Thursday, August 28, 2008

Funding for Thurder Bay Multicultural Association



The Thunder Bay Multicultural Association is a non-profit organization whose objective is to encourage and facilitate co-operation among ethnic organizations in promoting the concept of multiculturalism. It provides the following services:

  • immigrant settlement including referral, information and orientation for job preparation, housing, education, Citizenship, etc.

  • interpretation and translation in over 40 languages for documents/certificates, medical appointments/emergencies, immigration, etc.

  • community programs for recent newcomers including English as a Second Language, Citizenship Preparation, Drivers Education Preparation, Community Development, etc.

  • cross-cultural/race relations information on cultural adjustments of newcomers, etc.

  • language instruction for newcomers to Canada assessments to rate English language levels according to the Canadian Language Benchmark assessment

  • matching newcomers with volunteers to assist with adjustment to Canadian society.

  • Thurder Bay Multicultural Association recently received support from the Government of Canada.

    Canada’s government provides support to Thunder Bay to help newcomers settle

    Thunder Bay, August 27, 2008 — Joe Comuzzi, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced support for the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association to help settle and integrate newcomers in northern Ontario.

    Funding of $2 million will go toward providing settlement services such as language training, a mentorship program, referrals to community resources and employment-related services. Approximately 800 newcomers to Thunder Bay will be able to benefit from these services.[Source]

    If you are considering to settle in Ontario, Thunder Bay Multicultural Association is of big help. Their official website is http://www.thunderbay.org.