Over half-a-million dollars for newcomer settlement programs
Over half-a-million provincial government dollars will be flowing to three non-profit agencies in Mississauga and Brampton for the settlement of newcomers, announced MPP Amrit Mangat.
“Ontario supports delivery of settlement services to newcomers through the Newcomer Settlement Program. The goal of the program is to support the successful settlement and integration of newcomers to Ontario,” she said.
Sharing of the provincial funding of $522,610 is as follows:
• $130,000 to Punjabi Community Health Services
• $147,790 to Malton Neighbourhood Services
• $244,820 to Brampton Multicultural Community Centre
The program is delivered by a province-wide network of community-based not-for-profit agencies that assist newcomers in settling and integrating in communities across Ontario. Settlement agencies provide newcomers with information, guidance and support during the settlement process, and connect newcomers to services and resources in the broader community.
Services delivered by newcomer settlement agencies include:
• One-on-one settlement and orientation assistance.
• Information about community and government services and referrals to services such as healthcare, housing, legal, education, employment and language and skills training programs and services.
• Help with finding a job or access training and skills development programs.
• Interpretation and translation of documents
• Help filling out forms and applications.
Posted: Mar 3, 2013