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1 Waterloo Region Immigrant Employment Network (WRIEN) Baseline Logic Model Work Groups (Vertical) Sample Priority Activities Main Components -Compile and distribute information on immigrant employment issues locally and nationally Information Clearing- house Steering Committee (Horizontal) Activity Areas Communi- cations Advocacy Qualification Recognition/ Enhance- ment Immigrant Support Immigrant Attraction Investments Network Coordination Community Consultation Employer Initiatives Direct Outcomes Overarching Outcomes Long Term Visionary Outcomes -Develop marketing strategy for entire network -Conduct region-wide advocacy that is informed by work groups and community consultations -Determine linkages and encourage flow of information across the network -Provide forum for community- wide input into WRIEN priorities -Ensure financial viability of WRIEN operations -Attract $ from senior levels of gov’t -Marketing campaign -Case studies -Employer resource guides -Networking opportunities -Advocate/ coordinate bridging programs -Promote access to financial resources -Co-advocate at all levels -Provide information to immigrants -Encourage organizational improvement Brand/market Waterloo to immigrants -Deploy website -Gather data employment resources More strategic recruitment and retainment of immigrant skills Better equipping of immigrants in overcoming systemic employment barriers Increased resources levered and more efficient allocations More strategic orientation and support of employers in hiring immigrants and successfully integrating them into the workplace Better recognition and enhancement of the prior learning and credentials of immigrants Improved collaboration, partnerships and synergizes among stakeholders Improved region- wide systemic advocacy and better lobbying of senior governments re: policy changes Increased awareness of immigrant employment issues and improved access to relevant info More immigrant- friendly workplaces More inclusive hiring practices/strategies among employers and reversed trend of immigrant employment barriers Increased likelihood of employers with vacancies hiring immigrants/ immigrants are more visible and successful within recruitment and selection processes Improved sense of belonging within Waterloo Region by immigrants, and immigrants more likely to stay More and more effective immigrant supports, with decreased gaps/overlaps Greater coherency and effectiveness of regional/provincial/ federal immigrant employment policy Increased # of employers and government/ community agencies setting annual program plans and allotting funds Increased number of immigrants and employers accessing available supports Increased marketability of immigrant skills Better prioritization and better implementation of a comprehensive, region-wide plan Employers more aware of immigrant employment issues Improved attraction of immigrant talent relative to labour market trends Improved immigrant well- being Strong Lives…Strong Economy…Strong Communities… Increased regional economic prosperity Healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities

2 Sample Priority Activities Main Components Activity Areas Foundational Change Tangible Community Change Long Term Visionary Change Work Groups (Vertical) -Compile and distribute information on immigrant employment issues locally and nationally Information Clearing-house Steering Committee (Horizontal) Communi- cations Advocacy Qualification Recognition/En hance-ment Immigrant Support Investments Network Coordination Community Consultation Employment Initiatives -Develop marketing strategy for entire network -Conduct region-wide advocacy that is informed by work groups and community consultations -Determine linkages and encourage flow of information across the network -Provide forum for community- wide input into WRIEN priorities -Ensure financial viability of WRIEN operations -Attract $ from senior levels of gov’t -Gather data employment resources -Employer resource guides -Networking opportunities -Advocate/ coordinate bridging programs -Promote access to financial resources -Co-advocate at all levels -Provide information to immigrants -Encourage organizational improvement More strategic orientation and support of employers in hiring immigrants and successfully integrating them into the workplace Better recognition and enhancement of the prior learning and credentials of immigrants More immigrant- friendly workplaces Improved sense of belonging within Waterloo Region by immigrants, and immigrants more likely to stay Increased number of immigrants and employers accessing available supports Increased marketability of immigrant skills Employers more aware of immigrant employment issues and engaged in addressing the issue Improved immigrant well- being Strong Lives… Strong Economy…Strong Communities… Increased regional economic prosperity Healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities Greater coherency and effectiveness of regional/provincial/ federal immigrant employment policy Increased resources levered and more efficient allocations Improved region-wide systemic advocacy and better lobbying of senior governments re: policy changes More effective immigrant supports, with decreased gaps/overlaps Increased # of employers and government/ community agencies setting annual program plans and allotting funds More inclusive hiring practices/strategies among employers and reversed trend of immigrant employment barriers Better equipping of immigrants in overcoming systemic employment barriers Increased awareness of immigrant employment issues and improved access to relevant info Better prioritization, communication and publicity of a comprehensive, region-wide plan Increased community readiness for change Increased stakeholder (particularly employer) engagement Improved collaboration, partnerships and synergizes among stakeholders Waterloo Region Immigrant Employment Network (WRIEN) Year 2 Logic Model

3 The Immigrant Employment System Local Components Adapted from: “Making a Change Together”, Janzen et. al., 2001; Capacity Canada “National Review”, Janzen et. al., 2006 Immigrants Employers Provincial Components National Components Occupational Regulatory Bodies Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Credential Assessment Services Professional Associations Professional Associations Human Resources & Social Development Canada Citizenship & Immigration Canada Embassies/ Consulates Regulating Ministries Canadian Heritage Industry Canada WRIEN Influences WIEN Facilitates Federal Politicians Provincial Politicians Immigrant Professional Associations National NGO’s Business Associations Non- government funders Provincial NGO’s Credential Assessment Services Educational Institutions Business Community/ Associations Immigrant Communities/ Associations Community Organizations Municipal Governments Non- Government Funders


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