B.C. increases funding to nearly $26 million a year, up from current $6 millionCBC NewsDavid P. Ball
The British Columbia government is set to more than quadruple its funding for newcomer services in the province, the government announced Wednesday.
Immigrant- and refugee-settlement organizations praised the move, which will increase funding for their services to nearly $26 million a year, up from the current $6 million.
"This is good news — there are now robust dollars around this," Neelam Sahota, CEO of Surrey, B.C.-based DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, said in an interview Wednesday.
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