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25 December 2010

Ontario’s newcomers brace for cuts and layoffs

Nicholas Keung: Immigration Reporter, Toronto Star

Ten Toronto agencies are slated to lose their funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) starting April 1, with as many as 35 others on the cutting block.

Across Canada, the Conservative government will cut funding to immigrant service agencies by $53 million in 2011, $43 million from Ontario alone — a move that has outraged community groups, the province and the federal Liberals, which have many seats in Toronto. Continue reading Toronto Star

On the same shelf:
  • Liberals protest cuts to immigrant aid, Toronto Sun
  • Settlement agencies lose federal funds, Canadianimmigrant.ca
    GTA agencies losing federal funding are:

  • Northwood Neighbourhood Services
  • Elspeth Heyward Centre for Women
  • Tropicana Community Services
  • Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre
  • Community Action Resource Centre
  • South Asian Women's Centre
  • Eritrean Canadian Community Centre of Toronto
  • Ethiopian Association in the Greater Toronto Area and Surrounding Regions
  • Afghan Association of Ontario (AAO)
  • Bloor Information and Life Centre
  • CIC redirecting aid to newcomers in Hamilton, South Asian Focus - January 19 2011
  • Ottawa immigrant agencies hit by federal cuts, CBC News
  • Funding cuts threaten immigrant agencies‎ - Globe and Mail
  • Cuts will mean end to Ethiopian Association's support of new immigrants, InsideToronto.com
  • Federal cuts to immigrant services won't impact BC, says minister
    Globe and Mail
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