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CHEO will create a National Navigator Network to help newcomers

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 30, 2019—Ottawa, ON—Canada is actively working with many partners to improve the accessibility and quality of settlement services delivered to newcomers across Canada. Settlement services help newcomers integrate into Canadian communities. The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is launching a new project focusing on breaking down barriers faced by newcomers.


Proposed change to the Oath of Citizenship

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 28, 2019 – Ottawa – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today introduced Bill C-99, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act, to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship to include clear reference to the rights of Indigenous peoples.


The Evangeline Region selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 27, 2019 — Evangeline, PEI — The Evangeline Region has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as part of the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages. Under the Welcoming Francophone Communities initiative, a total of 14 communities across Canada will receive funding so they can create programs and activities to help French-speaking newcomers feel welcomed and integrated into Francophone minority communities.


Whitehorse selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 23, 2019 — Whitehorse, YT — Whitehorse has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as part of the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.


Sudbury selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Sudbury has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as part of the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.


Canada ends the Designated Country of Origin practice

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

May 17, 2019—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada is committed to a well-managed asylum system that’s fair, fast and final. Effective today, Canada is removing all countries from the designated country of origin (DCO) list, which effectively suspends the DCO policy, introduced in 2012, until it can be repealed through future legislative changes.


Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team welcomes new Canadians

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada Soccer hosted a special citizenship ceremony at BMO Field today, where Canada’s Women’s National Team welcomed 27 new citizens from 12 countries into the Canadian family. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, delivered the oath of citizenship and presented certificates to the new citizens. Also attending was Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer’s General Secretary.


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