Mississauga Granted Substantial Funding to Launch New Program

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It’s no secret that Mississauga has become a popular and common place for new immigrants to settle, and now it looks like it’s going to become a little easier for newcomers to make themselves at home.

Thr City of Mississauga is getting a little help from the province to launch a brand new program that will benefit newcomers to the municipality. The city recently announced that it has been awarded $70,000 in funding from the Government of Ontario to help new Canadians settle in.

The city says the funding will support the Welcome Home to Mississauga Roadshow, a three-year program designed to "engage new residents through the City's Community Services Department."

"On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we welcome this significant funding investment made by the Government of Ontario. Each year, we welcome thousands of newcomers to Mississauga. Funding for initiatives like the Welcome Home to Mississauga Roadshow allow us to develop new and existing partnerships with community agencies and other levels of government to provide neighbourhood reach for newcomers," Mayor Bonnie Crombie said.

"With this funding, we can help new residents access the right tools and resources they need to become active and engaged members in our community. As our city continues to grow, we remain focused on attracting and retaining newcomers from across Canada and around the world."

Beginning in spring 2018, the program will help newcomers to fine community services online before and after moving, access information about the city at pop-up kiosks at different events, attend events with other newcomers and participate in The Story of M, a community storytelling project.

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