Improving Settlement Services Across Canada

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration has just released its report on Improving Settlement Services Across Canada.  The report was presented to the House on June 19, 2019. The Committee studied settlement services provided for newcomers focusing on the range of services available and best practices in service delivery; criteria for…

New IRCC Settlement Language Videos

IRCC has released two new settlement language videos that can be shared widely with staff and newcomers alike: Language training options for newcomers to Canada describes the language training and learning opportunities offered through the Settlement Program. This video will help newcomers understand what they can expect from different types of language programming, including formal…

Information on Interim Federal Health for Refugee Claimants

Refugee claimants found eligible for the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) are entitled to receive short term health-care coverage funded by the Government of Canada. This info sheet describes what services are covered under the Interim Federal Health Program. Service providers may also find this tool on the Blue Cross / Medivae website useful. The…

NATIONAL LIP LEARNING EVENT REPORT 2018 / RAPPORT DE 2018 SUR L’ÉVÉNEMENT D’APPRENTISSAGE NATIONAL SUR LES PLI

Building on the success of three events for Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) in the prairies and northern territories region, the 2018 National LIP Learning Event gathered LIP staff and municipal representatives from British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI. For two days, these delegates attended plenary presentations…

COPA: Resources on prevention of violence, bullying and child abuse

COPA provides schools and communities with unique multimedia educational resources, as well as training, professional development and opportunities for capacity- building and consultation throughout the province of Ontario. COPA is the Ontario Provincial Coordinator of the Francophone Settlement Workers’ in Schools Program, supported by IRCC. Le COPA offre aux écoles et aux collectivités des ressources…

MANSO: Acronyms used in the Manitoba Settlement Sector – Acronymes utilisés par le secteur de l’établissement du Manitoba

MANSO developed this list of acronyms frequently used in the settlement sector to help our member organizations with key terminology.  The tool was last updated in September 2018. This resource includes an alphabetical list of acronyms in English, with the equivalent acronyms in French (where possible), as well as a brief description in English and…

Evaluation of the Provincial Nominee Program

IRCC has released their Evaluation of the Provincial Nominee Program.  Available in English and French below: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/reports-statistics/evaluations/provincial-nominee-program-2015.html https://www.canada.ca/fr/immigration-refugies-citoyennete/organisation/rapports-statistiques/evaluations/programme-candidats-provinces-2015.html