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How the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee revitalized their park and created an engine of grassroots economic activity
Newcomers and immigrant serving organizations in Saskatchewan have reason to celebrate with the recent announcement from the Government of Saskatchewan that they will be renewing the Immigrant Access Fund of Saskatchewan (IAF SK).
Immigrant and refugee persons face serious settlement challenges. Integrating into their new community is made exceedingly difficult due to their limited social and professional networks, the non-recognition of foreign experience and credentials, and the competitive nature of the Canadian labour market. Increasingly, newcomers are frustrated by being on the margins of Canadian society.
This is the report on the first phase research findings of the Immigrant Settlement and Integration through Social Enterprise Initiative (ISISE).
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (Canadian CED Network) created the Immigrant Settlement and Integration through Social Enterprise initiative (ISISE) to help make the case that social enterprise development is an effective tool for immigrant settlement and integration.