about Canadians. It contains information about transportation, leisure activities, health care, post-secondary education and other useful topics. DocumentCultureLInk, ACCES Employment, WoodGreen2016
Guidebook for Unaccompanied Newcomer Youth to CanadaA guidebook for unaccompanied youth that list resources for employment, education, housing, support services, information on obtaining important documents, legal aid and much more.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Hard Lessons: Newcomers and Ontario Private CollegesThis report focuses on the experiences of newcomers with private colleges in Ontario. The report relies on the insights of front-line staff of agencies that service newcomers, and offers their impressions of the newcomer encounter with private colleges.DocumentToronto South LIP2013
Hard Lessons: Newcomers and Ontario Private Colleges - Poster PresentationA poster summarizing the findings of the Hard Lessons report, developed for the Pathways to Prosperity ConferenceDocumentToronto South LIP2013
Hard Lessons: Newcomers and Ontario Private Colleges - Student ToolkitThe toolkit includes the report recommendations and a number of factsheets and checklists for students to use when making a decision about Private Colleges.DocumentToronto South LIP2013
Inclusion Self-Audit ToolA resource develop to ensure that the needs of marginalized and under-served newcomers are integrated into the actions and planning of all working groups. This self-audit tool serves as an opportunity to track and improve efforts of inclusivity.DocumentToronto South lIP2015
Investigating Health Literacy in Mental Health and Addictions Issues Among Frontline Workers in the Settlement Sector: A Needs Assessment StudyThe aim of this project is to characterize frontline workers' health literacy in mental health/addictions issues and to define training and information needs in this sector. The ultimate goal is to produce recommendations that will guide the development of a future training initiative in mental health/addictions issues for frontline workers.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly West Downtown Toronto LIP)2012
Levels of Service CoordinationA table that describes the various levels of service coordination ranging from the most casual (information sharing) to the most intense (joint service delivery). Used in combination with "Functions of Service Delivery", agencies can determine what areas, and to what degree they would like to collaborate. DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP)2011
LinkedIn: InstructionsInstructions on how to open a LinkedIn account and join the Toronto South LIP Community of Practice.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
LIP Language Services - Key MessagesA brief three-point message, developed by the Language Services Working Group, about the importance of language services for the Briefing Subcommittee to include in their briefing sessions with community leaders to present the LIP Report: "Planning Together for Welcoming Neighbourhoods."DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly West Downtown Toronto LIP)2011
Myths and Facts about Immigrants and RefugeesA factsheet that addresses some of the myths and facts about immigrants and refugees.DocumentToronto South LIP2016
Newcomer Service Access: Census and Postal Code MappingA PowerPoint presentation on the mapping being developed to determine newcomer access to services - clients mapped by postal code to determine distance to program and services.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Partnerships and Collaborations - Final ReportThis report contains a literature review of Partnership and Collaboration material as well as identifying some of the challenges and pitfalls of community partnerships.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly West Downtown Toronto LIP)2011
Partnerships and Collaborations - PresentationA PowerPoint presentation on the final report. This report contains a literature review of Partnership and Collaboration material as well as identifying some of the challenges and pitfalls of community partnerships.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly West Downtown Toronto LIP)2011
Percentage of Recent Immigrants in TDSB SchoolsTwo maps, one of elementary TDSB schools and one of secondary TDSB schools, showing the percentage of recent immigrants. Also included are 2 charts that show the information by Ward.DocumentToronto South LIP2017
Popular Employment ScamsA list of some of the more popular employment scams that many newcomers have experienced.DocumentToronto East Quadrant LIPToronto South LIP 
Private Career Colleges Fact SheetA fact sheet developed to outline student rights and complaint procedures for Ontario Private CollegesDocumentToronto South LIP2011
Report on Consultations with Newcomers, Employers and Service ProvidersThis report was drafted to highlight key issues and priorities from a series of consultations conducted with approximately 118 newcomers, 12 service providers, and 4 employers.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly East Downtown Toronto LIP)2010
Research Symposium 2014 - Census and Postal Code MappingA PowerPoint presentation on the demographic and program mapping research Toronto South LIP is conducting.DocumentToronto South LIP2014
Research Symposium 2014 - Community of PracticeA PowerPoint presentation on the development of a settlement sector Community of Practice through LinkedInDocumentToronto South LIP2014
Research Symposium 2014 - Cultural Competency for Healthcare Service ProvidersA PowerPoint presentation on the research being done on available cultural competency training in TorontoDocumentToronto South LIP2014
Research Symposium 2014 - Partnership Research for Employment Pathways and Services DirectoryA PowerPoint presentation on the research to develop an Employment Pathway for newcomers with an accompanying directory of employment service programs.DocumentToronto South LIP2014
Scan of Newcomer Health GuidesAn environmental scan of available Health Guides for newcomers. Developed for the Newcomer Mental Health and Emotional Supports Forum for Frontline Staff.DocumentToronto South LIP2013
Sector Partnerships in Toronto East/Toronto South LIPA PowerPoint presentation on the collaborative partnerships developed through the Toronto East LIP including identifying collaboration intensity and network connectivityDocumentToronto South LIP2012
Settlement Pathway for Economic Class ImmigrantsA flowchart developed to assist service providers and economic class immigrants to identify the various steps needed to settle in Canada.DocumentToronto South LIP2012
Settlement Pathway for NewcomersA flowchart developed to assist service providers and newcomers to identify the various steps needed to settle in Canada.DocumentToronto South LIP2011
