Ontario Invites Applications for Enhanced Settlement and Integration Service Funding
Ontario is inviting community partners to apply for new funding that will help refugees and vulnerable newcomers integrate and succeed in Ontario, through the Enhanced Settlement and Integration Services Funding for Refugees and Vulnerable Newcomers.
This new funding will help address existing support gaps and improve outcomes for refugees and vulnerable newcomers by providing better access to targeted services such as:
- First-language settlement and case management services, including individualized support to help refugees find a home, register for school, connect with a doctor and address adaptation and mental health challenges
- Employment and training supports, including job-specific language instruction, skills training and work placement, focused on a particular occupation or sector
- Programming for newcomer and refugee women and youth, including peer support groups, parenting assistance, domestic violence prevention and intervention, mentoring and leadership development.
The application period opens today and closes on July 25th. This new program will provide $17.5 million over two years. Interested applicants should visit Grants Ontario to apply.
In addition to this new funding, Ontario also recently opened applications for four programs to help immigrants and refugees settle and succeed.
In total, the province is investing more than $110 million in 2017-18 in newcomer and refugee supports including language training, settlement and employment programs.