New programs to boost newcomer settlement and integration – Government of Canada

News release

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

August 7, 2019 ‒ Moncton ‒ 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, advocacy, 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.

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