It’s hard to believe that TRIEC will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Born from the idea that many heads are better than one, TRIEC convened business, government and community organizations to create unique solutions to help immigrants meet their employment goals. We are so proud of the influence TRIEC has had over the past 10 years, not just in the greater Toronto region but across Canada and internationally.

Over the last year, we’ve been exploring how to evaluate our impact from a systems change perspective. Working with Mark Cabaj, current associate and former principal at the Tamarack Institute, we’ve tried to identify how TRIEC has been able to change employer culture to create a better environment for immigrants. We’ve done a media scan to understand how the tone of the immigrant employment story has changed, spoken to dozens of employers and considered the larger impact of our programs, such as The Mentoring Partnership.

Now, the obvious question for TRIEC is, what’s next? How does TRIEC create more systems change in the future? But just as a single player didn’t create TRIEC ten years ago, we can’t answer that question by ourselves now.

Therefore, we are launching a strategic planning process centred on stakeholder consultations. We’ll be asking our stakeholders key questions to help us plot a course for the future. Questions like: What’s already working well at TRIEC? What does the future look like for immigrants coming to Canada? How can TRIEC be even more useful in its work?

We’ll need your help because we can’t answer these questions without our partners and stakeholders. Stay tuned for more information on ways that you can contribute to our strategic planning process. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email me at

Thank you for supporting and contributing to our work.


Margaret Eaton

Executive Director