Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Laura Albanese

On Monday, November 6th, Regent Park Focus welcomed its doors to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Laura Albanese. The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration recently awarded Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre a generous grant for civic engagement, through the Multicultural Community Capacity Grant program. This program aims to utilize funding from the grant in order to support a civic engagement project that engages newcomer youth through multimedia resources that promote social inclusion and participation in community life.

After, Diamond spoke to the audience who attended the special press conference for the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration to talk about how Regent Park Focus has helped her through media arts, and how it has benefited her as a resident of Regent Park. Shortly afterward, Diamond joined us again to go on radio with co-host Judy to talk to Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Laura Albanese about the grant that Regent Park Focus received, what it does for newcomers and communities, and some advice for aspiring journalists, as Minister Albanese herself started her journalism career in radio before moving on to politics.

The Multicultural Community Capacity Grant program generally helps support diverse and inclusive communities as a broader government plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives. Ontario is providing over $3 million to 465 recipients across province, as part of a $6 million investment over two years through the program, with applications for the 2018-2019 program now open.

Interview with Laura Albanese

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