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BIP launches monthly newsletter

We are proud to announce the launch our our new monthly newsletter-BIP e-News! This newsletter will share information, events, and resources from our BIP partners, our community, and all levels of government. You can view the February BIP e-News online

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Telling Our Stories: Voices of New Canadians in Brantford

The Brantford Immigration Partnership (BIP) invites Brantford residents who have moved to Canada within the last 15 years to share their written and/or video story highlighting your newcomer experiences. Newcomer residents are encouraged to submit a 200 to 400-word story, in any language. Submitted stories who meet the criteria and provide their contact information will receive a $25.00 gift card, while supplies last, as a token of appreciation for participating in this campaign. Learn more.

Black History Month

Every February, Canadians across the country participate in Black History Month events and educational opportunities that celebrate the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. Visit the Black History Month webpage to find educational resources, suggested reading and places to shop locally to support black-owned businesses in Brantford. 

Kids and teens can also learn about Black History Month with Healthy Kids. They will find a variety of colouring pages, suggested books to read and educational resources.

City of Brantford and community partners launch Brantford Immigration Partnership

The City is pleased to announce the launch of the Brantford Immigration Partnership (BIP), a group of dedicated community partners who are working to ensure that the city of Brantford continues to be a welcoming and inclusive community for all. The BIP’s overall goal is to see that all immigrants to our community feel a sense of belonging and are able to succeed and participate in the economic, social, civic, and cultural growth of our city.

“We are very grateful to the community partners that have joined the Brantford Immigration Partnership to provide their expertise and unique and diverse perspectives,” says Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis. “By working together to successfully position the city as a welcoming destination for newcomers, we can continue to attract and retain a skilled workforce and create a thriving and culturally vibrant community.”

The new website provides details on how the community can get involved in BIP, upcoming projects and community events, helpful links to resources for newcomers and more. Residents can also join the conversation on a new Facebook group where members can share stories and learn more about Brantford’s diverse cultural community.

“We’ve received an incredible response from our community partners and there is definitely a lot of excitement about this important initiative,” says David Vujasinovich, BIP Coordinator, City of Brantford. “We’re looking forward to continuing to build the partnership and the positive things the Brantford Immigration Partnership will bring to our growing city.”

Today, the City released the BIP video series that highlights several different newcomer stories, their individual experiences in settling in the city, and why they are proud to call Brantford home. Additionally, the video series features updates from contributing BIP community partners and service providers. 

Newcomers to Brantford offer high levels of skills, education, and training; they contribute to the local economy, and to the enrichment of cultural life in Brantford. The Brantford Immigration Partnership (BIP) is an important opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion, and to ensure newcomers are able to successfully contribute to the economic, social, civic, and cultural growth of Brantford.

BIP Facebook group: Join the conversation

If you would like to contribute to this important initiative and make Brantford even better, join our Facebook group and join the conversation! Together we will share ideas, information, and inspiration to take action, solve problems, and make our community a better place for everyone.


See all of the exciting events happening with the BIP and our partners this month.