In line with IRCC dedication to providing top-notch services for newcomers and refugees IRCC unveils 4 Key themes for 2024 settlement initiatives. By taking this calculated risk, the IRCC hopes to guarantee high-quality services for the Settlement and Resettlement Assistance programs and create a positive atmosphere for the ensuing five years. Examine the specifics of the IRCC’s progressive settlement plans for 2024, highlighting the importance of these four major themes.
The period for submitting grant applications is available and runs from November 14, 2023 to January 31, 2024. As well as the Grants and Contributions System gives applicants the freedom to apply to several funding opportunities (GCS).
CFP 2024’s funding cycle begins on April 1, 2025, and projects that meet the eligibility requirements may be supported for a maximum of five years, ending on March 31, 2030.
Extensive nationwide consultations involving over 1,300 partners and stakeholders in early 2023 developed key focus topics. In order to guarantee that the program continuously provides the “right service, to the right client, at the right time,” IRCC has carefully crafted its priorities and guidelines for CFP 2024.
Moreover, an Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) request acquired by media highlights that specific enhancements to the Settlement Program are categorized under overarching themes.
Enhance uniformity: Adopt a standardized approach to service delivery across the country, giving clients with complex needs and major obstacles priority.
Facilitate collaboration: To maximize settlement program efficiency, encourage information sharing and coordinated planning with various governmental levels.
Empower community partners: Promote cooperative program design with clients, strengthening community ties and volunteer capability.
Prioritize flexibility: Recognize the role that provinces and territories play in co-planning for the settlement and integration of newcomers by ensuring program flexibility to meet client and regional variances.
The CFP 2024 invites proposals for four distinct streams
Four separate streams—the Resettlement Assistance Program, the Francophone Integration Pathway, Equity (capacity building), and Service Delivery Improvement—will be the focus of the CFP 2024.
Building on the Resettlement Assistance Program’s (RAP) continuous expansion since 2019, CFP 2024 intends to expand the program to four more regions. Additionally, it aims to improve the RAP’s ability to consistently assist clients who speak French and integrate a refugee pathway to facilitate a smooth transition for refugees who need RAP support.
Furthermore, the terms and circumstances of the Settlement Program will include the Francophone Integration Pathway. Enhancing the ability of organizations that assist Francophone immigrants and setting a minimum financial goal for Francophone programming in each region are two of the suggested actions.
The CFP also seeks to improve the settlement sector’s capacity to offer more equitable and inclusive services to a varied pool of arrivals. Designed to aid organizations that historically lacked funding under the Settlement and Resettlement programs, this stream provides a yearly grant of up to $25 million.
Finally, the implementation of CFP 2024 is critical to the advancement of digital and hybrid service delivery approaches. It promotes experimenting with and investigating cutting-edge methods to improve service delivery.
Canada’s Settlement Services – An overview
Every year, the IRCC allots over $2 billion for settlement services across Canada, with an additional allocation for Quebec. With the help of this financing, immigrant-serving organizations can provide services and initiatives that help people who fit the IRCC’s qualifying requirements settle down and integrate. Moreover, these IRCC-funded services are often available to protected individuals, certain temporary residents, and permanent residents.
In response to the CFP, settlement providers requesting IRCC funds describe how they will support immigrants. Furthermore, through IRCC-funded services, eligible newcomers can currently access almost 1,300 locations across Canada, and a comprehensive listing is available on the IRCC website.
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