IMSS in P.G. Receives Refugee Response Funding
Prince George, B.C.- The Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society of Prince George has been chosen to lead a Refugee Response Team in Prince George and Smithers to help refugees settle and integrate into the community. Premier Christy Clark and MLA Shirley Bond delivered the first of two funding installments today.
The IMSS has received $14,143.41, dollars that will help identify short term needs to support a co-ordinated approach in helping the newly arrived Syrian families.
The first family ( privately funded) arrived in Prince George in early January. Since then a couple of other privately funded families have arrived and ten government funded families arrived earlier this month.
The balance of the funding will be delivered in the summer when final settlement numbers are known.
The IMSS team will be made up of reps from a cross section of the community including private sponsors, churches, educators, health-care providers and employers.