Settlement Pathway for Privately Sponsored RefugeesA flowchart developed to assist service providers and privately sponsored refugees to identify the various steps needed to settle in Canada.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Settlement Pathway for Refugee Claimant - Inland ClaimA flowchart developed to assist service providers and refugee claimants (making an inland claim) to identify the various steps needed to settle in Canada.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Settlement Pathway for Refugee Claimant - Port of EntryA flowchart developed to assist service providers and refugee claimants (making a port of entry claim) to identify the various steps needed to settle in Canada.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Shadow Economies: Economic Survival Strategies of Toronto Immigrant CommunitiesA research report that looks at how newcomers survive poor labour market access, adverse working conditions, and the broader conditions that make them vulnerable to exploitation. It also looks at the resiliency of newcomers and how they may build new economic opportunities for themselves when conventional ones are denied. This is a story of economic survival and how people cope in hard times inside the shadow economy.DocumentWellesley Institute, Toronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP)2013
Shadow Economies: Economic Survival Strategies of Toronto Immigrant Communities - Summary ReportA summary of the Shadow Economies report with Key Findings and ImpactsDocumentWellesley Institute, Toronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP)2013
Social Media Analysis and GuideAn analysis of the Toronto South LIP use of social media to promote their strategy, engage with their membership, disseminate resources and information and raise public awareness.DocumentToronto South LIP2014
Social Media Analysis and Guide - presentationA PowerPoint presentation on the Social Media Analysis and Guide of the Toronto South LIP. It includes TSLIP use of social media to promote their strategy, engage with their membership, disseminate resources and information and raise public awareness.DocumentToronto South LIP2014
The Intersection of Settlement and Housing Services and Policies: Reducing the Risk of Homelessness for Immigrant and Refugee WomenThis report provides insight into the pressing issues facing women immigrants to Toronto, and the service communities that support them. This report is an attempt to provide a better understanding of the policy context in which women immigrants seek assistance with housing and settlement, the service context in which this assistance is rendered, and the lived experience of the women themselves.DocumentOCASI, COSTI and WoodGreen Community Services2015
Toronto East Community Service InventoryA list of Community Services available in Toronto's East End. Created by the former Toronto East LIPDocumentToronto South LIP (formerly Toronto East LIP)2011
Toronto Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) Structure - CombinedA diagram that illustrates the structures of the 5 Toronto area LIPs using a similar format.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Toronto Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) Structure - IndividualA diagram that illustrates the structure of the 5 Toronto area LIPs using individual formats.DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Toronto South LIP response to Syrian Refugee CrisisA workplan that outlines the TSLIP response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis that includes resources developed, events held and coordination and planning. DocumentToronto South LIP2016
Toronto South LIP Strategy and Action PlanThe Toronto South LIP Strategy and Action Plan 2013-2016. This strategy outlines the initial work of the merger of three former LIP projects: the West Downtown Toronto LIP, the Downtown East LIP and the Toronto East LIP. The strategy outlines how the 3 projects combined their work, developed a common vision and identified areas for action. The strategy covers the project timeline from 2013-2016.DocumentToronto South LIP2013
Toronto South LIP Website ManualA step-by-step manual for members of the Toronto South LIP includes instructions on how to update Agency Profile and post Program Services, Events and Job PostingsDocumentToronto South LIP2014
Use of IRCC Settlement ServicesA series of infographics showing the Use of IRCC Settlement Services from April 2016 to Feb 2017.DocumentToronto South LIP2017
Welcome to Toronto - Newcomer Welcome Brochure - ENGLISHA list of contact information for key services for newcomers to Toronto including Settlement Services, Employment, Health, Language Training, Housing and Information Services. DocumentToronto South LIP2015
Welcome to Toronto - Newcomer Welcome Brochure - ARABICA list of contact information for key services for newcomers to Toronto including Settlement Services, Employment, Health, Language Training, Housing and Information Services. DocumentToronto South LIP2016
Welcome to Toronto - Newcomer Welcome Brochure - CHINESEA list of contact information for key services for newcomers to Toronto including Settlement Services, Employment, Health, Language Training, Housing and Information ServicesDocumentToronto South LIP2017
Welcome to Toronto - Newcomer Welcome Brochure - FRENCHA list of contact information for key services for newcomers to Toronto including Settlement Services, Employment, Health, Language Training, Housing and Information Services. DocumentToronto South LIP2016
Working Together: Agreement TemplateA working template for formalizing in writing a partnership with one or more organizations.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly West Downtown Toronto LIP)2011
Working Together: Sample Policy and BackgrounderA framework which provides a range of resources to support an organization's work in understanding, assessing and formalizing partnerships/collaborative working relationships.DocumentToronto South LIP (formerly West Downtown Toronto LIP)2011
Young, Alone and New to TorontoA quick guide to the essentials of living as a young person in Toronto, from employment, schooling, support services, health to legal aid.DocumentToronto South LIP2016

Toronto South LIP Websites

WebsitesSorted By Websites In Ascending OrderDescriptionLinkPublisher
Together HealthierA website to promote raise awareness and public education about Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health as it pertains to newcomers.WebsiteToronto South LIP
Toronto South LIPA website of the Toronto South LIP. A list of agency members, programs and services, events and research and publications.WebsiteToronto South LIP
Welcome 2 SchoolA website to help settlement counsellors, teachers, community support workers, school council members and other frontline professionals connect newcomer parents and families with helpful information, resources, workshops and programsWebsiteToronto South LIP and Toronto West LIP