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Newcomer Leadership Development Seed Grant

posted by Scott Williams

We are very grateful to be receiving a Seed Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to enhance our Newcomer Leadership Development program. We are receiving $73,100 over 12 months to develop the enhanced curriculum that will include practicum placements for participants at other local agencies and organizations. Participants will also be encouraged to apply for City of Kitchener Neighbourhood Grants, with our guidance.

The goal of this program has always been to build inclusive and engaged communities and to facilitate reciprocal learning between various ethno-cultural groups and the community at large. This initiative is helping people who are marginalized take on leadership roles in their communities, and will have an impact on the lives of many people in the community.

A new session of our Newcomer Leadership Development program began on September 19th. Watch this page for updates or reach out to Georgina de Barros for more information 519.884.0000 x212.