14 July 2010

Canada immigration to fund project to engage immigrant women

A new Vancouver-area project will help female migrants to Canada better understand and more fully engage in Canadian society.

Canada Immigration

Canada immigration has provided funding to help newcomers settle into Canada.

John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of Canada Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, announced funding for Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY) Canada for their Practicing Citizenship project.

Mr Western said giving new Canadian Visa arrivals and other newcomers the tools to fully participate in Canadian society is something that will serve all Canadians in the long-run.

“We are acting to help new and established Canadians succeed together in building a strong, integrated society,” he said.

The Practicing Citizenship project aims to increase the participation of ethno-cultural minority women in Canadian society with classes on Canadian history and democracy, practical experiences in the community, mentoring and literacy training.

Approximately 50 female newcomers to Canada will gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to become fully engaged in the community.

The Canadian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people apply for a Canada Visa with the Canadian High Commission.   

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