Ontario is supporting refugees, refugee claimants and other vulnerable newcomers in communities like Cambridge by investing in services to help them successfully settle into their new lives in Ontario.
The province is supporting YMCA of Cambridge with $118,884 for its Settlement and Integration Services.
“Welcoming refugees and vulnerable newcomers is important, but it’s not enough. That’s why the province of Ontario has pledged to continue addressing the challenges of higher than anticipated numbers by expanding targeted services in communities like Cambridge,” said Kathryn McGarry, MPP Cambridge.
“The greater the supports, the greater the chances of refugees and vulnerable newcomers will successfully integrate socially and economically, which benefits us all.”
A total of 95 projects across Ontario will receive funding for services to help improve social and economic outcomes for refugees and other vulnerable newcomers, including immediate settlement and long-term integration support.
These programs and services will provide:
Helping newcomers thrive and succeed is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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