COVID-19 is having a significant impact in our communities; its effects are felt here and around the world. For individuals and organizations who support newcomers, we know this stress is significant. Physical distancing has greatly impacted the ways in which organizations offer critical programming and supports to newcomers, and has placed considerable strain on resources. Services that were once offered face-to-face are now far more difficult with additional challenges such as access to technology, language resources and increased demand for services.
The Edmonton Local Immigration Partnership Shared Secretariat informally consulted many organizations in the community to find out what would be most helpful at this time.
We heard that it would be very useful to have a centralized resource available that gathers and posts information about the various government programs and initiatives available. In addition, we understand that you would like to hear about any new or changing services being offered by other organizations in the Edmonton area, and to have links in order to leverage work already undertaken by others.
On this site you will find:
If you have information to share about your organization’s response to COVID-19 or resources you have developed that others in the sector may find useful, please use our contact form with the details and we will be in touch with you to add it our website.
During this time, our best efforts are our collective efforts. We appreciate everything that you are doing to support newcomers, and we wish to share information as widely as possible in order to ease the strain on resources.
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