Time does not stand still while a plan is developed. During 2009-2010, as the KIP worked to bring diverse stakeholders together to build the strategy and create a local partnership council, momentum was building. The following are some of the community’s accomplishments over the planning period, that have made us a more welcoming community for immigrants.
- Launch of the Newcomer’s Web Portal by the City of Kingston
- Organization of the first annual Internationally Educated Professional Conference by KEYS
- ISKA moved to a more central location in mid-town Kingston
- ACFOMI launched a new settlement service in Kingston’s west end
- City Council voted to join the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination
- The successful organization of the Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival