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Refugee Readiness Teams ready for Syrian refugees

The five Refugee Response Teams are supported by a $500,000 investment from the $1-million Refugee Readiness Fund. Funding will be provided in two instalments with the first portion delivered immediately and the remainder in the summer when final settlement numbers are known. Organizations, their service area and their initial funding amounts include:

  • MOSAIC, Metro Vancouver – $107,655
  • DIVERSEcity Community Resource Society, Fraser Valley – $70,599
  • Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS), Vancouver Island – $52,500
  • Kelowna Community Resources Society, Thompson Okanagan – $30,000
  • Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society of Prince George (IMSSPG), Cariboo – $14,143