Additional funding for settlement services in the Prairies

Backgrounder

Case management services

Case management is a comprehensive approach to settle government-assisted refugees and other high-needs and vulnerable newcomers facing multiple and complex barriers to integrate. This can include victims of gender-based violence, disadvantaged youth, and LGBTQ2 individuals. It is typically provided during a client’s first 12 to 18 months in Canada. The approach generally involves a comprehensive needs and assets assessment and settlement plan, regular monitoring of progress and check-ins at set intervals, as well as personalized and intensive supports based on each client’s needs.

On January 17, 2022, the Government of Canada announced it is investing more than $14 million in 14 service provider organizations, including 11 located in the Prairies. This investment will help newcomers who need significant intervention and support to more quickly integrate into Canadian society and have greater independence.

Case management funding for the Prairies

Service provider organization Community Funding amount
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society Brooks, Alberta $498,600
The Young Men’s Christian Association of Edmonton Fort McMurray, Alberta $464,381
Edmonton Immigrant Services Association Grande Prairie, Alberta $255,616
Centre d’Accueil pour Nouveaux Arrivants Francophones de Calgary Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brooks and Red Deer, Alberta $1,267,308
Lethbridge Family Services – Immigrant Services Department Lethbridge, Alberta $832,774
Saamis Immigration Services Association Medicine Hat, Alberta $315,850
Catholic Social Services Red Deer, Alberta $1,663,083
Moose Jaw Multicultural Council Inc. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan $204,015
Westman Immigrant Services Brandon, Manitoba $1,309,506
Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise Prince Albert and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan $838,291
Regional Connections Immigrant Services Winkler, Manitoba $192,354
Other case management support for service provider organizations Various $2,271,398

Resettlement Assistance Program

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada funds the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP), which operates in all provinces outside of Quebec to support resettling government-assisted refugees and other eligible clients upon their arrival in Canada. It has 2 main components: income support and assistance for a range of immediate essential services. RAP service provider organizations deliver immediate and essential services such as accommodations, banking and social insurance number applications.

The Government of Canada announced in January 2022 more than $21 million in funding to enable 9 service provider organizations, including 3 located in the Prairies, to provide resettlement services.

Resettlement Assistant Program funding for the Prairies

Service provider organization Community Funding amount
The Young Men’s Christian Association of Edmonton Fort McMurray, Alberta $1,152,948
Edmonton Immigrant Services Association Grande Prairie, Alberta $1,123,345
Regional Connections Immigrant Services Winkler, Manitoba $753,323
Other RAP support for existing RAP service providers Various $1,214,890

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