More than 800 projects across Canada will support ‎newcomers and local communities

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As part of its commitment to support successful ‎newcomer settlement and integration, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada ‎‎(IRCC) has selected 824 projects that will deliver high quality services to newcomers ‎across the country for up to 5 years.‎

One such project is with the Boys and Girls Club of Moncton. This new service provider ‎organization will work with youth ages 13 to 18 in the Moncton area, bringing ‎newcomer and locally born youth together to form trusting relationships through a ‎variety of activities, mentorship, career development, community, political and civic ‎engagement, volunteerism, shared entrepreneurial goals and leadership development.‎
‎ The project will promote intercultural understanding, foster enduring links, and help ‎youth—regardless of where they were born—develop new skills that set them up for ‎success.‎
Other partners involved in this project include all levels of government, Atlantic ‎Superstore, and local business leaders and corporate partners who will provide ‎mentorship opportunities, such as the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Midland, Irving and ‎Medavie Blue Cross.‎
Through IRCC’s Settlement Program, eligible newcomers receive information about life ‎in Canada and the community in which they will settle, language training, help finding a ‎job, and connections with established immigrants and Canadians. These supports and ‎services help newcomers integrate and build a successful life in Canada, while also ‎helping employers, schools and other organizations build welcoming communities.‎
Projects selected through the National Call for Proposals include
• language training and workplace-based language instruction that will help newcomers ‎settle and gain relevant skills
• employment services that will foster the entrepreneurial spirit of newcomers and ‎engage private sector employers
• support for French-speaking newcomers that will establish stronger ties to ‎Francophone minority communities outside Quebec
• integration of vulnerable populations, such as youth, women, seniors and LGBTQ2 ‎newcomers
• programming that addresses the need for newcomer mental health and well-being ‎supports
• projects that enhance local integration and social inclusion in small-centre, rural and ‎northern areas