INVOLVE is truly a program in which everyone benefits.
Newcomers have complex challenges in both settlement (the acclimatization and the early stages of adaptation, such as finding somewhere to live, learning the local language, getting a job, and learning to find their way around) and integration. There are fewer integration programs and services, especially in the small centres and rural areas. Successful integration is measured by how well newcomers become equal participants in all the various dimensions of society including the local cultural, economic, social and civic/political systems while preserving cultural identity; integration includes community welcome and recognition of contributions of all members, and reflection of all people and cultures in organizations, institutions, businesses and personal relationships. Integration results in a sense of belonging.