Settlement services woefully underfunded: new report

Short-term funding agreements and strict guidelines around how the funds may be used are hampering efforts by settlement agencies to help integrate newcomers to Canada, says a new report from the reputable Association for Canadian Studies. NCM’s Fabian Dawson reports.

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New Bridges: Indigenous People and New Canadians

Indigenous people and New Canadians might be two of the most influential population groups across Canada in the long run. But there exists a gap between the two groups, with the latter having a larger say in federal politics, which has resulted in some tension. The future of the country largely rests on the bridges and connections between these groups, argues Kenneth Coates.

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Study Points to Gaps in Settlement Services for Newcomers

Despite receiving nearly a billion dollars in taxpayer funding, settlement services designed to help all newcomers remain a well-kept-secret, with the government appearing to favour quantity over quality, Reedah Hayder reports.

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A Decolonized Citizenship Ceremony is a Step Towards Reconciliation

While Canada is taking steps to sharing knowledge of Indigenous history with newcomers, including through an updated citizenship oath, critics say more needs to be done to meaningfully involve them in reconciliation efforts.

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‘We Can’t Take Immigrants for Granted’: Minister

The federal government is foreshadowing a major overhaul of the immigration intake system so that it does not pit low-skilled workers against highly qualified applicants, reports Local Journalism Initiative reporter, Fernando Arce.

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