Immigration Waterloo Region Weekly
Your guide to upcoming events, information and resources in Waterloo Region

AUGUST 26, 2019

Events and Programs
Human Rights Training for Muslim Women, Sept 10, 9:30am-12:30pm
(I) Coalition of Muslim Women K-W is offering its first kind of human rights training, through its “Your Rights -Your Lives, Muslim Women’s Human Rights Project,” with a focus on Ontario Human Rights Code in areas of employment, housing and rentals, and services. For more information and registration, please contact Wazhma Frogh at or at 519-576-0540 (ext. 3564).
Bridging Resources Leadership Development Training, Sept 25-Dec 11, Wed 6-8:30pm
(G) KW Counselling Service will hold the next session of the Bridging Resources Leadership Development Training for emergent ethno-cultural community leaders. In this free, interactive training, participants build on their existing skills and knowledge to improve the sustainability of our Region’s multicultural community groups. Apply by Aug 31, 2019.
Webinar with IRCC on Financial Responsibilities for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors, Sept 30, 1-3pm
(G) Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will be delivering a webinar with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for new and experienced Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. It will review sponsors’ financial responsibilities; examine the relationship between the Sponsorship Cost Table/In-Kind Deduction Table and the RAP Rates; and provide an overview of the RAP Rates.
Official Launch: Scale Without Borders, Sept 5,5:30-8pm
(I) Scale Without Borders aims to help Newcomer tech entrepreneurs access the resources they need to succeed. Join its official launch on Sept 5 in Toronto. The evening will feature the authentic stories of trailblazing immigrant tech entrepreneurs and perspectives from leaders in the tech ecosystem.
Resources and Information

This eight-page comic, produced by KEYS J ob Centre d'emploi and available in eight languages, tells the stories of four immigrants struggling with problems in the workplace. Based on common real-life scenarios, the comic includes some basic information about workers’ rights in Ontario, as well as a list of resources and places to seek information and help.
New programs to boost newcomer settlement and integration
As part of its commitment to support successful newcomer settlement and integration, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has selected 824 projects that will deliver high-quality services to newcomers across the country for up to 5 years. Through IRCC’s Settlement Program, eligible newcomers receive information about life in Canada and the community in which they will settle, language training, help finding a job, and connections with established immigrants and Canadians.
Funding, Awards and More...
Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Community, Culture and Recreation Stream
The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) is a cost-shared infrastructure funding program between the federal government, provinces and territories, and municipalities and other recipients. This program will see up to $30 billion in combined federal, provincial and other partner funding, under four priority areas, including Community, Culture and Recreation. Deadline: Nov 12, 2019.
Community Innovation Grant (CIG) 2019 by the Region of Waterloo
The $50,000 CIG will provide one-time grants to support not-for-profit community organizations, partnerships or groups undertaking innovative projects with potential to provide effective and sustainable solutions to existing or emerging needs within the region. Social or community innovations may include new products, processes, services, technology or some combination of these that provide real solutions that benefit a community as a whole rather than private individuals.
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