Loretta Corbeil has been hired to lead the refresh of the Leeds and Grenville Immigration Strategy.
Loretta has over twenty-five years working in the nonprofit sector with experience in community development, program implementation, and management. Her ties and experience in Leeds and Grenville give her a grounded view and necessary background to help lead the strategy refresh.
Her ongoing continuing education has included all aspects of nonprofit management including strategic planning, fundraising, proposal writing, board governance, staff and volunteer management and evaluation. She has completed training with both Tamarack Institution of Public Innovation in Collective Impact and Harwood Institute of Public innovation in Community Change.
She is a member of the Canada Evaluation Society and has recently completed training in Diversity Equity and Inclusion Evaluation. All together, Loretta’s training, education, experience, and local knowledge make her the ideal person to lead the Leeds and Grenville Immigration Strategy refresh.
The St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership has been working on a refresh of the Leeds and Grenville Immigration Strategy to be finalized in April, 2022. The Strategy will provide direction on how local agencies, individuals, and communities can participate in creating a welcoming region for immigrants. Labour market challenges, the recent arrival of many newcomer refugees, and additional federal immigration streams are a few factors being considered as the Strategy is refreshed. Surveys and consultations have been ongoing through January and February, 2022.
As a thank you to our participants, several gift cards to local immigrant-owned businesses were offered as door prizes for those who shared their thoughts. These gift cards were to El Rebost de les Mil Iles in Prescott, Panache Bakery in Gananoque, and Sunset Grill in Brockville.
The community consultations have seen participation from people in every municipality within in Leeds and Grenville and has included municipal representatives, interested citizens, social service agencies, immigrants, and educational institutions.