Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Centre d’encadrement pour jeunes filles immigrantes (CEJFI)
Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $83,492.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This message cannot be repeated often enough: poverty is the main obstacle to immigrant women’s integration into their host society. Also, it goes without saying that persons who suffer discrimination on three counts (being women, immigrants and members of visible minorities) must overcome an even greater number of challenges in their integration process. For these reasons, the Centre d’encadrement pour jeunes filles immigrantes (CEJFI) wishes to launch a pilot project to enable young immigrant women with diplomas who are jobless in the Montreal area to achieve financial independence and overcome their poverty. CEJFI has two goals: 1) to inform young immigrant women of job prospects by targeting occupations that will assist in their rapid socio professional integration; and 2) to promote their skills development to assist them in attaining their professional goals. Furthermore, CEJFI intends to encourage the formation of a network of these women with the assistance of 10 mentors/sponsors to support them throughout their development process. This project is intended for young, qualified immigrant women in precarious circumstances, who are newcomers to Canada – having arrived within the past five years – are jobless, have no income or are recipients of Employment Insurance or social assistance benefits.