The Halton Newcomer Strategy (HNS) is an advocacy team that engages the community to empower newcomers to Halton.
HNS is coordinated by a Steering Committee that determines the vision, creates the strategic plan, sets the priorities and directs the work of the Halton Newcomer Strategy. The Steering Committee provides strategic direction to three working groups (Service Coordination, Equity and Employment), responsible for developing and implementing activities aimed at ensuring effective integration of newcomers.
Why is the work of Halton Newcomer Strategy important?
Ontario’s population in prime working years is decreasing, leaving fewer people in the labour force. We need immigrants to maintain our workforce
Many immigrants come to invest in our community, building our local economy and creating jobs
Older adults will depend on people of working age to support social security and pensions. We need immigrations to help take care of our ageing population
Newcomers are local customers. They help maintain a healthy local economy
Newcomers offer skills that may not be available in our local workforce
Newcomers can open doors to new markets
Halton Newcomer Strategy does not provide any direct services to newcomers. Our job is to help the communities in the region of Halton to develop the tools and programs they need to support newcomers.
Please visit www.haltonnewcomerstrategy.com for more information.