September 3, 2008

Support for newcomers in Red Deer

Red Deer is the third most populous city of Alberta. Recently, two organizations serving newly landed immigrants in Red Deer received funding from the Government of Canada.

Red Deer City
Photo: Red Deer View from Rotary Park (photo

Red Deer, September 2, 2008 — Bob Mills, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced support for the Central Alberta Refugee Effort Committee (C.A.R.E.) and Catholic Social Services (CSS) for the delivery of settlement and integration services to newcomers in Red Deer, Alberta.

The funding, totalling $1,082,071, will go towards settlement services such as language training, interpretation and translation, skills improvement, advice and guidance, general information and public awareness education. Language training and help learning essential skills are important settlement services that help newcomers integrate more easily into their new communities. Approximately 300 newcomers to Red Deer will benefit from these services.[Source]

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