Canada immigration’s Vancouver project to help settlement of women immigrants
Canada, 19th July: A new project by Canada immigration department aims to help in settlement of women immigrants in Vancouver.
The project named HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters) will encourage young women immigrants integrate successfully in their communities and begin their new life in Canadian society.
The funding for the Vancouver-area project is being provided by Canada immigration, stated Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, John Weston. Mr. Weston was speaking on behalf of Jason Kenney, Canadian immigration minister.
The project by Canada immigration will enable newcomers and new Canada visa arrivals engage themselves in Canadian society and way of life. This will help in making a strong Canadian society, added Mr. Weston.
The Practicing Citizenship project seeks to ensure the participation of women belonging to ethno-cultural minority in the society of Canada by providing them with knowledge regarding history and democracy of Canada. Also, such women will also be imparted literacy training, mentoring and lessons on practical experiences in their new community.
Contribution of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has helped in establishment of the new Practicing Citizenship project titled HIPPY. The project will help in giving required confidence and knowledge to nearly 50 new women immigrant arrivals in Canada which will equip them to engage themselves in their respective communities.
There have a number of new women immigrants in Canada who have been found to be struggling to adjust and integrate themselves in their new societies in Canada. The result was that many felt themselves as isolated and cut off from people in Canada.
Hence, the primary motive of this project by Canadian government is to help such women immigrants in Canada, stated Executive Director of HIPPY Canada, Debbie Bell. HIPPY Canada has formed alliances with Multicultural Helping House Society and MOSAIC to promote Practicing Citizenship program while keeping concerns of such new immigrant arrivals in Canada, Bell added.
Canada is a multicultural and diverse nation and this is proved by CIC’s Multiculturalism Program to extend equal opportunities and understanding of cultures of each other’s nation to people hailing from different faiths and cultures.