refugees.Earlier this week, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Canada Minister Jason Kenny announced that the Canadian government will be providing $112,000 in federal funding to the Société franco-manitobaine in Winnipeg, Manitoba to ensure improved access to settlement services for 50 government-sponsored francophone
"This Government is committed to helping those truly in need to begin their new lives in Canada. The hopes and dreams they bring with them will help build a richer and stronger Canada," Kenney said.
The services will be provided by l'Accueil francophone, a division of the Société franco-manitobaine, and include help with finding accommodation and everyday tasks such as banking, as well as referrals to federal and provincial programs.
"This funding will allow l’Accueil francophone to continue and significantly enhance our settlement services to Francophone government-assisted refugees. We share the Government of Canada's commitment to improving the lives and settlement experience of these newcomers," said Daniel Boucher, President and Director General of the Société franco-manitobaine.
The funding is being provided through Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP).