Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Local Organization receives funding to help support immigrants in community

A Prince Rupert organization is about to receive a share of some Federal transfer money to help assist immigrants in adapting to life in Canada.

The Provincial Government has announced over 8.5 million dollars in funding across the province, designed to help support community organizations as they seek to support the integration of immigrants into communities across the province.

The funding under the Welcome BC funding supports locally focused projects through a number of partnerships that include, business, local government, post secondary institutions and community sectors.

In Prince Rupert, Hecate Strait Employment Development Society will receive 93,000 dollars in funding under the program, which is funded by the Government of Canada through a program called the Agreement for Canada-British Columbia Cooperation on Immigration.

The program was launched in 2008, and is designed to support the integration of new immigrants into 51 communities province wide.

On the local level, some of what Hecate Strait has to offer towards that program can be found from their website

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