The government of Canada aims to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents by the end of 2021, with the goal to boost economic recovery and resilience. The last time Canada attracted more than 400,000 people in one year was the early 1900s.
This is an opportunity for the Canadian social sector to step up to help welcome newcomers — in ways that are inclusive and equitable.
That’s why Future of Good is excited to partner with World Education Services (WES) Mariam Assefa Fund on a series of digital stories to highlight their first-ever participatory grantmaking project in Peel region, Ontario facilitated by the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement. Launched just this past week, this pilot project will aim to put newcomer community members at the centre of funding and grantmaking decisions, shifting power to those directly affected by social and economic changes in their communities. Now is a time more than ever where a transformation in the philanthropy landscape is needed.
Stay tuned for the series.
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