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Community Learning Partnership (CLP) is a non-profit, community based, registered charitable organization. It was established in 1997 with the main and foremost aim of promoting the quality of life and social services, social justice, accessibility and community development of the underserved communities in the GTA areas and beyond.

Since its inception, CLP has been implementing programs and projects in various areas to meet the needs of seniors, women, youths, immigrant and refugees. In 2011 CLP was registered as a charitable organization under CRA laws and regulations to use all its potentials and capacities to serve the community more effectively and efficiently. Community Learning Partnership assists more than 7000 clients on a yearly basis.

CLP is currently in the process of designing and developing new projects/ partnerships and collaboration with local and international organizations to expand CLP activities beyond its traditional catchment areas. The Community Learning Partnership is committed to substantially involving communities in needs assessment, choice of target, implementation and evaluation of its programs. The organization is governed by the Board of Directors and operated under the supervision of the Executive Director and its management team.

Mission Statement  

  • To facilitate and mobilize the inclusion of immigrants in public policy development, public engagement, consultation.

  • Actively participate in building a viable social economic system at community, national and International levels.

  • To mobilize immigrants and youth in Canada and those in Diaspora to play a greater role in government policy planning, development and implementation.

  • To encourage stronger participation in public engagement and partnership with Canadian government, Stakeholders, community groups and businesses.


Our Vision
A society where everyone belongs. A society where everyone is valued.

  • Our Core Values

  • Community

  • Choice

  • Integrity


Overview      
Community Learning Partnership (CLP) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established to respond to social, economic and educational needs of young people and new immigrant families in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

CLP works in partnership with community agencies, faith based groups, businesses and other government departments to address community, national and global issues through Community capacity, youth initiatives and public education.

It promotes the involvement and participation of the target communities in planning, implementing and reviewing of programmers.

Major landmarks    
The history of CLP can be traced back to 1997 when a group of volunteers got together to start a forum with the aim of assisting disadvantaged immigrant families in the GTA.  

The organization was originally directed specifically towards the needs of African families, youth, women and children. Over time, the programmed has expanded its scope and target group to encompass all disadvantaged communities in the GTA. Programs and services are organized and structured to positively address the needs of newcomers, disadvantaged children, youth and adults in the community irrespective of race, age, gender, religion etc. Henceforth, CLP then set out with the intention of reaching out to, and working with the target group in situ to identify their real concerns and developing possible solutions suited to the target group.

The programmes adopt a life-skills approach to tackle the settlement and integration aspects of the target group. It also seeks opportunities to promote advancement through the education system especially in coping with the culture shock phenomena that new comers experience. Program facilitators are Canadian citizens and permanent residents.           

 
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