Support the integration of immigrants and refugees

To start a new life on solid ground

Moving to a new country brings its own share of challenges, such as learning a new language, becoming familiar with the local culture and values, finding housing and a job, opening a bank account, or registering children in school. 

Thanks to your donations, Centraide supports a network of 75 agencies and projects that work to integrate new immigrants and aim to get people of all backgrounds to fully participate in society. An annual investment of $3.1 M.

These agencies mainly work with families who have just arrived in the country. However, they also provide support to 2nd- and 3rd-generation immigrants, who experience different challenges than those of their parents and grandparents.

Concrete and lasting initiatives:
  • Information, help and referral
  • Affordable housing searches and other resources, depending on individual and family needs (drop-in daycare, reinforcement of parenting skills, liaison with the school)
  • Psychosocial support
  • Sociocultural activities and theme workshops
  • Fight against discrimination
  • Intercultural pairings
  • Home visits