Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Immigrant Services Calgary Society
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Date: 2010-03-15
Value: $169,122.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This 24-month project aims to meet the unique needs of 270 immigrant and refugee women and families in the Calgary, Alberta region. The integrated Women’s Mentorship Program focuses on Phase II that builds on Phase I of the program where it links newcomer immigrant and refugee women with women who are established in Calgary where they work together to build an employment mentoring relationship. Through this relationship support is provided to the immigrant and refugee women so that they can become employed in their professional fields. Phase II builds on the identified needs of Phase I to equip the program to more effectively and efficiently support immigrant and refugee women by building the program to have a long term impact and sustainability. To do this Phase II proposes: 1) Increasing and building the quality of mentorship training for Mentors; 2) Providing leadership training for Mentors and Mentees; and 3) Amplifying efforts on creating job shadowing and internship opportunities that increase Mentees’ exposure and experience involving the Canadian experience.
Comments: Multi-year project of 24 months